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Urethral Syndrome

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by Alan R

(Urethral Irritation)



Urethral syndrome is a term used to describe symptoms of urethritis that does not have evidence of a bacterial or viral infection. The urethra is the tube that carries urine out of the body from the bladder. Urethritis is an inflammation, infection, or irritation of the urethra. It is most commonly seen in women.
Female Urethra
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Because there is no evidence of infection, the cause of urethral syndrome is often difficult to determine. Possible causes include:


National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases

US National Library of Medicine



Canadian Urological Association

The Kidney Foundation of Canada



Costantine E, Zucchi A, et al. Treatment of urethral syndrome: a prospective randomized study with Nd: YAG laser. Urol Int . 2006;76:134-138.

Gittes RF, Nakamura RM. Female urethral syndrome. A female prostatitis? West J Med . 1996;164:435-438.


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