Men who have pain in their urethra should go to a doctor and see if it is a case of urethritis.
Some symptoms of this condition may include blood in the urine or semen, burning pains while urinating, strange discharges from the penis, high fevers, frequent and urgent urges to urinate, itching and pain in the penis or groin, or pain experienced while having sex or when ejaculating.
There are tests and exams that can be done in order to see what the problem is if such symptoms are evident. A doctor will do a physical examination of the penis, but also check the abdomen and bladder area and scrotum as well.
In some cases, tender and enlarged lymph nodes in the groin area are revealed. A digital rectal exam could also be done, as well as other tests such as a complete blood count, C-reactive protein tests, urinalysis and urine cultures, and tests for sexually-transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, chlamydia and herpes.
The condition of urethritis is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. The bacteria that causes this condition also causes urinary tract infections and some sexually transmitted diseases.
Sometimes, but more rarely, the condition can result from a man being sensitive to chemicals that are used in the spermicides in condoms or contraceptive jellies, creams, and foams.
People who are most at risk are those who regularly practice high-risk sexual behavior, like anal sex without a condom, promiscuous men, or those who already have a history of sexually transmitted diseases.
Another condition that results in burning in the urethra is called dysuria. The pain usually starts as soon as urination begins, which is a clear sign that the urethra is infected.
If a more several pain occurs after the urination process is complete, then it could be a more several cases of inflammation in the bladder.
For most of these infections of the urethra, antibiotics are prescribed. Pain relievers can also be used to decrease the painful sensation while the antibiotics are taking care of the bacteria causing the infection.
The antibiotics will help to get rid of the pain, prevent the infection from spreading, and eliminate the bacteria causing the infection. It is also important for men who are taking antibiotics to treat the condition to take a break from sexual activity for the time being until the conditions has completely gone away and the pain has subsided completely.
These conditions can also be caused by an injury to the penis in some cases.