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- Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra from any cause (usually infection).
- Associated with urethral discharge and dysuria
- Urethritis may develop after exposure to a partner with an STD, bacterial vaginosis, or UTI.
- Urethritis may also develop after orogenital contact.
- STD; the most common causes are:
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae (35%)
- Chlamydia trachomatis (25–50%)
- Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum (30%)
- Rarer causes:
- Trichomonas vaginalis
- Candidal species
- Herpes simplex virus
- Genital warts
- Enteric bacteria (in the setting of insertive anal sex)
- Systemic illnesses
- Urethral foreign bodies