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Urethritis

Also known as Inflammation Of Urethra

Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra. The most common symptom is painful or difficult urination.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with urethritis, 83% report having painful urination, 74% report having penile discharge, and 39% report having frequent urination. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of urethritis are painful urination, penile discharge, penis pain, and pain in testicles, although you may still have urethritis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with urethritis often receive urinalysis, chlamydia test, microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology), blood culture, endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy of the urinary tract, hiv screen, indwelling catheter and physical therapy exercises; manipulation; and other procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with urethritis include ceftriaxone, azithromycin, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, metronidazole, phenazopyridine (azo), hydrocortisone, trimethoprim, ofloxacin, flutamide, ceftizoxime, cefpodoxime and urea topical .

Ceftriaxone
$172
(7 days)
Azithromycin
$25
(7 days)
Doxycycline
$11
(14 days)
Ciprofloxacin
$7
(7 days)
Metronidazole
$29
(14 days)
Phenazopyridine (Azo)
$5
(7 days)
Hydrocortisone
$21
(21 days)
Trimethoprim
$13
(28 days)
Ofloxacin
$19
(14 days)
Flutamide
$135
(28 days)
Ceftizoxime

Cefpodoxime
$62
(7 days)
Urea Topical

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for urethritis include age 30-44 years, sex == male, race/ethnicity = black and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get urethritis.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.4x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
2.4x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
0.6x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.9x
Female
0.3x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
2.4x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
0.5x
Other
1.4x
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