. Urethritis (from the Greek urethra — urethra, urethra) — This is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the main manifestation of urethral discharge and pain when urinating.
Urethritis occurs in both men and women.
Why did this happen?
Depending on the cause distinguish infectious andnoncommunicable urethritis.
Infectious urethritis are the most common, and are caused by sexually transmitted diseases. They are divided in turn into two groups:
- specific infectious urethritis — gonoreyny and others;
- non-specific urethritis, which are the causative agent of chlamydia, trichomonas, ureaplasma, mycoplasma, viruses, etc.
Urethritis noninfectious developing an allergic reaction, injuries urethra (foreign bodies, including urinary catheters), narrowing the urethra, etc.
Often, non-infectious urethritis becomes infectious by the addition of an infection.
What if this happens?
The main manifestations of urethritis — is burning, stinging, or pain on urination, especially at the beginning, pain in the perineum and urethral discharge. Discharges are usually in the morning. When non-specific bacterial infection, they are plentiful
When gonorrheal urethritis selection appear in the morning in the form of drops of white pus from the urethra.
It should be noted that men, by virtue of the anatomical features (longer and narrower urethra) before, and a keener sense of the symptoms of urethritis. In women, the same manifestations of urethritis are less pronounced and may even go unnoticed.
Inflammation of the urethra can reach the prostate, bladder, and the scrotum. So prostatitis, epididymitis and orchitis may well be complications of urethritis, and in the further development can proceed in male infertility.
Women often complicated urethritis against vaginal microflora, inflammation of the urinary bladder (cystitis) and other inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract.
If time does not take care to treatment of urethritis, can develop narrowing of the urethra — a stricture that manifests weakening the pressure of urine during urination.
Diagnosis and treatment
So, if you notice at discharge from theurethral, burning sensation during urination, tingling in the urethra during the rest, you should immediately go to the urologist or venereal diseases. The doctor will bacteriological seeding and
Often, symptoms may not appear at all. In these cases, the infection is found only in laboratory tests — but you still run the risk of infecting their partner, in which all the unpleasant symptoms can manifest itself in full.