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What is non-gonococcal urethritis {ngu}?

What is non-gonococcal urethritis {ngu}?

Urethral irritation: Usually, an infection of the urethra. Often refers to chlamydia. ...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 ...Read more


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Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Probably not: Neither PID nor any other health problem has ever been documented in the sex partners of men with NGU not due to chlamydia or M. genitalium. Does your partner have PID, or are you just worried concerned about it? If the latter, my advice is to not worry. If PID is suspected, she of course should see her doctor or perhaps an NHS GUM clinic. Otherwise nothing need be done. ...Read more

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Is tuberculous epididymitis sexually transmitted?

Is tuberculous epididymitis sexually transmitted?

No: Tuberculosis can affect any part of the body (though it usually affects the lungs) including the epididymis and testes. Tuberculosis is transmitted via inhalation of infected respiratory droplets. ...Read more

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Is urethritis a std?

Is urethritis a std?

Yes, almost always: With very rare exceptions, urethritis is an STD. (But not if you are not sexualy active; in that case, urethritis of course cannot be an STD.) The 3 main causes of urethritis are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). If you think you have urethritis, or have symptoms (discharge of pus or mucus, sometimes with painful urination) see a doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is urethritis contagious through sex?

Is urethritis contagious through sex?

Yes: If you have urethritis caused by a a sexually transmitted infection, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, mycoplasma, or ureaplasma, you can give it to someone else during unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia a urinary tract infection?

Is chlamydia a urinary tract infection?

Can affect urethra: Urethra is the terminal part of the urinary tract and subjects can develop chlamydia urethritis, but not cystitis or pyelonephritis. It primarily causes a sexually transmitted disease, vaginitis and cervicitis and thence salpingitis and pelvic inflammatory disease. I men tends to be confined to the urethra. Can affect rectum or throat in recipient of anal or oral sex. Thus not really cause of uti. ...Read more

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Is urethritis curable?

Is urethritis curable?

Usually: Urethritis means infection of the urethra, which is the tube that comes from your bladder and allows you to urinate. Urethritis is often due to a bacterial infection, which can be eradicated with antibiotics. If you are having pain or burning with urination, or discharge from the urethra, you might consider seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is cervicitis sexually transmitted?

Is cervicitis sexually transmitted?

Not necessarily: Cervicitis is simply an inflammation of the cervix. It could be inflammed for many different reasons. Std's are some causes. There are more benign causes of cervicitis though that are not sexually transmitted. If concerned, see your pcp or gyn physician. ...Read more

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Urethra tip discomfort/itch/pain. Is this a symptom for chlamydia? + PCR semen chlamydia. - PCR urethral swab chlamydia. Why? Treatment? Curable? Help

Urethra tip discomfort/itch/pain. Is this a symptom for chlamydia? + PCR semen chlamydia. - PCR urethral swab chlamydia. Why? Treatment? Curable? Help

Seek medical help: You must be examined and treated. Period. You are infected and certainly contagious. Call for an appointment-TODAY. Always use condoms from now on. ...Read more

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Is bacterial vaginosis sexually transmitted?

Is bacterial vaginosis sexually transmitted?

No: Bacterial vaginosis or BV is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is simply a shift or alteration in the normal vaginal flora causing irritation, vaginal discharge, or foul odor. Antibiotics are given to treat bv. ...Read more

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Hi,Is ureaplasma ureaticum/ureaplasma parvum linked to chlamydia or other bacteria's?

Hi,Is ureaplasma ureaticum/ureaplasma parvum linked to chlamydia or other bacteria's?

Bacteria: Ureaplasma urealyticum is a bacterium belonging to the family Mycoplasmataceae. Its type strain is T960. U. urealyticum is part of the normal genital flora of both men and women. It is found in about 70% of sexually active humans. there is no linkage with any other infections but one can have both infections simultaneously. ...Read more

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What's nonspecific urethritis from?

What's nonspecific urethritis from?

NSU, also known as…: …ngu (non-gonococcal urethritis) is most often a disease transmitted by vaginal/oral/ anal sex; may involve chlamydia, trichomonas, or herpes. Occasionally urethritis can be caused by friction (intercourse or masturbation), detergents/ soap, or excess alcohol. Diagnosis reached by eliminating possible causes. ...Read more

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Is prostatitis an std?

Is prostatitis an std?

Sometimes: Sometimes yes, and sometimes its a more common bacteria such as e. Coli or klebsiella. There are other causes as well and prostatitis may be acute or chronic. Consult your doctor for more info on a specific case. ...Read more

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Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)? 

Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)? 

No: Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition wherein the bladder is deficient in a 'slime layer' that protects the lining from irritating substances in the urine. Almost like a 'diaper rash' on the inside. It can be managed and treated with dietary changes, oral medications and sometimes infusions of medicine into the bladder. ...Read more

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Whats mycoplasma genitalium?

Whats mycoplasma genitalium?

NGNCU: Mycoplasma genitalium can cause inflammation of the urethra (urethritis) not resulting from gonococcus or chlamydia. This is known as nongonococcal nonchlamydial urethritis (ngncu). It can also cause infection of the female genitourinary tract (cervicitis, endometritis, and pelvic inflammatory disease). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ureaplasma urealyticum and mycoplasma hominis--causes of infertility?

Ureaplasma urealyticum and mycoplasma hominis--causes of infertility?

Maybe miscarriages: Ureaplasma & mycoplasma hominis have been implicated in single miscarriages or recurrent pregnancy losses. The studies are not high quality, but it's relatively cheap and easy to give a course of antibiotics to women who have had one or more miscarriages, & their partners. Mycoplasma genitalium may be a cause pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). See a rei specialist if ttc without success. ...Read more

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Bacterial prostatitis harmful to partner?

Bacterial prostatitis harmful to partner?

No: Diagnosis of bacterial prostatitis made on basis of symptoms, exam, and an abnormal urinalysis and positive urine culture and usually treated with 2-4 weeks of antibiotics and a follow-up check. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, similar to a uti, bacterial prostatitis is neither harmful nor transmissable to your partner. ...Read more