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Non-specific urethritis

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Non-gonococcal urethritis
Urethritis is the inflammation of the urethra - the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. It is usually caused by an infection.
Symptoms of non-gonococcal urethritis
Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) can cause different symptoms in men and women. In some cases, NGU does not cause any symptoms at all.
Causes of non-gonococcal urethritis
Non-specific urethritis (NSU) is most commonly caused by an infection, although there are many cases when no cause is found.
Diagnosing non-gonococcal urethritis
Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) is usually diagnosed after some tests have been carried out at a specialist clinic.
Treating non-gonococcal urethritis
Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) is usually treated with a short course of antibiotics to kill the bacteria that caused the infection.
Complications of non-gonococcal urethritis
Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) can have some serious complications, although these are rare.
Preventing non-gonococcal urethritis
As most cases of non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) are caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI), the best way to protect yourself is to practise safe sex.