Urethritis (Inflammation of Urethra)

About- Urethritis also called Inflammation of Urethra is the inflammation and swelling of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside the body
Symptoms
Symptoms in men
 Burning sensation while urinating
 Blood in the semen
 Blood in the urine
 Penile discharge 
 Itching, tenderness, or swelling in the penis
 Enlarged lymph nodes in the groin area
 Painful ejaculation

Symptoms in women
 Abnormal vaginal discharge 
 Pelvic pain
 Abdominal pain
 Painful intercourse
 Frequent or urgent urination
 Discomfort during urination
 Burning or irritation at the urethral opening
 Fever 
 Chills
 Itching
 
Causes
Urethritis mostly occurs when bacteria enter the urethra. Bacterial urethritis can be either gonococcal urethritis, caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, or non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU), caused by Chlamydia trachomatis or Mycoplasma
genitalium (M. genitalium). The most common viral causes are herpes simplex virus and cytomegalovirus
 
Risk Factors-
 History of sexually transmitted diseases
 Risky sexual behaviour
 Oral sex

Specialists to Visit-
 Urologist
 Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

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References-
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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