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if my boyfriend has urethritis does that mean i have it

By Anonymous March 14, 2011 - 3:20pm
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if you have urethritis can your child get it from drinking after u are eating after you im really scaired ???

September 4, 2011 - 9:22pm

Hi Anonymous,

Urethritis, as you and your boyfriend may or may not know, is swelling and irritation of the tube which carries urine from the body. The condition can be caused by the same bacteria that causes a urinary tract infection and some sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and chlamydia or by a virus like herpes simplex. Sometimes, urethritis can be cause by injury or sensitivity to chemicals in spermicides or contraceptive jellies, cream or foams.
Now, if your boyfriend's case is caused by an infection and not an injury or sensitivity reaction, he should be getting treatment with antibiotics to eliminate the infection, prevent the spread of the infection and improve his symptoms. During treatment, he should avoid sex or use condoms during sex. As his sexual partner, you must be tested. You need to make an appointment with your doctor or visit a clinic. Testing will include blood tests, urine test, testing for STDs and possibly an ultrasound of the pelvis and pregnancy test.

March 14, 2011 - 4:28pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

My ex-boyfriend did not tell me he had urethritis and now I have a slight discharge from my vagina with an unpleasant odor. He claims it is the nonspecific kind not caused by gonorhea or chlamydia. I can't get into my doctor until next week, but I'm wondering if he could have passed this on to me, causing the smell and discharge?

June 4, 2011 - 10:42pm
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