Non-gonococcal Urethritis

How to know if you have an STD and how to prevent it

What is non-gonococcal urethritis?

Non-gonococcal urethritis is an infection of the urethra, is a STD and is frequently caused by a large variety of organisms living in the urine tract.

Who gets it? Men are usually found with this STD because they are the ones who get infected during sexual intercourse. Women have less of a risk because the female urethra is seldom infected during sexual intercourse.

Most common symptoms and signs to look out for
  • Slight tingling and burning when urinating
  • Inflammation
  • Clear discharge exiting the urethra

Cure/Treatment for NGU

NGU is treated through the use of antibiotics such as tetracycline.

How to prevent it

  • Abstinence
  • Use a condom
  • Wash your genitals after sexual intercourse
  • Limit your number of sex partners

If not treated there will be swelling in the testicles and or the prostate gland.


  • If you have had NGU before it does not make you immune to the disease, you can still get it.
  • A person with the disease has from when he or she is infected to when they are cured to spread the STD