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Where Do I Get An Ngu Test
Here are some. ..: Urinalysis with or without urine culture with properly collected urine specimen is to confirm if one's voiding symptoms results from UTI, but usually NGU will not be tested except suspecting STD-related urethritis or vaginitis. But foremost is clinical history + professional alertness which lead to timely testing. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling to lessen confusion & ease anxiety ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with ngu and it spread to my prostate. Is there anything I can do at home to get rid of or help my situation?
See a doctor: If by "at home, " you mean can you self-treat, the answer is no. Who ever diagnosed ngu can prescribe antibiotics. ...Read more
I have frequent and urgent urination. My urine also looks cloudy with swirling going on. 2 UTI tests. Both negative. Ngu negative. Any thoughts?
Frequent urination: A male at 28years is unlikely to have significant bladder problems, hence a full urinalysis report and chem profile with osmolality will be helpful in considering diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi I m having penis discharge since 7 months I took many medicines, for NGU and gonnorhea, but discharge not going away, all tests are normal, please me?
Chronic urethritis: Such prolonged, persistent symptoms after multiple antibiotics suggest the possibility of Mycoplasma genitalium; ask doctor about trying moxifloxacin. Or a non STD prostate infection. Also ask about certain parasitic infections, especially schistosomiasis -- heretofore uncommon in Pakistan, but recently increasing. See an infection specialist and/or urologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Is non chlamydial ngu contagious? All std tests neg. First swab slightly >5wbc. Never any discharge. Current Swab <5wbc but still have symptoms.
NGU: Non-gonococcal urethritis is usually caused by an infection The most common causes of NGU include Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma genitaliium, and Ureaplasma urealyticum. Rare causes are Trichomonas vaginalis, Yeasts, HSV, Adenovirus, other bacteria such as Streptococci, mycobacteria, or anaerobes. Either you have incomplete treatement or reexposure or nonbacterial urethritis. Contact MD. ...Read more
Does ngu cause prostatitis. Received oral sex 6 months ago. Told I had ngu 3 weeks after. All std tests neg. All urethral swabs since have been clear?
Separate problems: Nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) and prostatitis are separate problems, although they have overlapping symptoms and often difficult to distinguish from one another. NGU is not known to be a cause of prostatitis, but this is uncertain and controversial. If you haven't been seen in one of UK's excellent NHS GUM clinics, that would be a good next step for truly expert care. Good luck! ...Read more
NGU is STD, UTI isn't:
Urinary tract infection (UTI) and nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) are separate problems. But some doctors don't know the difference and diagnose UTI in men with NGU. UTIs are rare in men under age 35. Most NGU has negative STD tests, but it's still an STD.
You're female, per your profile. Are you concerned for yourself or a male partner? I can help better with more info. ...Read more
My partner told me she had chlamydia. I had symptoms but test was negative. Could this be NGU or gonorrhea or UTI?
Yes: Unprotected sexual exposure puts you at risk for all STDs, for which you should be tested, not just chlamydia. Perhaps they did when they tested you – find out. If you have had further unprotected sex after testing you need retesting. A diagnosis of NGU requires exclusion of gonorrhea. Practice safe sex! Good luck ...Read more
DX with ngu from oral sex. All std tests neg. Doxycycline and aizthrimycin did not cure. Worried that it won't go away. Had for 3 months. Swab <5wbc?
Persistent ngu: Oral tetracyclines and erythromycin are well established choices of treatment. Despite adequate treatment, about 30-35% of NGU persist or recur. The cause of persistence or recurrence remains unknown. Prostate gland involvement has to be ruled out where indicated. A 4 to 6 week course of tetracyclines or erythromycin is suggested for persistent or recurrent NGU. See a urologist. ...Read more
Oral sex. Tested 2 wks for std and ngu. Clear. No discharge. Returned to clinic as tip of urethra irritated. Swab= 7wbc=ngu. 1st ngu test wrong?
Maybe: Life is not exact. Tests are not perfect. Tests have false positives and false negatives...which is why their results must be interpreted in the context of a patient's symptoms, clinical situation, and risk factors. A positive result matching the symptoms is likely to be a valid result. A negative result matching the lack of symptoms is likely to be valid. Sometimes the unexpected happens in life. ...Read more
Prostatitis from oral sex. All std tests negative. Did the oral sex cause this. Did ngu cause prostatitis? 1 month cipro (ciprofloxacin) didn't cure. Perennial ache
CPPS?: Your second question. Oral sex doesn't cause prostatitis. Even if it started with NGU, no help w/ cipro (ciprofloxacin) is strong evidence you have no infection now. I'm betting on chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), sometimes called non-bacterial prostatitis but perhaps not really involving the prostate. Google it, read the excellent Wikipedia entry. You'll probably see a lot in common w/ your symptoms. ...Read more
Yes possibly: Ngu can be caused by chlamydia, which is an infection that is very damaging to the female reproductives organs particularly. Chlamydia can also be silent in women, so they do not realize that they have an infection. The more infections then the larger the risk of infertility. Get prompt treatment and try to avoid any additional infections. Best wishes. ...Read more
Took generic azitro didn't work. Now taking real doxy for persistent NGU. Mild improvement day 5/10. Should I take real azitro again? Or wait for doxy?
