Men seem to get a break when it comes to Urethral Syndrome, which can effect both men and women but it is fairly rare in men. What exactly is Urethral (yoo-ree-thruhl) Syndrome and how do you know if you have it? If you are experiencing symptoms of a urinary tract infection but tests of your urine don’t indicate bacteria, then your physician might diagnosis you with Urethral Syndrome.
Urethral Syndrome Symptoms
Urethral syndrome symptoms are include:
- Pain with sexual activity.
- Feeling pressure in the lower abdomen that doesn’t subside after you urinate.
- Pain around the vulvar area.
- Painful urination.
- Frequent urination.
- Discomfort and pain in the lower abdomen.
How Does One Get Urethral Syndrome?
It is unknown regarding how urethral syndrome develops and physicians often believe the urethra (yoo-ree-thruh) may be irritated by sexual activity, soaps, spermicides or antiseptic creams or dyes, perfumes and feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads.
Can You Self Diagnose Urethral Syndrome?
The answer is no. Only a qualified health care provider can diagnose you after receiving your health history, your current urethral syndrome symptoms, a urine test and possibly a blood test as well.