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Non-specific Urethritis

Features/Symptoms

  • Urethral pain;
  • Painful urination;
  • Pain shortly after urination;
  • Frequent urination;
  • Urinary Discharge;
  • Urethra inflammation.

Progression

If left untreated, some causes of NSU can have long-term consequences. This will include painful infection in the testicles, possible reduced fertility, inflammation of the joints, pelvic inflammatory disease and inflammation of the urethra.

Causes

During unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex, organisms which cause inflammation can pass into the urethra and a diagnosis of NSU will be given. You can’t get NSU from kissing, hugging, sharing baths or towels or from toilet seats, sharing plates, cups or cutlery.

Treatment/Management

Treatment of both parties with a course of antibiotics.