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Itchy and sore urethra, had worn the same shorts to swimming regularly. Will that cause itching?

my genital/urithra is itchy, and has been for a day now. i have woren tight shorts for 2 days in a row, same shorts. i went swimming yesterday and didnt change out of my wet swimsuit right away.. would those 2 things be the cause as to why im having genital itching plus a little soreness that i think was caused by me scratching it a little?
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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I am Dr. Sunil, General Surgeon from India. After going through your query I would like to tell you that the hygiene of the perineum, the area covered by the undergarments is of prime importance to protect oneself from skin, genital, urinary and lower gastrointestinal infections. Since you had used your shorts continuously even after getting it wet, there are chances of fungal or bacterial infections in the perineum. The area is humid and mildly anaerobic (lack of oxygen) once the shorts are wet which is very good condition for the fungus to grow. Hence I would advice you to maintain a good hygiene change your shorts regularly. As for the current symptom of yours drink plenty of water and fluids so that your urine output is more than 3 litres everyday. Get yourself a routine microscopic examination of your urine done to look for any infection.
Feel free to discuss further, and hoping for your speedy recovery.
Thanking you.
Answered: Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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