NGU is an STD:
That is, unless proven otherwise.
This is a common term for a post sexual encounter symptom of infection. In many case ngu is short hand for chlamydia. A good, public health minded health care provider would treat you for both chlamydia and gonorrhea just to be sure.
All of your sexual partners should also be told that they may have been exposed so that they can be tested and /or treated. ...Read more
I had ngu frm oral sex. No discharge. Chl and gon neg. Me and wife took doxy 1 wk and I took 1g aizthrmycin. Negative swab 3wks after. Wife at risk?
Probably all is well: If no discharge, probably not NGU, for which discharge is the main symptom -- not painful urination, pelvic pain, etc without discharge. And NGU due to oral bacteria probably is harmless for partners. To be safe, it was OK to treat your wife, but likely unnecessary. In any case, at this point and with negative swab tests, you can safely assume no continuing infection and no danger to your wife. ...Read more
If I am clean and my wife is clean, how come I got a possitive ngu (non-gonococcal urethritis)result while she is negative when we have a check up?
Past experience: Either one of you got it from someone. May have had intervening treatment. ...Read more
Immediate urethral discomfort after oral. Took NGU treatment, but only urethral discomfort persists 2+months. Thoughts? Dr said CPPS. Possible? Tips?
Unlikely: NGU rarely is caused by yeast. Are you the same person who asked about urethral discharge yesterday? This question suggests maybe a partner was diagnosed with yeast. However, other things cause similar symptoms and my guess is your partner has more than a yeast infection. You cannot safely assume yeast as the cause of NGU. You and your partner (s) need NGU treatment. ...Read more
Is ngu contractable only through sex? As in can someone contract ngu from a UTI without having sex?
Almost always sex: Non-gonococcal urethritis or ngu, sometimes known as nsuis almost caused through sexual contact. The most common cause is bacterial duie to chlamydia, and less commonly ureaplasma, hemophylus or mycoplasma. Trichcomonas, a parasitic infection and rarely herpes (a virus) can be causative. Ureaplasma ngu can be transmitted without sex. Non infectious causes are catheterization or spermicidal cream. ...Read more
If I had exposure to NGU and/or GU receiving fellatio (I have discharge-male)- contact 2 days ago- would 500mg zmax&cipro fix since it's so soon?
Non chlamydial ngu from oral sex 4months ago. Recent swab 18-6-15 <5wbc but still have symptoms. No discharge. Doxy and 1g zpak taken. Other Causes?
No infection: Most people with such symptoms have no infection at all. A prostate problem sometimes may be responsible. See Wikipedia on "chronic pelvic pain syndrome" and see if it matches your symptoms. Problems like this are very common after NGU or worrisome sexual events, but there is no evidence that any harm ever results, either for affected men or their sex partners. Symptoms probably will fade w/ time. ...Read more
Is perineal ache a symptom of ngu? I had ngu 9 months ago but symptoms not gone dispite many antibiotics. All swabs since then negative. No ngu found
Not NGU: NGU causes urethral discharge, pain during urination (usually mild), often an itchiness at the penile tip, and sometimes redness or a little swelling of the urethral opening. It doesn't cause perineal aching, testicular pain, etc. These are typical symptoms of the chronic pelvic pain syndrome (sometimes called prostatitis, but probably not really). Google it; there's a very good Wikipedia article. ...Read more
Can reactive arthritis (such as reiter's syndrome) flare up years or even decades after a an ngu infection many, many years ago?
Taking Amox-Clav 875mg/2x day/10 days for NGU. Possibly exposed to syphilis within last week. Is A-C also effective against syphilis at this dosage?
WRONG ANTIBIOTICS: Syphilis is treated by an injection of Benzathene Penicillin.How do you know you were exposed to Syphilis. My advice is to consult your doctor or clinic and seriously learn about how to have safe sex.If you have been having high risk sex without protection. There will continue to be risk of STDs including HIV.And you should be chcked for it. And Amox-Clav is not the drug of choice for NGU ...Read more
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