Could you inform me on the std NGU?
my boyfriend said he HAD Non-gonococcal urethritis (ngu) and that he got it taken care of but lately he's been having the symptoms again and i've been feeling really sick after we have sex....so basically i just want to everything on the std i looked it up on wikipedia but didn't find much really. thanks =/
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
It's the same as chlamydia. You and your boyfriend are passing it back and forth to each other. You need to both be treated at the same time. Also, anybody else that either of you are having sex with needs to be treated.
- Ms. Le'KiaLv 61 decade ago
NGU refers to an infection of the urethra (the tube running from the bladder through the penis in men or the labia in women through which urine passes) caused by some agent other than gonorrhea.
This infection can be caused by any of several different organisms, although the most frequent cause of NGU is a germ called Chlamydia, and is a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
NGU is most often found in men since the organisms causing this infection are sexually transmitted and the female urethra is seldom infected during intercourse. Men between the ages of 15 and 30 having multiple sex partners are most at risk for this infection.
NGU is spread almost exclusively through sexual contact involving penis to vagina or penis to rectum contact.
The symptoms of NGU involve a slight burning or tingling during urination that is sometimes accompanied by a slight (usually clear) discharge (drip) from the urethra.
The symptoms associated with NGU usually appear from one to five weeks after infection. Some people never develop obvious symptoms throughout their infection.
A person can spread NGU from the time they are infected until they are cured.
Past infection with NGU does not protect a person from contracting the disease again.
NGU is treated through the use of antibiotics such as tetracycline.
What can be the effect of not being treated for NGU?
If not treated for NGU, a person may experience swelling of the testicles (epididymitis) and infection of the prostate gland. More importantly, they may infect sexual partners.
What can be done to prevent the spread of NGU?
There are a number of ways to prevent the spread of NGU:
* Limit your number of sex partners.
* Use a condom.
* Carefully wash genitals after sexual relations.
* If you think you are infected, avoid any sexual contact and visit your local STD clinic, a hospital or your doctor.
Hope this helps. Good Luck!!!!
* Notify all sexual contacts immediately so they can obtain examination and treatment.