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Urethra tear problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   how long can a urethra take to heal?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   You mean urethra tear
Doctor :   Minimum 3-4 weeks
User :   no i mean i had an STI
Doctor :   ok
User :   and it has been going on 5 weeks with different types of antibiotics
Doctor :   It depends on what type of infection
User :   and it still doenst feel right,
User :   i had a Non-Specific Urethritis
Doctor :   Is it simple bacterial infection or sexuallt transmitted infection
Doctor :   ok
User :   Doxycycline and Azithromycin are the 2 antibiotics i have taken
User :   and it started to feel ok
User :   but then when i had some sexual activity it hurts to pee again!
Doctor :   for how many weeks
Doctor :   5 weeks
User :   Azithromycin for 1 week
User :   and the other for 2 weeks after the azithromycin didnt work
User :   and it has been one week since i finished them tablets
Doctor :   Have you got the urethral culture
User :   what is this?
Doctor :   tdoctor take sample from penis/urethra and send it for culture
Doctor :   *Doctor
User :   yeah both gonorrhea and clyhamdia came back negative
User :   so i was dianosed with N.S.U
Doctor :   that is why non speficic
User :   nurse said to me that if i masturbate or have sexual activity it might make the urethra irritated
User :   is there anything i can take or do to make it heal quicker or do you advise i get tested again?
Doctor :   that is true
Doctor :   You cantake Ibuprofen 400 BID
Doctor :   You can take Vit C 1 tab daily
User :   do you advise i dont masterbate? if so for how long?
Doctor :   Why mastirbating when you have infectionn?
Doctor :   Avoid it for 2-3 weeks
Doctor :   It is friction
Doctor :   Tip becomes red and cause more damage
User :   ok can i re-infect myself, or do u believe infection has gone and urethra needs time to heal?
Doctor :   you can not re infect your self
Doctor :   infection takes take to heal
Doctor :   Give urethra rest
Doctor :   Drink plenty of water
Doctor :   Drink cranberry jiuce
Doctor :   Alright.
User :   yes thank you, so you believe infection has gone? i just need to let things heal?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   1 week course is enough
Doctor :   there is no infection
Doctor :   I think it is from friction
Doctor :   and inflamation
User :   ok great, i am curious, can you catch NSU even if you use a condom as im not sure how i got it in the first place
Doctor :   In the United Kingdom, NGU is more often called non-specific urethritis;[3][4][5] "non-specific" is a medical term meaning "specific cause has not been identified", and in this case refers to the detection of urethritis, and the testing for but found negative of gonorrhea. In this sense, the most likely cause of NSU is a chlamydia infection.
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