As urethritis has so many potential causes, part of the doctor’s diagnosis will involve any identifying underlying conditions.
The crucial question is whether your urethritis has been caused by an infection, an injury, or if there’s no obvious reason behind it. This will help them prescribe the correct treatment to help you recover as quickly as possible.
What will happen during your consultation?
The doctor will ask you about your symptoms. You might be asked if you’re experiencing any discomfort, burning when you pee or unusual discharge.
It’s important that you answer these questions honestly, in order to get the most effective treatment. Anything you say during your consultation will remain completely confidential.
What happens next?
Your treatment will depend on what has caused your urethritis. Based on their observations, along with any test results, our doctors will recommend the best treatment to ensure you recover as quickly as possible.
This can involve a range of steps, from avoiding sexual activity for a period of time, to taking medication to clear up an infection.
When is it safe to have sex again?
You should avoid any form of sexual contacted (even if you use a condom) until you and your partner have had follow-up tests to confirm that the gonorrhea infection is completely gone.
These follow-up tests are usually given 1-2 weeks after you’ve had treatment. You’ll both be tested again to see if any gonorrhoea bacteria is still present.
Remember that successful treatment does not mean you can’t get gonorrhoea again, so you should continue to practise safer sex afterwards.