- Posted on- Mar 22, 2016
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Urethritis is a condition that affects the urinary organs of the human body. It is a condition prevalent in both men and women. It can be described as a condition during which the urethra gets inflamed. The urethra is the tube that carries urine and semen outside the body through the urinary organs. One of the main symptoms of Urethritis is experiencing a pain during urination, known as dysuria.
Causes of Urethritis
Urethritis is generally caused due to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like gonorrhoea and Chlamydia. It can also be caused by the transmission of bacteria like the herpes virus infection during unsafe sexual practices. However, the relation to these STDs and actual urethritis is not clear. They can also be caused by any infection of the urinary canal. The inflammation occurs due to the accumulation of the white blood corpuscles in the urinary tract.
Urethritis can also occur due to kidney stones, spinal cord injury or if the immune system is not up to its regular activities. Individuals with diabetes are more prone to have urinary tract infections, which may finally lead to urethritis.
Urethritis can also be caused by irritation due to soaps and lotions used. Ingredients used in contraceptive products are also a cause of the irritation. In rare cases, the condition can be caused due to the manipulation of the urethra during medical or other processes. This can be further complicated with a bacterial infection.