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Is there an autoimmune urethritis?

Is there an autoimmune urethritis?

POSSIBLE: Autoimmune disease may affect any organ in the body, and as an example, reiter's syndrome is felt to be an autoimmune condition associated with certain types of infection. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Should I still go to work if I have urethritis?

Should I still go to work if I have urethritis?

Yes: This is an infection limited to the tube that drains the bladder. It is not contagious with routine activities and good handwashing. It may be uncomfortable for you but you can get medications to soothe the symptoms of burning with urination. ...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

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Is there medicine for urethritis?

Is there medicine for urethritis?

Yes: The choice of medicine depends on the cause. Ceftriaxone is used to treat gonorrhea. Azithromycin or Doxycycline are used to treat chlamydia and some other causes of urethritis. ...Read more

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Does urethritis ever completely go away?

Does urethritis ever completely go away?

Sure: If treated effectively, and you do not keep getting another infection, etc. it should be bale to resolve. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My urethritis symptoms are slowly getting better. What can i do to keep this up?

My urethritis symptoms are slowly getting better. What can i do to keep this up?

Urethritis : Complete the course of antibiotics if you are being treated. Avoid alcohol. Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily. Empty your bladder after sex. Use a condom to avoid sexually transmitted infections. ...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 common is it for somebody to get urethritis?

How common is it for somebody to get urethritis?

Urethritis: Fairly common, sometimes associated with stds or uti's. ...Read more

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How come it takes for urethritis symptoms to go away?

How come it takes for urethritis  symptoms to go away?

Here are some ...: Urethritis denotes the lining (mucosa) of urethra & its submucosa is becoming the battlefield of immune mechanism to fend off the insult by bugs or injury, to which white blood cells and immunoglobulins automatically converge to forge various degrees of inflammation so to rid bugs and heal the damaged tissue. As a result, the nerve-endings in inflamed tissues alter their sensitivity so ... ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Urethritis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of the urethra, typically noticed based on pain within ...Read more