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Practice Safe Sex And Say Goodbye To NonGonococcal Urethritis

Apr 8, 2008
STDs are often transmitted through direct contact with the skin even if condoms are used. This can happen because bacterial and viral germs, which cause STDs like papilloma, Chlamydia, herpes and syphilis, do not affect only one part of the body. They can infect any place in the genital area in the case of both men and women.

NonGonococcal urethritis is an infection of the urethra set off by the same pathogens that cause gonorrhoea. This infection is generally caused by a microbe called Chlamydia. This disease affects men more frequently because it is seldom that a woman's urethra gets infected during an intercourse. Men in the ages of 15-30, who have multiple sex partners, are the ones more at risk of this infection. More often than not, the disease happens because of unprotected sex.

It rarely occurs out of other causes. The symptoms associated to this disease involve burning sensations and smarting while urinating and sometimes a slight and usually clean leakage from the urethra. Symptoms emerge usually in 1 to 5 weeks since the infection and some people never develop obvious symptoms.

The infected person can infect other people as soon as he contracts the disease up to the time he gets cured. There is a possibility that disease will recur. This disease can lead to the swelling of the testicles and infection of the prostate if not immediately treated. Use a condom and wash the genital area after intercourse to reduce the possibility of infection. Reducing the number of your sexual partners could also be a great idea to avoid this infection. Australian researchers of the Sexual Health Centre in Melbourne published an article in the Journal of Infectious Disease of their findings that oral sex could also cause nongonococcal urethritis, saying further that this infection can affect both men and women. Some of the consequences of this illness to women are development of inflammatory pelvic disease, sterility and recurring pelvic pains. In majority of the occurrences, the cause of nongonococcal urethritis cannot be established.

However, it is considered that in 30 - 50% of the cases the Chlamydia microorganism leads to this disease and in 10-20% of the cases, the triggering microorganism is mycoplasma genitalium. This disease can be treated with antibiotics and the results are satisfactory in general.

Three hundred twenty nine who were nongonococcal urethritis positive participated in another study conducted by researchers in Melbourne during the period March 2004 and March 2005. Another set of volunteers who did not show any symptoms also participated. They filled out survey forms about their sexual habits and their urine samples were tested for micro-organisms that cause urethritis.

Chlamydia infections were the most common both in the case of homosexual and heterosexual men (22% respectively 15%) and much more common than the control group. Chlamydia and Mycoplasma genitalium infections have been associated first with unprotected vaginal sex or oral sex. Therefore, if you pay enough attention to your fantasies or sex habits you can prevent this disease.
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