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Sings and Symptoms of Non-Specific Urethritis

March 12, 2018

Non-specific urethritis (NSU), refers to inflammation of the urethra (the tube through which urine passes).

How It Is Spread

In most cases, it is a sexually transmitted disease that’s passed from an infected individual during anal, vaginal or oral sex.The incubation period is highly variable but is considered to be between 1 week and a month. Very infrequently non-specific urethritis can be brought on by excessive friction during masturbation or sexual intercourse or an allergic reaction to either soap or detergents or even excessive alcohol intake.

Time Between Infection and Symptoms of NSU

Symptoms may occur at the right time of infection or several months afterwards. As symptoms can be very mild symptoms could be ignored. Up to 50% of men have no symptoms in any way. Non-specific urethritis can also occur a long time into a connection.

Signs and Signs

Here are some signs and symptoms of non-specific urethritis:

  • Pain or a burning sensation when you pass urine.
  • A white or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis, especially noticeable first thing in the morning.
  • Often believing you want to pass urine.


If you have symptoms, have already been in sexual contact with someone who has been diagnosed using non-specific urethritis, or believe you need a general sexual health check-up then the evaluations are simple. A swab taken from the tip of the penis and or a urine test will look for evidence of disease. None of the evaluations are painful and the results are often available instantly.

Please remember that non-specific urethritis is a medical issue that needs medical care. If you begin experiencing, symptoms such as discharge or burning, antibiotics can help.


Treatment is with antibiotics. A seven-day class or single dose type antibiotic may be prescribed. It is important to take the complete course of medication.

Tell your doctor if you’re allergic to any antibiotics. Symptoms can persist for a few days after taking the single dose antibiotic.

How to Prevent Transmission

You shouldn’t have penetrative sex (where the penis enters the vagina, mouth or anus) at all. Obtain a follow-up test to be sure you’re clear of disease before you’ve got penetrative sex. You need to accompany your sexual partner for a medical consultation.

Follow-Up for NSU

It is advisable if you are sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups.   Using a condom for vaginal, oral or anal sex is a significant way to prevent passing on sexually transmitted diseases. ComplicationsIf you do not treat NSU it can cause reduced fertility. Untreated, Reiters syndrome may occur the qualities of that can be inflammation of the joints, eyes, urethra, occasionally with sores on the penis or soles of their feet. Inflammation of the testicles can also happen. It can also increase the odds of passing on HIV disease as fractures in the mucous membrane (the barriers) of the urethra increase the HIV cells in that region.

Can Infection With NSU Recur?

Yes, even non-specific urethritis can recur. You build up no immunity to this sexually transmitted disease.