[mass noun] Inflammation of the urethra.
- ‘The bacterium - which, when symptomatic, causes purulent discharge, dysuria, and urethritis - can also cause ascending infections leading to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility.’
- ‘Non-specific urethritis is easily treated with antibiotics, although damage to the urethra can take time to heal.’
- ‘Other conditions that should be ruled out include bacterial cystitis, urethritis, neoplasia, vaginitis and vulvar vestibulitis.’
- ‘Reiter's syndrome is a type of reactive arthritis that specifically refers to the classic triad of arthritis, conjunctivitis and urethritis.’
- ‘In men, gonorrhea can result in symptomatic urethritis, epididymitis, and prostatitis.’
- ‘Male urethritis is inflammation of the urine outlet tube that runs along the underside of the penis.’
- ‘In the present study, higher infection rates were seen in patients with urethritis and cervicitis.’
- ‘However, symptoms referable to cystitis may also be caused by urethritis or vaginitis.’
- ‘In men, urethral discharge and dysuria are the most common symptoms of sexually transmitted urethritis.’
- ‘Other causes in women include vaginal infections, cystitis or urethritis, orthopedic problems, and chronic constipation.’
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