Urethral syndrome is defined as symptoms suggestive of a lower urinary tract infection but in the absence of significant bacteriuria with a conventional pathogen. There are other non-infective causes that should be considered such as trauma, allergies, anatomical features such as diverticula, and post-surgical scarring.
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... Treatment of acute urethral syndrome is antibiotics ... For chronic urethral syndrome, a long term, low dose antibiotic treatment is given on a continuous basis or after intercourse each time if intercourse appears to trigger symptoms ... As a hormonal imbalance may also be considered a source for urethral syndrome, hormone replacement therapy and oral contraceptive pill (birth-control pills) are also used to treat the symptoms ...
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