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Urethritis in Men (cont.)

Urethritis in Men Symptoms and Signs

Burning and pain when urinating are classic symptoms of urethritis. You may also feel the urge to urinate more often than normal. Other symptoms can include itching, tenderness, or swelling in the penis, pain with sexual intercourse, or blood in the urine or semen.

  • Some infections also may be associated with discharge from the penis. Painful ulcers on the genitals can be present with herpes urethritis, another sexually transmitted disease.
  • Simple urethritis does not cause fever or severe illness. If the disease spreads to other organs in the genital or urinary tract or into the bloodstream, however, it may result in the following:
    • Back pain
    • Abdominal pain
    • High fevers
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Swollen joints and other symptoms of disease throughout the body
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/12/2014
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