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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: itchy urethra no discharge
|Geoverge - Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:49 am||
About a month or so ago I had unprotected sex with a friend of mine who had been tested and so had I and we both were deemed alright also I had protected sex with another friend this past weekend who was a virgin, but now I am feeling a slight itch in my urethra every now and then, I don't feel any pain what so ever but just a slight itch every once in a while. I haven't experienced a discharge really except for one morning I forced a little liquid out with my fingers. I thought this could be a UTI because I am urinating a decent amount.
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:47 am||
This is probably due to urethritis. The condition occurs due to many causes that may be or may not be related to your sexual activity due to infection with bacteria, viruses or fungal infection. Most of cases however are due to infections with bacteria (Ecoli) that ascend through the urethral meatus (through intercourse or local contamination). Having urethral discharge makes exclusion of STDs as well as other infectious diseases essential.
These symptoms could be also due to a urethritis caused by trauma or chemical irritants. There is itching in the majority of cases. Avoiding the causing substance is the mainstay of prevention in addition to medications prescribed by your doctor.
Urine analysis, urine culture and exclusion of STDs are essential for the diagnosis.
So, I advise you to follow up with your doctor, he will prescribe the appropriate treatment based on clinical examination and investigations results.
Please keep us updated.
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