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My urethra burns but not when i urinate. i have no rashes,

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my urethra burns but not when i urinate. i have no rashes, redness or lesions. 9 days ago i had a one night stand but the sex including oral was protected.
PatriciaRN :

Since the sex was protected, it sounds like this may simply be some local irritation of the urethra, and if there is no burning on urination and the urine looks normal, chances are there is no infection as well.

Customer:

yeh there is no discharge that i can see aswell.

Customer:

its possible that i an exaggerating it but i doubt it

PatriciaRN :

Probably all you will need to do is to perhaps take some herbs for awhile, such as uva ursi, and perhaps a supplement such as MSM to reduce inflammation.

PatriciaRN :

Here I am going to send you a link with some suggestions, check under the herbs and supplements section of it:

Customer:

i have read that it could be prostatitis?

PatriciaRN :

It's possible but if the urethra burns the inflammation may just be local, especially if you didn't have it before the sexual encounter.

PatriciaRN :

Are you currently taking any medications of any kind?

Customer:

thank you. its just im naturally quite an anxious person

Customer:

no not taking any medication

PatriciaRN :

That's good, then you can safely use the herbs and the MSM.

Customer:

i have no swollen lymph nodes and otherwise i feel fine

Customer:

its just sort of a constant burn/itch in the urethra/tip of the penis

PatriciaRN :

Then it does not sound like anything serious, just something uncomfortable that should pass

Customer:

but its not sore at all to urinate as i said

Customer:

okay so maybe just give it a few more days?

PatriciaRN :

Then it's probably just local, and is irritation from the encounter.

PatriciaRN :

Yes I think so, then if you see no relief, you should probably check with the doc.

Customer:

its sort of gets worse when i lie down. if im walking around it is less sore

PatriciaRN :

Probably due to more blood flow to the area when you're up and about.

Customer:

like its not excrutiating

Customer:

just uncomfortable

PatriciaRN :

You could try a little Motrin, too

Customer:

whats that?

PatriciaRN :

Ibuprofen, a non steroidal anti inflammatory, you can buy over the counter.

PatriciaRN :

Helps reduce inflammation.

PatriciaRN :

Any drugstore will have it, but it can upset your stomach so if you take some, take it with food.

Customer:

okay thank you ill try that. showering seems to help too

PatriciaRN :

Sure, it is soothing.

Customer:

maybe just helps me take my mind off it

PatriciaRN :

Yes it's hard not to think about something that is bugging you all the time.

Customer:

so would you say i more then likely do not have an std?

Customer:

as that is my only symptom after 9 days

PatriciaRN :

You probably do not, if the sex was protected.

PatriciaRN :

But keep an eye out...if you start seeing any other symptoms, then check with the doctor.

Customer:

yes it was. id feel very unlucky if i caught one having taken the care to have protected sex including oral

PatriciaRN :

Like, discharge, rash, more pain.

Customer:

yeh there is no rash, blisters, lesions, discharge that i can see

PatriciaRN :

You must always be careful when having sex.

Customer:

obv i dont have a microscope

PatriciaRN :

And use protection.

Customer:

and my testes do not hurt

PatriciaRN :

Then this is probably going to be okay.

Customer:

okay thank you well you have been a great help. and have reduced my anxiety greatly

PatriciaRN :

Glad to hear it.

Customer:

just finally if it something like chlamydia or gonorrhea?

PatriciaRN :

These are tough times for young people.

Customer:

these are easily treatable right

Customer:

?

PatriciaRN :

I doubt it, but you know again, if you have more symptoms, check with a doc, and yes, they are very treatable.

Customer:

and i wouldnt infect future partners on completion of treatment?

PatriciaRN :

No, not after completion of treatment, not for chlamydia or gonorrhea.

Customer:

okay thank you for your help.

PatriciaRN :

You are welcome.

Customer:

ill try and relax

PatriciaRN :

Yes, you're going to be okay.

Customer:

thanks. do you have much experience with stds?

Customer:

through work obv!

PatriciaRN :

I used to work at the Planned Parenthood Clinic.

Customer:

so you are quite familiar with them?

PatriciaRN :

Which is a great place to go for help. We had teen clinics. But this was long ago.

PatriciaRN :

I am not sure what kind of clinics they have, now.

Customer:

right. im in ireland by the way

PatriciaRN :

Oh, I see!

Customer:

i presume you are in the states?

PatriciaRN :

Yes

Customer:

i swear tp

PatriciaRN :

Just be careful about choosing your partners and about using protection.

Customer:

i swear to god if i get away with this ill never have a one night stand again!

Customer:

ive learnt my lesson

PatriciaRN :

You will probably get away with it and don't feel badly, many young people go through this experience.

Customer:

cant handle the anxiety or paranoia

PatriciaRN :

It is an anxiety-provoking situation.

Customer:

yeh i suspect older people can rationalise it more if it happens to them

Customer:

young people are quite idealistic about these things!

PatriciaRN :

Yes, they often are!

PatriciaRN :

But it sounds like you were very conscientious about using protection, which is wise.

Customer:

whereas maybe sum1 who is 30 can go "f**k it shit happens"

PatriciaRN :

Yes, maybe they can, but even still, older people become anxious as well.

Customer:

yes true i suppose.

PatriciaRN :

And remember that behind all that devil-may-care bravado is usually someone who is still pretty scared.

Customer:

anyway that was all i wanted to know so thanks for your help. you rpovide a good service here. i shud sleep a bit better now once i can ignore the burn!

Customer:

yes i a agree with that!

PatriciaRN :

Try some cranberry or some uva ursi or MSM if you can get some.

PatriciaRN :

That may give you some relief.

Customer:

okay i will thanks. good night now

PatriciaRN :

You can easily get this online if there's none around there.

PatriciaRN :

www.vitacost.com

PatriciaRN :

Good night and best of luck.

Customer:

yes ill have a look

Customer:

thanks patricia

PatriciaRN :

You're very welcome. Take care.

Customer:

you too

PatriciaRN :

Thank you.

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