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NSU: Non-Specific Urethritis

This can be caused by sexual contact with an infected person

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 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?

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Published February 4th, 2016
Last updated March 13th, 2018
Tags sexual health safer sex stis
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