An inflammation of the urethra is usually caused by a colony of sexually transmitted bacteria. The inflammation of the urethra, or urethritis, is different from an infection of the urinary track. The two conditions are not treated the same way even if their symptoms are similar. Urethral discharge (pus) and a burning sensation during urination are common symptoms.
An inflammation of the urethra, also called urethritis, can be caused by various pathogens. Usually it is due to bacteria, especially gonococcus (see gonorrhea) and chlamydia, which can be transmitted via unprotected sexual intercourse. Women are more likely to develop urethritis than men since they have a short urethra.
Young people who often changes partners are often affected. The patient may notice a pus-like discharge in the morning (especially with gonorrhea), and itching, burning, or pain when urinating. It is however not uncommon absence of symptoms, which means that sexual partners often do not realize that they have been infected.
If left untreated, the inflammation can reach the prostate and seminal vesicles in men and the uterus, Fallopian tubes, and ovaries in women. Additionally, the risk of developing infertility is increased for women in the case of infection by certain pathogens (especially with chlamydia). The exact type of bacteria can be confirmed with a swabbing of the urethra. The infection can then be treated with antibiotics. It’s important that all partners be treated at the same time to prevent the further spread of the disease. Additionally, sexual intercourse should always include a barrier such as a condom.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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