Is urethritis an std?

Are you currently experiencing pain or burning when urinating? Does this make you feel like you’re peeing fire? Then, my friend, it’s possible that you have one of the most common sexually transmitted infections out there: urethritis. Yes, what a special little treat! But before we get into what urethritis is and how to treat it, let’s answer the age-old question; is urethritis an STD?

What is Urethritis?

Before getting into whether or not urethritis is indeed an STD, let’s first define what urethritis actually means. Urethri-WHAT?! I know – big words are scary at times. So allow me to break it down for y’all in simpler terms.

Urethra (yoo-REE-thruh) – Pronounced as /juˈrēTHrə/. It is a tube-like structure extending from your bladder through which urine leaves your body during the process called urination.

Now that we got our vocabulary sorted out let’s move on to explain the meaning of urethral Infection. When some unwarranted type of bacteria manages to gatecrash within said ‘tube-like structure’ AKA urinary tract then boom! You’ve officially set up a home base for a super annoying bacterial infection known as urethritis.

Answering The Big Question

So now it’s time to return back towards answering whether or not if URETHRITIS can be classified under the grand umbrella term of sex-related diseases?

Well..when viewed objectively….YES.. It surely does fall under said category!

Technically speaking because bacteria such as chlamydia and gonorrhea , so brazenly infects exclusive regions such as anus/genitals/oral zone , hence indulging in ‘unprotected intercourse’ might trigger the onset of Urethritis!

So basically, the answer to our question is affirmative – Urethritis IS a STD. Whoop whoop! Isn’t that cool?

Signs and Symptoms

Now we know what urethritis is all about let’s try identifying whether you may or may not have it. So here are some symptoms of urethritis, which might surface:

  • Pain or a burning sensation while peeing (OWWW!)
  • Trouble initiating urination (HOLD UP, one more second…!)
  • A sudden need to pee even though your bladder isn’t full (Gotta go rightnowrightnow!!)
  • Discharge emanating from penis/vagina

If any of these sound familiar then NEWSFLASH – You could be presently harbouring urethral boring bacteria.


You’ve studied enough webMD; self-diagnosis won’t help with this particular bacterium-beastie now will it?! Hence its wiser if you seek an appointment from healthcare personnel for proper examination via:

1) Urine sample test OR 2) Swab analysis test( done near infected region)

Pro tip: NEVER delay check-ups on account of social anxiety,some shyness can lead up till serious health deteriorations!!!

Possible Causes for Men & Women

Here’s where things become slightly different based upon gender differences. Here’s how each member side experiences some form of friction differently:


For male chums out there , please keep informed regarding risks such as :

Gonorrhoea -> Cringe-worthy green discharge oozing forth Primary causative agent – BACTERIA-Nisseria gonorrhea 🙁
Chlamydia ->Sometimes no clear symptomst Similar bacterial cause like previous example 🙂


Nope, women don’t get a free pass either. Unfortunately, just like with men; unsafe sex practices can lead to the development of urethritis in ladies.

Just for starters Here are some notorious culprits which can make you feel miserable down below-

E.coli->basic bacteria found within gut Notorious for inducing cystitis/uti & ultimately prolonged battles against irritation due to bacterial buildup resulting in urethra inflammation -ouchie!
Gonorrhoea -> Likewise as seen regarding male counterparts Same bacterial culprit as guy-side troublemakers 🙂


Now that we know about Urethritis and its symptoms it’s time to curate proper care strategies!

Firstly let me emphasize upon early detection by reminding everyone , deterioration leads towards long-term pain and suffering thus swift diagnosis & treatment is crucial!!

Treatment options involve prescribing antibiotic pills or creams for disinfection purposes preventing further damage caused from harmful bacteria.
Most common forms of antibiotics include:

1) Azithromycin

2) Doxycycline

3) Ciprofloxacin etc..

It’s also important to refrain from engaging into sexual practices until one has fully recovered the primary step so this does not develop into something far more severe than what it started off initially .

On a final note, remember- ignorance never usually results positively when dealing with medical ailments especially ones relating towards intimate areas.

Stay safe friends!