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How is urethritis prevented ?

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My husband has a white, sticky gelatin like substance coming out of the head of his Penis and it burns afterward. There is no odor. He's been tested for STD's and has come out clean.He has no blood work comes back clean.
Posted Sat, 21 Apr 2012 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 22 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.

Your husband is having white, gelatin like discharge from the penis and after passing the discharge there is burnings sensation. The symptoms can be due to urethritis like non gonococcal urethritis which is caused by non gonorrheal infections like Chlamydia, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Haemophilus vaginalis, and Mycoplasma genitalium.

Because there are often no symptoms, people who are infected may not know that they are having this infection. Although your husband has had STD testing, yet it is possible to get false positive or false negative results with the standard tests for Chlamydia. Hence it would be wise to repeat the tests.

Else you can opt for specific tests for Chlamydia which include Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, to find the genetic material of Chlamydia), Nucleic acid hybridization tests (DNA probe test, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, EIA), Direct fluorescent antibody test (DFA) or chlamydia culture.

Your also need to be tested for Chlamydia. If this is positive then either you caught the infection from him or gave him the infection. Most people are symptomless and may unknowingly pass on the infection to their partner.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

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