Non-Specific Urethritis (now more correctly known as non gonococcal, non chlamydial urethritis) is a condition where the urethra (pee pipe in men) is inflamed and the cause of the inflammation is NOT due to either gonorrhoea OR chlamydia infection.
There are a long list of other reasons why the pee-pipe can get irritated; some of these are bacterial and may be sexually related; some are not infectious and can be simply due to over-washing/using soaps, worrying you have an infection and inspecting yourself/squeezing your pee-pipe a lot.
Men / I have a penis: a white or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis, usually more noticeable first thing in the morning.
Difficulty, pain or a burning sensation when passing urine, a feeling that you need to pass urine frequently, Itching or irritation at the end of the urethra.
When you are seen in the clinic the clinician may take a test from the end of the penis using a swab to collect a sample of cells; this will be examined under a microscope.
A urine sample will be taken for sexually transmitted infection screening.
Other more specialised tests may be requested depending on your symptoms. This will be discussed with you.
This is with a course of antibiotics and may be dependent on the suspected infection that you have.
Partners will need treatment too, even if they have no symptoms or if the test come back negative; this may seem complicated but its because not all tests show the cause of the infection.
To make an appointment or for further advice, please call:
0300 303 1948
Phoneline open 08:15-16:45 Monday-Friday
(closed 12:30-13:30 for lunch)