Non-Gonococcal Urethritis (NGU)

Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) is an infection of the urethra which is not due to gonorrhea. This is one of the two categories of infectious urethritis (the other category is gonococcal urethritis); the symptoms include pain, burning sensation upon urination, the feeling that one needs to frequently urinate, irritation, itching, and whitish discharge. The symptoms for women may include oral or anal infections, abdominal pain, and vaginal bleeding. NGU is more common among men. This is caused by pathogens which include adenovirus, chlamydia trachomatis (most common), haemophilus vaginalis, and mycoplasm genitalium. NGU may be sexually transmitted or developed because of other conditions such as urinary tract infections, bacterial prostatitis, narrowing or closing of the penile tube, and catheterization.

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