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I started having symptoms of urethitis last Thursday (frequent

Patient: I started having symptoms of urethitis last Thursday (frequent urge to pee, pain after peeing, itching inner thigh). I was Diagnosed with urethitis Saturday, tested negative for chlamydia and gonorrhea and received a dose of antibiotics yet 3 days later im still feeling symptoms (itchy inner thigh , urge to pee all the time , tinderness, trouble urinating) How long will all this last?

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,The presence of itching in thigh , burning, frequency, urgency an d pain during urination confirms that you have urethritis or cystitis . the causative organism can be confirmed with a urethral swab culture and a urine culture. The sensitive antibiotics would have to be started and the course has to be for a week at least to avoid recurrence, which is probably what you have been experiencing now after just 3 days course.Get the cultures done and you would have to continue antibiotics. in the meantime, increase your water intake and if possible drink 1 glass of cranberry juice twice a day which should help alkalinize the urine and help remove the infection sooner.I hope i have answered your query in detail,Wishing you good health,Regards

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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