Male Urethritis Treatment & Management

Updated: Apr 08, 2016
  • Author: Michael C Plewa, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Emergency Department Care

History and physical examination should focus on exclusion of the following other disorders:

  • Cystitis

  • Pyelonephritis

  • Epididymitis/orchitis

  • Prostatitis

  • Pneumonia

  • Otitis media

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Arthritis

  • Reactive arthritis

  • Foreign body

  • Trauma

  • Other STDs, such as syphilis, herpes simplex, condyloma acuminatum, chancroid, or lymphogranuloma venereum

  • Urinalysis may be necessary to exclude cystitis or pyelonephritis.

  • VDRL assay should be performed to screen for syphilis.

  • Antibiotic therapy is discussed in Medication.



Urologic consultation may be beneficial in cases of urethral foreign body or postinstrumentation urethritis.