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Non-Specific Urethritis

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Last updated November 5, 2021

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What is urethritis?

Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine away from the bladder. The most common causes of urethritis are sexually transmitted infections (STIs).



You should consider seeing a doctor in the next day or two to discuss your symptoms. Urethritis can be evaluated with a review of your symptoms, a physical exam, and a urine or fluid sample test.

Once diagnosed, cases caused by a bacterial infection can be treated with antibiotics, which can help symptoms clear up within a week or two.

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