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Urethritis in Men (cont.)

Medical Treatment

Infections cause most cases of urethritis.

  • If you seem well otherwise, antibiotics are used.
  • Various treatments are available.
  • Sometimes you will get a shot (or antibiotic injection).
  • The duration of treatment ranges from one to 14 days.
  • In cases of a sexually transmitted infection, antibiotics are used routinely.
  • In this situation, all sexual partners also require treatment.
  • You should not have sex or you should use condoms until all partners have completed medical therapy.
  • Anyone with signs of infection throughout the body may require admission to a hospital for IV antibiotics.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/12/2014
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