Often STIs cause urethritis, which can damage the reproductive system. Women may develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility as a result of it. Urethritis is inflammation of urethra and PID causes damage to women’s fallopian tube. Similar to urethritis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is caused by a bacterial infection (such as gonorrhoea, Chlamydia). Generally, urethritis is limited to the urethra but in some cases, it spreads to other parts of the reproductive organs causing PID. PID and urethritis have similar symptoms such as unusual vaginal discharge, pain during urination and during vaginal sex, lower abdominal pain or discomfort, etc.
Urethritis in women occurs when there is an irritation or infection of the urethra. Urethra is a short and thin tube that empties urine from the bladder. Urethra becomes swollen and leads to burning pain while urinating. The infection can be either bacterial or viral infection. In some cases, injury, sensitivity or allergy to chemicals in lotions and other products also cause urethritis. Vaginal culture test is done for the diagnosis of urethritis in women.
Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra. The urethra is a narrow tube which connects the urinary bladder to the outside of the body and opens at the end of the penis. The swelling in the urethra occurs due to some infection, commonly caused by bacterium mycoplasma, gonorrhea or chlamydia. Some common symptoms of urethritis in males are burning sensation while urinating, itching near the opening of the penis, presence of blood in the semen or urine, swollen testicles, etc. Antibiotics are used to treat such bacterial infections.