Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe
5 minute read
1 Mar 2021
12:18 pm

If it hurts to pee you might be suffering from urethritis

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe

Urethritis can be caused by sexually transmitted infections chlamydia or gonorrhoea.

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Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. It is usually caused by an infection. If you think you have urethritis, you should visit your local general practitioner for examination and tests. Infective causes are gonorrhoea and chlamydia, which account for up to 43 out of 100 cases. There are many cases of urethritis where no infection is found. It is the most common condition diagnosed and treated among men in clinics – around 80 000 men are diagnosed with urethritis every year. It is more difficult to diagnose urethritis...