Is urethritis in men dangerous?

Urethritis in men, if not diagnosed, treated early and effectively, can seriously affect fertility in men. So how to treat the disease to have a good effect?

1. Urethritis in men

The male urethra is the part that connects urine from the bladder to the head of the penis through the starling hole. At the same time, this is also the part that is responsible for transmiting semen every time the male esacies. Male urethritis is an inflamed urethra caused by a variety of causes.

Currently, urethritis in both men and women is on the rise, urethritis in men is most common between the ages of 20-30 years. Symptomatic people who are ill if they are not diagnosed and treated early may have a serious impact on reproduction function in men and women.

Some of the main causes of urethritis in men include:

  • Chemical exposure: The cause is that when bathing, men use inappropriate soap, which causes irritation or the effects of spermicides in condoms.
  • Mechanical impact: Some other cases of the disease are caused by side effects of minor surgeries such as postoperative catheter, urethral nodular, bladder examination.
  • Genital tract infections: The cause of male urethritis is the action of bacteria, fungi, in which bacteria account for the highest rate of infection, affecting the genitals of men. Genital tract infections can be caused by stenosis of the foresthral, uns cleanliness that causes bacteria to enter the urethra causing inflammation of the urethra.
  • Unsafe sex: Unsafe sex is the main cause of male urethritis. For men who have had sex, if the mistress is infected with gynecologic-related diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis, the risk of urethritis is very high.
  • Poor genital hygiene: Compared to women, men often pay less attention to genital hygiene, it is these hygiene habits that are more likely to suffer from urethritis in men.
  • Fasting: Fasting is very harmful to health, regardless of whether male or female. Fasting will cause bacteria to accumulate in the bladder and lead to urethritis in men.


Post-catheteration can cause urethritis if the wrong technique is performed

2. Signs of recognition of urethritis in men

Urethritis in men is often difficult to detect and treat early in the early stages, as symptoms are often unclear and often confused. Below are the symptoms of urethritis in men so that the person can recognize and carry out treatment of the disease as soon as possible.

  • High urination, frequent urination: Frequent urination, urination several times a day, urination, burning sensation when urine and urine are opaque with pus or blood.

Bloody urine

Urine may be mixed with blood
  • Red swelling, itching of the penis: Itching of the flute hole and foreshred, the head of the urethra is swollen red, the penis is tense, pain in the scrotum.
  • Increased penis secrety: Much discharge, usually in the urethra opening. Mucus is white, yellowish and blue.
  • Pain during sex: Painful sensations during and after sex, pain during both erectile dysfunction and esacing. Besides, men may have smoldering pain in the lower abdomen, lumbar and pubic bones.
  • Some common cases such as nausea, lymphadenopathy, swelling of the joints, fever from mild to high, hotness inside the urethra …

If you notice the appearance of one of the above symptoms, it is not advisable to be subjective, but immediately go to the nearest medical facility for a quick diagnosis and treatment.

3. Is urethritis in men dangerous?

So is male urethritis dangerous? Most patients with urethritis are often vague, do not know the symptoms that lead to dangerous complications. Male urethritis if not treated early and effectively can cause dangerous complications such as:

  • Urethritis, if left in the long run, may seriously affect fertility in men and women.
  • When there is a urinary infection, there is a risk of spreading to other parts of the body such as the urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, ureter … even in case of danger that can affect the blood, sepsis increases the risk of death.
  • In addition, the disease also increases the risk of prostate inflammation, stenosis of part of the urethra, affecting life, living, sexual quality … therefore you should treat it as soon as possible.

Infertility in men

Patients who need to see a doctor when they have urethritis

4. Diagnosis and treatment of male urethritis

The diagnosis of urethritis in men is based on a test for mucus, pus in the early morning at the time of waking up. The doctor may also prescribe blood tests, urine tests, bladder endoscopy for further diagnosis.

After the diagnosis results, the doctor will conduct treatment. Depending on the patient's condition, there will be different treatment regimens. The current treatment is the use of antibiotics a combination of analgestics and antipyretics (if any).

  • Antibiotics: Nitrofurantoin, fosfomycin, aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones.
  • Antipyretics: Paracetamol
  • Urinary analgesic: Phenazopyridine
  • Besides, patients need to perform home treatment according to the doctor's instructions to increase the likelihood of efficiency by:
  • Drink plenty of water every day to help push bacteria out with diabetes
  • Clean your genitals daily, especially cleaning the area under your foresthrobes after bathing
  • Have sex safely
  • Do not fast


Have sex safely using a condom

5. How to prevent male urethritis

To prevent urethritis in men, you should take the following steps:

  • Drink the necessary amount of water for the body every day: It is recommended to drink at least 2 liters of water every day. Drinking enough water helps the body excrete urine, eliminates bacteria contained in the urethra and prevents the risk of urinary tract inflammation.
  • Safe, healthy sex: Unsafe sex is the highest risk of urethritis, because some sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea …
  • Limit urination: Multiple urination can affect the bladder and can cause urethritis.
  • Wear spacious, comfortable and airy clothes; it is not recommended to choose a cryptic, narrow material.
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle: Eat, rest, exercise adequately to strengthen the body's resistance.

In order to help customers detect early urethritis and other urinary diseases, thereby providing timely treatment, Share99 International Health Hub provides a urological examination and screening package for male customers.

When registering for the Urological Examination and Screening Package, customers will be:

  • Urological examination
  • Ultrasound of the urinary system
  • Full PSA Dosing
  • Free PSA Dosing
  • Urine implantation
  • Pelvic discomfort, erectile pain (rare)

Advantages of examination and screening of urological diseases at Share99:

  • Leading modern ultrasonic system, with flat probe, high frequency, HD resolution for clear images, accurate injury detection
  • Advanced labo testing system meets international standards
  • A team of leading experts with many years of experience in the field of urology.
  • Customers after screening and screening if cancer is detected will be consulted directly by doctors and carried out intensive treatment right at Share99.
  • Cancer treatments: Robotic laparoscopic surgery, chemotherapy, planned to monitor, manage and treat patients in the most advanced and modern method.
  • Professional customer service.

The Urology Department of Share99 International Health Hub nationwide is the address for examination and treatment of urinary tract diseases. Share99 has a team of experienced experts and doctors, well-trained with modern facilities, professional customer service.


Use at least 2 liters of water/day

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About: John Smith

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