ure·​thri·​tis | \ ˌyu̇r-i-ˈthrī-təs How to pronounce urethritis (audio) \

Definition of urethritis

: inflammation of the urethra

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An infection of the urethra itself (urethritis) can cause discharge and burning with urination. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Here’s Why You Should Always Wipe Front-to-Back," 9 Mar. 2019 Although there aren’t currently any guidelines for treating an M. genitalium infection specifically, the CDC treatment guidelines recommend standard antibiotics for people with urethritis, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Claire Gillespie, SELF, "The FDA Just Approved the First Test for Mycoplasma Genitalium, a Commonly Misdiagnosed STI," 1 Feb. 2019 Men are the target group in the program, Dunne explains, because the yield for isolating N. gonorrheae is very high among men who have urethritis compared with women and those who are asymptomatic. Sophie Cousins, CNN, "Wherever you are in the world, time is running out for treating gonorrhea," 15 May 2018 This could be one of many things, Dr. Kaufman says, including prostatitis (swelling of the prostate) or urethritis (inflammation of the urethra). Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Penis Problems Your Partner Should Probably Get Checked Out," 21 July 2017 Keep in mind that young children might instead get a diaper rash, and boys might get urethritis, a yeast infection of the urethra. Barbara Brody, Woman's Day, "7 Signs You May Have Type 2 Diabetes," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of urethritis

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for urethritis

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ure·​thri·​tis | \ ˌyu̇r-i-ˈthrīt-əs How to pronounce urethritis (audio) \

Medical Definition of urethritis

: inflammation of the urethra

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