URETHRITIS FROM ORAL SEX?
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Also called non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU), this is an infection in the male penis caused by bacteria such as chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma or trichomoniasis. NGU is passed from one person to another during anal, vaginal and possibly oral sex. Symptoms may include a mild discharge from the head of the penis and pain or burning upon urination. Female partners of men with NGU need to be treated as if they have chlamydia. Antibiotics are used to cure NGU.
In most cases with an orally transmitted STD, the person may be able to continue to expose people he has oral sex with until treatment is given. Sensitivity of the penis most likely isn't a factor if an infection is present. NSU is a term use to describe a wide range of infections caused by germs such as chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma or trichomoniasis. In most cases it is treated as an STD.
Not all STDs have symptoms and not everyone who has an STD develops symptoms. That is the importance behind routine STD testing for sexually active people. Sexually active men who have sex with men with multiple partners should get checked every 3-6 months. It's also a good idea for you to inform any of your sex partners that you were recently diagnosed and were treated. It is best to encourage a partner to seek testing as well. Potentially, even without symptoms, you can pass an STD on to other sex partners.
For more information about any of your questions, I suggest you check out our STD chart to find out the risks associated with different sexual activities. Call the San Francisco City Clinic at 415-487-5500 to get tested for any STD. For NSU, antibiotics should treat the problem. For further information, you can also call the Center for Disease Control STD hotline at 1-800-232-4636. When you call, you can speak to someone directly and ask any questions related to STD transmission, risk, and prevention.
To your health,
ORAL SEX ADVICE