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Be Distinctive! Prevent NonGonococcal Urethritis

Feb 11, 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, caused by different agents from those, which cause gonorrhea. This infection is caused most of the times by the microbe called Chlamydia. It is more frequent in the case of men, because a woman's urethra is rarely infected during an intercourse. Men between 15 and 30, who in general have more sex partners, are prone to the risk to contact the disease. Most of the times, the disease occurs 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.

A person can spread the disease from the moment of the infection until the moment of cure. After cure, the disease can occur again. If it is not treated, nongonococcal urethritis can lead to testicles inflammation and prostate infection. You can take into consideration that the use of condoms, washing your genital area after an intercourse or less partners are the best measures taken in order to avoid this affection.

To continue with, according to a study published in the magazine Journal of Infectious Diseases by Australian researchers of the Sexual health Center in Melbourne, oral sex favors the occurrence of nongonococcal urethritis, this disease that can affect both men and women. It can lead to inflammatory pelvic diseases, infertility, and chronic pelvic pain. In about half of the cases, the cause of nongonococcal urethritis cause cannot be determined.

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

In the study conducted by researchers in Melbourne between March 2004 and March 2005 329 men took part. They were affected by nongonococcal urtethritis and there were another 307 volunteers, who were not developing any symptoms. They had to fill in questionnaires about their sexual habits and the urine samples were tested for pathogen agents the most frequently involved in urethritis.

Chlamydia infections were the most common both in the case of homosexual and heterosexual men (22 percent respectively 15 percent) 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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