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How is urethritis related to painful intercourse treated?

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With this condition, a woman may urinate frequently with urgency, pain, and difficulty, but a urinalysis can find no identifiable bacteria. These symptoms may be caused by chronic inflammation of the urethra (the tube through which urine exits the body), from muscle spasms, anxiety, low estrogen levels, or a combination of these causes. Using a special instrument, the doctor may dilate the urethra if it is narrowed. The doctor may prescribe low-dose antibiotics. At times, antidepressants and antispasmodics may also be prescribed.

Treatment for Painful Intercourse from eMedicinehealth

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 10, 2017

Treatment for Painful Intercourse from eMedicinehealth

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 10, 2017

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