Inflammation »

… Sexual Health Clinics (formerly Genito-urinary GUM ).

Urethritis/Meatitis

Is when the urethra is inflamed. This is usually caused by an STI and requires treatment at a Integrated Sexual Health Clinic (formerly Genito-urinary GUM).  Symptoms can be a pus discharge and pain when peeing.

Meatitis is inflammation of the tip of the urethra.  This happens if there is irritation from spermicide, other substances or during sex.  This may clear or may be an STI, which requires …

Gonorrhoea »

… answer is to have a test.

What are the symptoms?

Men :

Most men with gonorrhoea in the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body) feel pain when passing urine, and have a green or yellow discharge coming out of the end of the penis.

Women :

Most women have no symptoms with gonorrhoea in the urethra or cervix (neck of the womb); but some may notice a vaginal discharge, or discomfort when passing urine.

Men and Women

Gonorrhoea in the …

Menopause »

… as a result of these changes – known as dyspareunia.

Vaginal changes and changes to Urethral tissue can result in increased frequency of Urinary tract Infections , painful or frequent Urination (dysuria) and some degree of urinary Incontinence .

General aches, fatigue, forgetfulness, Depression , Insomnia, irritability and Anxiety are symptoms which have also been reported in association with the menopause. In the longer term, the reduction in …

Going on Holiday? »

… can lead to pelvic infection and infertility.

Gonorrhoea (bacteria) – affects the urethra, rectum, throat or cervix.  If symptoms occur, they may include abdominal pain, sore throats and discharge.  Gonorrhoea is treated with antibiotics but in women can lead to infertility if left untreated.

Genital Warts – symptoms may include small growths around the genitals that can be treated but can recur.

Syphilis – early symptoms may include painless sores …

Dysfunction Treatments »

… would have to be overcome.

MUSE

The erection enabling drug is introduced directly into the urethra in pellet form, using a plastic applicator. The urethra is the tube in the penis out of which both urine and semen pass. Urinating before insertion lubricates the urethra and makes the process easier. It may be considered by those for whom oral medication or injections are not suitable. Its success rate is less than the other two treatments – 35%.

Oral Medication

Viagra is …

Cystitis »

… Cystitis is quite common among women, and it means an inflammation of the bladder and the urethra (tube that takes urine from the bladder). It is unusual for men or children to have cystitis, and they should see a doctor if they do. What causes it? It is often caused by germs from the anus getting round to the vagina and up the urethra. This can happen during sex, using tampons or wiping from back to front after going to the toilet. Vigorous sexual activity or wearing very …

Your Prostate »

… associated with sexual function since it produces a component of Semen.

It encircles the Urethra, the tube through which both Semen and urine pass to leave the body and it is this which can give rise to a number of problems in later years. Few things go wrong with the prostate, but those which do are very common.

Most difficulties associated with the prostate are not detected until they interfere with the passing of urine or blood is noted in the urine or semen. This is because …

Injuries »

… Emergency medical help will be required to release the blood and stop further injury.

Urethral damage

Body piercing the urethra or inserting objects into it may result in infection, as this is a sterile area of your body.  There is also damage of objects becoming stuck or moving and causing damage and problems.

Prostate Cancer »

… associated with sexual function since it produces a component of semen. It encircles the urethra, the tube through which both semen and urine pass to leave the body and it is this which can give rise to a number of problems in later years. Few things go wrong with the prostate, but those which do are very common.

Most difficulties associated with the Prostate are not detected until they interfere with the passing of urine or blood is noted in the urine or Semen. This is because …