Non-Gonococcal urthtitis

Erica Miller

Treatment for NGU

Because most cases of Non-Gonoccocal Urethritis (NGU) are undiagnosed chlamydia infections, the first line of treatment for NGU Is the same as the treatment for chlamydia.

If that treatment doesn’t work, and you took all your medication as instructed, your doctors will normally check you for a Trichomoniasis infection. If that test is negative, and he can’t identify what the source of the infection is, your doctor will generally treat you with one of the drugs below. This is because some of the bacteria that cause urethritis can be difficult to identify, and these treatments are effective at eliminating the most common suspects.

How can you get NGU?

Sexually: Most germs that cause NGU can be passed during sex (vaginal, anal or oral) that involves direct mucous membrane contact with an infected person.

Nonsexual: These causes of NGU may include: urinary tract infections, an inflamed prostate gland due to bacteria (bacterial prostatitis), a narrowing or closing of the tube in the penis (urethral stricture), a tightening of the foreskin so that it cannot be pulled back from the head of the penis (phimosa), the result of a process such as inserting a tube into the penis (catheterization),

Perinatal: During birth, infants may be exposed to the germs causing NGU in passage through the birth canal. This may cause the baby to have infections in the eyes (conjunctivitis), ears, and lungs (pneumonia).

This could potentially cause you to not be able to reproduce if token care of

NGU is an infection of the urethra caused by chlamydia .

What are the symptoms of NGU?

In men (urethral infection) symptoms may include the following:

  • Discharge from the penis
  • Burning or pain when urinating
  • Itching, irritation, or tenderness
  • Underwear stain

Symptoms of NGU in women can include:

  • Discharge from the vagina
  • Burning or pain when urinating
  • Abdominal pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding may be an indication that the infection has progressed to Pelvic inflammatory Disease (PID)

Anal or oral infections may occur in both men and women. Anal infections may result in rectal itching, discharge or pain during a bowel movement. Oral infections may occur but most (90 percent) of these infections are asymptomatic. Some people might have a sore throat.