NSU: Non-Specific Urethritis
This can be caused by sexual contact with an infected person
What is it?
Non-specific Urethritis (NSU) is an inflammation of the urethra, which mainly occurs in men. If left untreated it may cause infertility.
How do I get it?
- Sexual contact with an infected person via vaginal and anal sex and skin-to-skin contact
- Sharing of sex toys
What are the symptoms?
Like a lot of STIs, some people may present no symptoms. Others may have some symptoms, which include;
- Burning sensation when peeing
- Redness or swelling at the top of the penis
- If it spreads to the testicles and prostate gland, it can cause pain or swelling
- If left untreated it can affect male fertility
How is it diagnosed?
- Swab of penis
- Urine test
How is it treated?
- NSU can be treated with antibiotics.
How do I prevent it?
- Always use condoms or dental dams when engaging in sexual activity
- Don’t share sex toys and clean after use