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Is itching in the urethra symptom of an STD?

Hi, I had sex 3 weeks ago with my girlfriend and I've been worrying ever since. I have not noticed any symptoms other than having an itching feeling in my urethra but I read an article that said to drink a lot of water and it should get rid of the irritation. In which case it did go away. However, I just went to the bathroom maybe 30-45 mins ago and now I have to go again. Does that mean I have an std or is that an early symptom?
Tue, 3 Mar 2015
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Urologist 's  Response
Hello
Thanks for query.Y
Based on the symptoms that you have posted you have UTI.

If you had unprotected sex there are no possibility of STD.

Please get your routine urine test and urine culture done to find out the organisms causing this infection and antibiotics to which they are sensitive to.

Please take broad spectrum antibiotics like Cefixime along with urinary antiseptic like Nitrofurantoin twice daily and urine alkaliser thrice daily.Later on switch on to appropriate antibiotics as per culture report.

Get the prescription of medicines from your family Physician.

Ensure to drink more water.To keep your urine dilute This will help to control dysuria.
Dr.Patil.
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