Urethritis (an inflammatory disease of the urethra) is a common cause of many serious complications. In men, the infection from here can easily spread to the prostate gland, seminal vesicles, head and foreskin of the penis. And this adversely affects sexual function and can even lead to infertility.
When the first signs of urethritis appear, you should immediately consult a doctor.
Depending on the cause that caused it, venereal urethritis and non-venereal urethritis are distinguished. At the same time, urethritis is referred to as venereal urethritis not only of gonorrheal nature, but also of any other, if the infection occurred during sexual intercourse. Non-venereal urethritis can develop as a result of an infection with a blood stream from inflamed tonsils, a boil or other suppurative focus in the body or during the flu and other infectious diseases. But more often still there is venereal urethritis and, above all, gonorrhea urethritis.
In the acute period, it is not difficult to recognize urethritis. 3 to 4 days after infection, a yellowish-whitish creamy pus is liberated from the urethra, a strong cutting pain appears during urination. This usually causes the patient to seek medical attention. It is better if in this case a man goes to a dermatovenerological dispensary. Then acute gonorrheal urethritis succeeds. usually cured quickly and without consequences. And if you start the disease, narrowing of the urethra, prostatitis and epididymitis can develop, which are difficult to fight.
It is more difficult to treat trichomonas urethra in men. Symptoms of it are not so pronounced, therefore, as a rule, patients do not consult a doctor. Trichomonas urethritis begins about 15 days after infection. Manifestations of it are scarce: insignificant mucosal discharge from the urethra. mild itching and burning when urinating. Sometimes the disease does not manifest itself. After infection with vaginal trichomonas, to which the mucous membrane of the urethra of a man is relatively stable, he does not always get urethritis, but becomes a carrier and carrier of infection.
Since Trichomonas urethritis is difficult to recognize, it more often causes Trichomonas prostatitis, epididymitis and other diseases. Recently, clinicians believe that Trichomonas can get into the kidneys and cause pyelonephritis and give impetus to the development of kidney stone disease. That is why it is so important to timely contact the dermatovenerologic dispensary at the place of residence, even the manifestations of urethritis were dimly expressed. In such cases, you can quickly cure the patient, because in the arsenal of modern medicine there are a variety of powerful means of combating infection.
During treatment, urethritis is unacceptable sex life.
A prescription analysis of the discharge from the urethra helps to find out which microorganisms caused the disease. A urine test is also done in two portions (at the beginning and end of urination). In addition, there is a so-called double-glass test: the patient begins to urinate in one glass, and continues in another. With urethritis flakes, threads. turbidity will be only in the first glass. Tentatively, the doctor can determine the nature of the discharge: purulent flakes and threads quickly settle to the bottom. and those made up of mucus continue to float.
Treatment depends on the results of the analysis, mainly on the type of urethritis pathogen. These or other anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial agents are prescribed. At the same time, heavy drinking (water, tea, milk) up to 2.5 – 3 liters per day (if there is no swelling) and a strict diet with the exception of spicy foods (mustard, pepper, smoked meats, marinades, pickles) and alcoholic beverages in any form are recommended.
Such a diet must be observed for at least a month after the end of treatment, even with good health. For the same period, it is recommended to stop sexual activity. If these conditions are not met, it is premature, for example, to abandon the diet, a relapse of urethritis, its transition into a chronic form is possible.
Chronic urethritis is the outcome of acute, in cases where the patient either went to the doctor later or did not complete the prescribed course of treatment, or violated the regimen recommended by the diet.
In chronic urethritis, discharge from the urethra is scarce or completely absent, there is no cutting pain in the urethra or it is insignificant. However, these symptoms should not be ignored. See a doctor! Chronic urethritis is treatable, but requires perseverance and patience from the patient. Diet and regimen are the same. However, do not forget that advanced chronic urethritis is very difficult to completely cure. And at an early stage, the disease is better treatable.
The most effective way to prevent urethritis is to streamline sexual activity, the rejection of accidental sexual intercourse. Unfortunately, not all men are aware of the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases and are least afraid of infection by young men and young people. I would not want their own sad experience to serve as a warning.