Urethritis is inflammation of the tube that carries urine from the
bladder to outside of the body (urethra). It can be caused by a bacterial or
viral infection (like some sexually transmitted infections), irritation from soap
or spermicide, or injury.
Symptoms of urethritis can include:
Pain or burning during urination
An urgent need to urinate.
A need to urinate
more often than usual.
A clear, yellow, or green discharge from the
When urethritis is caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotic
medicine is used to treat it.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
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