|Non-Specific Urethritis (NSU)|
What Is It?
The urethra is the tube that leads from the bladder to the end of the penis or to the vulva.
Often there may be no symptoms. NSU can be diagnosed by a test at your local STI clinic.
As urethritis can be caused by a wide range of bacteria and infections which live in a variety of places, (the genitals, anus, mouth and throat) most sexual activities involving the penis or vulva have the potential of transmitting urethritis.
If you have NSU you should use barriers like condoms, female condoms, glyde dams and gloves for sexual activity until the infection has been treated and cleared.
You will probably be asked to return to the clinic for a follow-up appointment to make sure the infection has cleared - remember that even if the signs of the infection have gone it may still be there and could reoccur.
Treatment of NSU involves a course of antibiotics, which, as always, should be completed even if you think the infection has disappeared.