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Urethral Syndrome

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by Alan R

(Urethral Irritation)

 

Definition

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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Causes

Because there is no evidence of infection, the cause of urethral syndrome is often difficult to determine. Possible causes include:
 

RESOURCES

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
http://www.niddk.nih.gov

US National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Urological Association
http://www.cua.org

The Kidney Foundation of Canada
http://www.kidney.ca

 

References


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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