NGU and Cervicitis
What are NGU and Cervititis?
Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) or non-specific urethritis (NSU) is an infection of the urethra (the passage inside the penis through which urine and semen pass), which is not caused by gonorrhoea or Chlamydia. It is most commonly diagnosed in men.
Some of the likely causes are bacteria such as Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma genitalim, parasites such as Trichomonas vaginalis and viruses such as herpes simplex virus. However, it is likely there are some causes which have not yet been identified.
Cervititis is the female equivalent of NGU and means inflammation of the cervix, which is the neck of the womb.
How is it transmitted?
NGU is passed on by vaginal, anal or oral sex without a condom with someone who has the infection.
Symptoms of NGU or Cervicitis
Some men have no symptoms at all.
When symptoms are present, for men they may include:
When symptoms are present, for women they may include:
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