Non gonococcal urethritis refers to urethritis caused by other pathogens besides gonococcus. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and can also be complicated or cross infected with gonorrhea, accounting for 60% of cases under the age of 25.
Shanghai Jiulong Men's Health Experts pointed out that non gonococcal urethritis refers to urethritis caused by other pathogens besides Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It should be emphasized that non gonococcal urethritis has milder symptoms than gonococcal urethritis. The typical symptoms are itching in the urethra, as well as urgency, pain, and difficulty urinating. The characteristic of male patients is that when urinating in the morning or not urinating for a long time, a small amount of mucus secretion can be seen outside the urethral opening. Some patients may have no non gonococcal symptoms or symptoms are not obvious, accounting for 30% to 40% of non gonococcal urethritis.
There are many hazards of non gonococcal urethritis, mainly introducing the following two types:
Causing various complications: affecting male epididymitis, prostatitis, seminal vesiculitis, and affecting female acute and chronic salpingitis, ectopic pregnancy, infertility, miscarriage, and stillbirth. Although the symptoms of non gonococcal urethritis are milder than gonorrhea, the harm is not less severe than gonorrhea. In addition to causing urethritis, more than half of female patients have comorbidities such as endometritis, salpingitis, ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and miscarriage. At the beginning of the disease, there are urinary pain, discomfort in the urethra, itching, burning or stinging sensation in the urethra, redness and swelling of the urethra, urethral discharge, thinness, etc. As the condition progresses, the above symptoms will gradually worsen. Improper handling or untimely treatment can lead to recurrent conditions, leading to premature ejaculation, acute epididymitis, prostatitis, and other diseases. In severe cases, it can directly lead to male infertility.