What can cause urethritis? How do you treat urethritis?
Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. It is often caused by bacterial or viral infections, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, or herpes. Other possible causes include physical irritation, such as from using a catheter, or chemical irritation, such as from perfumes or soaps. Symptoms of urethritis include burning with urination, pain in the lower abdomen, and a discharge from the urethra.
Treatment for urethritis typically involves antibiotics for bacterial infections, antiviral medications for viral infections, and other medications to reduce inflammation. In some cases, lifestyle changes, such as avoiding irritants, may also be recommended. Surgery may also be an option for certain cases. It is important to seek medical attention if you experience any symptoms of urethritis, as it can lead to more serious complications if left untreated.