Q. Other than UTI, what can cause urethral discomfort?



Hi doctor,

I am a 24 year old female. I was previously diagnosed with UTI for three to four times in the last two years. Now, I have a frequently occurring problem of itching and burning in my urethra about three to four times in a month. It stays for around 4 to 5 hours and slowly goes off after drinking lots of water and visiting the washroom every now and then. This generally happens when I miss drinking required amount of water. I drink a plenty of water of more than 8 liters a day. It also happens when I miss going to the washroom if my bladder is full. Kindly help me as my life is getting severely affected by this and I stay quite depressed owing to this. I have taken Urispas when the situation gets worse. The urine culture reports show nothing negative. Is there any treatment for this? What are the necessary precautions?





Welcome to dr.sitehome.info.

  • First of all, drinking 8 liters of water a day will harm your kidneys. Bring it down to not more than 3 liters per day.
  • All burning sensation in urethra is not due to UTI (urinary tract infection). So, the next time when you develop urethral discomfort, please do a urine micro and culture to confirm the diagnosis.
  • If it is proven UTI, then you can take a suppressive dose of antibiotics like Nitrofurantoin for three months to break the cycle.

For further information consult a urologist online –> https://www.dr.sitehome.info/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist




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