Urethritis is the name used to describe inflammation of the urethra. Your urethra is a small tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body.

Urethritis is most commonly caused by bacteria related to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), although the condition can occur separately.

The bacteria most commonly involved in STD-related urethritis are the gonococcus bacteria, responsible for the STD gonorrhea. Nongonococcal urethritis can also be caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria, responsible for the STD chlamydia.

 If left untreated, infections can spread beyond just the bladder and urethra, reaching the uterus and fallopian tubes in women or the kidneys in both genders.

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A burning sensation while urinating

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Itching or burning near the opening of the penis

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Blood in the semen or urine

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Abnormal discharge from the penis


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Frequent urination

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Pain or discomfort while urinating

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Burning or itching at the opening of the urethra

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Abnormal discharge from the vagina

NOTE: Lab testing is NOT required prior to treatment if you have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms.

CallonDoc offers both at-home test kits and in-person lab testing. After treatment we recommend a test of cure 2-3 weeks after completing treatment to confirm clearing the infection.

The most commonly prescribed medicine to treat urethritis include: 

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No, urethritis and a urinary tract infection (UTI) are two different conditions, although symptoms of a UTI and urethritis may be similar. Urethritis refers to inflammation caused by a bacterial infection in the urethra. A urinary tract infection refers to the infection of the urinary tract. Despite this difference, it is possible to have a UTI and urethritis simultaneously, which can make the two conditions difficult to distinguish. One way to ensure proper treatment or clearance of an STD is through testing to confirm your diagnosis and cure. CallonDoc can provide both treatment and testing as well as a test of cure.
Urethritis is most commonly caused by an infection from bacteria. Bacteria affecting the bladder or kidneys may spread to the lining of the urethra. In other cases, bacteria found in the genital area may also cause inflammation leading to urethritis.
Urethritis is most commonly diagnosed during a medical consultation, where a discussion of symptoms can help a doctor determine whether you have the condition or not. If the symptoms don’t offer a clear diagnosis, a doctor may order a urine test to confirm the presence of bacteria.
Urethritis can be cleared up by treating the source of the infection that caused your urethra to be inflamed. A board-certified doctor may recommend varying treatments depending on the cause of the urethritis. If your condition was caused by a virus, an antiviral medication will be prescribed according to treatment protocols recommended by the Board of Medical Specialties. If your urethritis was caused by a bacterial infection, a course of antibiotics might be prescribed to clear up the condition. The most commonly prescribed medicine to treat urethritis include: ● Azithromycin ● Doxycycline ● Erythromycin ● Ofloxacin
It is possible to recover from urethritis without using any medication, but there’s always the danger that the bacteria that caused the inflammation may remain in your body. This is especially dangerous if your urethritis is caused by an STD, which could result in health complications if left untreated and undiagnosed.
Yes, urethritis isn’t transmitted directly between sex partners. However, it can be caused by a sexually transmitted disease. Other causes of urethritis include non-sexual transmission of infectious bacteria and viruses resulting in the infection of an organ close to the urethra, which can eventually cause urethritis.
Yes, you can get access to a board-certified doctor online via text (asynchronous consultation) or phone using CallonDoc. No physician specialty is necessary for prescribing medication to treat urethritis. Once you’ve spoken to a doctor, they can send your urethritis medicine prescription to your local pharmacy so you can quickly and conveniently collect it. With CallonDoc you can get treated instantly online and have your prescription to any US pharmacy in 1-2 hours.
Once you’ve taken a urethritis cure in the form of antibiotics or antiviral drugs, your urethritis symptoms should clear up within two to three weeks.
Yes, people who are sexually active with multiple partners are at a greater risk of developing an STD, which could cause urethritis.
Urethritis medication and expert, personalized care doesn’t have to be expensive. With CallonDoc, you can get prescriptions, advice, and all-in-one affordable care through a convenient online consultation. And, since you don’t have to spend hours in a waiting room, take time off of work, or take unnecessary tests, CallonDoc isn’t only more convenient than regular doctor’s appointments, it’s cheaper too. CallonDoc is available 24/7, requires no appointments or insurance and provides easily accessible and affordable healthcare for a flat fee price.
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