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Since you were worried about syphillis, it sounds like you believe this infection was contracted via sex. Have you told your partner about this infection? If not, you absolutely must tell your partner(s). All partners need to seek treatment.
UTI can stem from other causes as well. For a man, it could be due to a kidney stone, enlarged prostate, or from a medical procedure involving a catheter.
From what you describe, it seems that you have a lower urinary tract infection. Keep taking the antibiotics the doctor presecribed. You don’t want the infection to move further inside, where it could cause complications.
Untreated chlamydia infections can create serious problems.
[quote=“www.urologychannel.com”]In men, untreated NGU can cause epididymitis, inflammation of the reproductive system that may result in fertility problems. Symptoms resolve in about 60% of untreated chalmydial infections.
About 40% of women with untreated chlamydia develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which creates a risk for infertility, endometriosis, and other reproductive tract problems.[/quote]
To prevent recurrence of UTI:
The following measures can reduce the risk for UTI:
* Avoid products that may irritate the urethra (e.g., bubble bath, scented feminine products).
* Cleanse the genital area before sexual intercourse.
* Change soiled diapers in infants and toddlers promptly.
* Drink plenty of water to remove bacteria from the urinary tract.
* Do not routinely resist the urge to urinate.
* Take showers instead of baths.
* Urinate after sexual intercourse.
* Women and girls should wipe from front to back after voiding to prevent contaminating the urethra with bacteria from the anal area.[/quote]
Drink plenty of water to help flush bacteria out of the urinary tract. Avoid coffee, alcohol, and smoking.