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Can women be successfully treated for non-specific urethritis?

Can women be successfully treated for non-specific urethritis?

Yes: Nonspecific urethritis (NSU), also called nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), is diagnosed only in men. Chlamydia causes about one third of cases, and female partners of infected men are treated with drugs that will cure chlamydia, usually azithromycin or doxycycline. If no chlamydia, most women have nothing obviously wrong, but treatment is recommended to prevent problems and reinfection of partners. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Urethritis (Definition)

The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside of your body. Urethritis occurs when this urethra is inflammed or infected. This is most often caused by an E. Coli infection and can result ...Read more


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Will cefuroxime treat urethritis

Will cefuroxime treat urethritis

Yes, if : The organisms, such as neisseria or chlamydia, is sensitive to this antibiotic. If it is not treated properly, you can get scarring and urethral strictures, which can become big problems. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC medications that can treat urethritis? Preferably ones that can be bought from pharmaceutical stores like CVS, Walgreens, etc.

Are there any OTC medications that can treat urethritis? Preferably ones that can be bought from pharmaceutical stores like CVS, Walgreens, etc.

No OTC treatment: There are no OTC medications effective against urethritis. At your age of 17, and assuming you are sexually active, urethritis means STD -- gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). You need professional examination, diagnostic tests, and treatment with prescription antibiotics. Do it ASAP; every day you delay increases the chance of serious complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will Amoxicillin treat Non-Specific Urethritis? How many do i take in a day? For how many days? What steps should i take to get cured? What to avoid?


Will Amoxicillin treat Non-Specific Urethritis? How many do i take in a day? For how many days? What steps should i take to get cured? What to avoid?

Amox not choice: I'm not familiar with treating NGU with amoxicillin but instead use azithromycin or doxycycline. BTW, Is your amoxicillin some pills left over from a previous illness? Please don't do that, since it is a big factor in causing the antibiotic resistance epidemic we're now seeing. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can you still have urethritis if your urine cultures are coming back negative, after having a uti, that i got treated for and urine culture now ( -).

Can you still have urethritis if your urine cultures are coming back negative, after having a uti, that i got treated for and urine culture now ( -).

Yes: Urethritis is inflammation of urethra. As such, it has several causes, most frequently urinary tract infection such as bladder or kidney infection. Sexually transmitted disease/infection are another common cause of urethritis. However, typical urine culture won't look for std/stis. You'll need separate testing for those bacteria & virus which cause std/stis. ...Read more

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Treated chalmdyia two negative urine tests but still mild pain after passing urine. Could this be urethral stricture or chronic urethritis?

Treated chalmdyia two negative urine tests but still mild pain after passing urine. Could this be urethral stricture or chronic urethritis?

Consult doctor: Urethral stricture is much more common in men than in women. Any inflammation of the urethra resulting from injury, trauma, previous surgery, or infection can cause urethral stricture. Symptoms of urethral stricture can range from no symptoms at all to complete urinary retention. Imaging studies and endoscopic evaluations are important tools in the diagnosis of urethral stricture. Medications generally play no role, and surgical procedures remain the mainstay of treatment for urethral stricture. The overall prognosis for urethral stricture is good. ...Read more

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Treated chalmdyia two urine STD negative tests and culture can urethritis last after the infection is gone? Still mild pain when peeing 6 weeks after

Treated chalmdyia two urine STD negative tests and culture  can urethritis last after the infection is gone? Still mild pain when peeing 6 weeks after

It is possible: One can sometimes have residual inflammation from infections that a simple nsaid may relieve, but generally, if pain and burning persist, despite treatment, then have your Doc assess for other causes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do for urethritis?

What can I do for urethritis?

Depends on cause: That depends on what's causing it: a Ceftriaxone shot for gonorrhea, and Azithromycin or Doxycycline for chlamydia and most other forms of urethritis. ...Read more

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How long does urethritis last?

How long does urethritis last?

Urethritis: Asymptomatic urethritis can last for a long time, always see a doctor if you are suspect a urinary tract infection and be tested and treated. ...Read more