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Urethritis

How Do You Get Urethritis?

You can get urethritis if bacteria infect your urethra — the tube that transports urine (and in men, semen) out of the body — and causes it to become inflamed. It’s most commonly caused by having sex with someone harboring a sexually transmitted infection (STI), whether they realize it or…

How Do I Prevent Urethritis?

Urethritis, the medical name for an inflamed urethra, can be prevented by keeping bacteria and viruses out of your urethra. These bacteria and viruses are often transmitted through sexual contact, so practicing safe sex is one of the best ways to prevent urethritis. However, other behavioral changes can also reduce…

What Is the Treatment for Urethritis?

A course of antibiotic medications can typically cure urethritis. As a range of different bacteria can infect the urethra, the best treatment options vary. Common Treatments for Urethritis Several medications can clear urethritis and prevent its spread. The right medication for you will depend on what caused your urethritis and…

What Are the Symptoms of Urethritis?

Urethritis, the medical term for inflammation of the urethra, can impact your body and the way it functions in several uncomfortable and painful ways. Some of the most common urethritis symptoms include: Pain during urination and ejaculation An increased need to urinate, often occurring suddenly Difficulty starting to urinate Painful…

What is Urethritis?

Urethritis is the medical term for inflammation of the urethra. The urethra is the tube that moves urine from the bladder out of the body. For men, the urethra also transports semen. When the urethra is inflamed through urethritis, urinating and ejaculating can sting and burn. Is Urethritis a UTI?…

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