Urethritis - a very male disease
January 11, 2009
- Urethritis - a very male disease
- Why urethritis can begin
Urethritis - is inflammation of the lining of the urethra, the narrow channel through which urine is derived from an organism. In men, the urethra passes through as semen. In addition to direct urethra, urethritis can affect the bladder, prostate and reproductive organs. It occurs at any age, women - more often than men.
Urethra, especially in women, may be asymptomatic. However, it may have the following features:
- Burning sensation when urinating
- Pus or white mucous discharge from the penis
- Burning and itching of the penis
- The presence of blood in urine and / or semen
- Stomach ache
- Pain with urination
- Fever and chills
- Frequent urination
If you have symptoms of urethritis should immediately consult a doctor.
The causes of urethritis may be:
- Bacteria and other microorganisms that penetrated into the urethra
- Bruising and bruising at the time of sexual intercourse (women)
- A bacterial infection that developed after treatment with antibiotics
- Reiter's syndrome
- Diseases, sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, syphilis
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For the diagnosis of urethritis doctor examines the genitals. In addition, analyzes of urine samples or urethral or vaginal mucosa.
For treatment of urethritis usually prescribe antibiotics. Treatment is also recommended that the patient's sexual partner. For the entire period of treatment is recommended to refrain from sexual intercourse, because the disease can remain active even after the symptoms disappear.
Depending on the cause of urethritis doctor prescribes one of the following medication:
- Tetracycline 500 mg four times a day for 7 days.
- Erythromycin, 500 mg 4 times a day for 7 days (preferably during pregnancy).
- Ceftriaxone 250 mg once a day.
- Ofloxacin, 400 mg once a day.
- Ciprofloxacin 500 mg once a day.
- Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for 10 days.
- Metronidazole, 2 g orally once a day (for use during pregnancy).
- Clindamycin 300 mg orally twice a day for 7 days.
- Acyclovir 400 mg orally three times a day for 10 days.
- Famciclovir, 250 - 500 mg orally twice a day for 10 days.
- Valacyclovir, 1000 mg orally twice a day for 10 days.
To prevent urethritis is recommended to limit the number of sexual partners, use condoms and observe good personal hygiene.
Alternative methods of treatment
To relieve the symptoms of urethritis is recommended to make in your diet the following changes:
- Exclude from the diet of the potential food allergens, including dairy products, wheat, corn, preservatives and food additives.
- Eat foods rich in antioxidants
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Especially fruits, berries and vegetables.
- Avoid refined products such as white bread, butter and sugar.
- Limit your intake of red meat; replace it with lean meat, fish (preferred species of fish living in cold seas), tofu and beans.
- Instead of margarine and butter, use sunflower, olive and other vegetable oils.
- Limit the amount you consume trans fats. They are especially a lot of cookies and other baked goods industrial production, french fries, fast food, prepared food, margarine.
- Avoid coffee and other stimulants, such as alcohol and tobacco.
- Daily Drink 6-8 glasses of water.
- Exercise at least 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes.
- Take multivitamins containing vitamin A, C, D and E and trace elements magnesium, calcium, zinc and selenium.
- Take fish oil capsules - they contain the necessary human omega-3.
Discharge from the urethra - common nuisance among women
July 5, 2012
Discharge from the urethra in the first show of the defeat of the urethra, that is, the urethritis. Urethritis occurs in both women and men, but often urethritis
Urethritis - a very male disease
affects women. Discharge from the urethra is a liquid that is released from the external opening of the urethra. It may be a different color, texture and viscosity. Urethritis should not be confused with cystitis (bladder inflammation). If you have discharge from the urethra, which are accompanied by other symptoms, you should immediately consult a doctor who will prescribe appropriate treatment. Self when urethritis can lead to a chronic process.
What is urethritis
Urethritis is nothing else like inflammation of the walls of the urethra.
Due to the anatomical features (wider and shorter urethra) urethritis more common in women.
In addition to the defeat of the urethra for urethral discharge and inflamed gland. In the cavity of the urethra accumulate pus or spotting
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, Which can be determined during urination or when pressing on the urethra.
Urethritis results from infection of the urethra different microbes. There are specific and non-specific urethritis. Specific urethritis is caused by infections, sexually transmitted diseases (gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, herpes, mycoplasmosis). Non-specific urethritis is caused by infection of the urethra streptococci, staphylococci, E. coli and other microorganisms. Symptoms of both specific and non-specific urethritis is similar.
Predisposing factors of
Predisposing factors and a lot more of them, the higher the risk of contracting urethritis. These include:
- hypothermia, especially genital organs;
- infections, sexually transmitted infections;
- violation of the diet (abuse sour, spicy, salty, fried and alcohol);
- inflammation of the reproductive organs, which leads to dysbacteriosis vagina
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- injury genitalia (usually during sexual intercourse);
- weakened immunity (vitamin deficiencies, chronic fatigue);
- various medical manipulations;
- urolithiasis (urinary sand stand and the crystals which cause trauma to the walls of the urethra).
The clinical picture
Usually, symptoms of urethritis occur several hours or days after intercourse. The main symptom of urethritis is a discharge from the urethra, especially in the morning. Depending on the pathogen infection isolation may be white, green or bloody and have a bad smell. Also discharge a woman concerned about pain and cramps in the urethra, frequent urge to urinate. There are aching pain in the abdomen. During the inspection of the outlet marked redness of the urethra. Such symptoms as fever, general weakness, and so, with urethritis are not observed.
In the absence of timely treatment process becomes chronic.
Symptoms of chronic urethritis are similar to the symptoms of acute, but less pronounced. Duration of the current chronic urethritis leads to stricture of the urethra (its restriction and distortion).
Treatment of urethritis begins with dieting. The diet should be restricted to acute, salty, pickled food. It is necessary to give up alcohol and smoking. It is recommended to drink plenty of fluids (cranberry and cranberry fruit drinks, tea from the hips). Antibiotic treatment is dependent on the pathogen urethritis.
Thus, when Trichomonas urethritis appointed metronidazole, with the defeat of the urethra gonococci shows doxycycline
Doxycycline - penetrates into the tissue cells
, Nonspecific urethritis treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics (fluoroquinolones, cephalosporins). Also appointed agents that stimulate the immune system and vitamins.