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Doctor insights on: Urethral Syndrome

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Does urethral syndrome mean I have herpes?

Does urethral syndrome mean I have herpes?

No: Urethral syndrome = urethral inflammation /irritation not related to infection. Herpes would be a viral infection. ...Read more

Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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Can you get rid of urethral syndrome without going to a doctor?

No: Urethral syndrome is infection, acute or chronic,of the periurethral glands or Skene's glands around the female urethra. They are the embryological equivalent of the prostate gland in the male. The treatment involves antibiotics,short term for acute,long term for chronic. Also a dose after sexual intercourse. Sometimes hormones help. You need to see a medical doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does urethral syndrome mean I have herpes?

No: Urethral syndrome = urethral inflammation /irritation not related to infection. Herpes would be a viral infection. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Can you get rid of urethral syndrome without going to a doctor?

No: Urethral syndrome is infection, acute or chronic,of the periurethral glands or Skene's glands around the female urethra. They are the embryological equivalent of the prostate gland in the male. The treatment involves antibiotics,short term for acute,long term for chronic. Also a dose after sexual intercourse. Sometimes hormones help. You need to see a medical doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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How is urethral syndrome detected? I can't just take antibiotics w/out any confirmed infection due to CDiff history.

How is urethral syndrome detected? I can't just take antibiotics w/out any confirmed infection due to CDiff history.

Urine culture: Usually urine culture showing typical UTI-type bacteria in smaller than usual numbers. Lab must be alerted to pay attention to small counts and not dismiss the culture as negative. Sometimes an antibiotic trial is needed. UTI Rx 3-5 d rarely triggers C diff. If your doctor is unfamiliar, see infectious diseases specialist. As noted in previous reply, urethral syndrome isn't the only possibility. ...Read more