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Urethritis and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

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Your urethra is a small tube that permits urine to flow out from your urinary bladder. Your urethra connects your bladder to your genitals. In the case of a man it is your penis. For a woman, it is your vagina.

Urethritis is a condition that is characterized by inflammation and infection of your urethra. Urethritis is usually swelling and irritation of the lining of your urethra.

Urethritis is referred to in other ways. It is also known as NGU, urethral syndrome, non-gonococcal urethritis, non-specific urethritis, non-specific cervicitis and chlamydial infection.

Urethritis is a condition that takes place in both males and females. However, females are more at risk for getting urethritis than males are.

Urethritis may be caused by either a virus or bacteria. There are several things that may result in urethritis. Some of these include:

  • Reiter syndrome (an autoimmune disease that is caused by a response to an infection that is located somewhere else in your body)
  • Bruising that takes place during sexual intercourse (in women)
  • Bacterial infection that occurs after you have taken a course of antibiotics
  • An infection that reaches your urethra from the prostate gland or through your penis opening (in men)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, AIDS, chlamydia, HIV, syphilis or Herpes Simplex Virus
  • Bacteria and other organisms that enter your urethra.

There are risk factors that may increase your likelihood of getting urethritis. Some of these are:

Ÿ  Having many different sexual partners

Ÿ  A history of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Ÿ  Being a female who is in the reproductive years

Ÿ  Being a male who is between the ages of 20 and 35

Ÿ  Engaging in high-risk sexual behavior, such as having anal sex without a condom.

There are several different signs and symptoms that you may experience as a woman that may be an indication of urethritis. Possible signs and symptoms include:

Ÿ  Chills and fever

Ÿ  Pelvic pain

Ÿ  Urgent or frequent urination

Ÿ  A vaginal discharge

Ÿ  Abdominal pain

Ÿ  A burning pain while you are urinating.

There are also several different signs and symptoms that you may have as a man, which may be an indication of urethritis. Possible signs and symptoms are:

Ÿ  Tenderness, swelling or itching in your groin or penis area

Ÿ  Pus or whitish mucus discharge from your penis

Ÿ  Pain when you have sexual intercourse or ejaculate

Ÿ  Blood in your semen or urine

Ÿ  Having to urinate, urgently or frequently

Ÿ  Dysuria (burning pain while you are urinating)

Ÿ  Fever, but this is rare in men

Ÿ  Itching or burning around your penile opening.

In order to diagnose your urethritis, your doctor will probably ask about your signs and symptoms and want to know your medical history. He or she will probably examine your genitals, get a specimen of mucus from the inside of your urethra and, for women, your vagina and do lab tests on a sample of your urine.

Treatment usually involves the use of antibiotics. Sexual abstinence may also be recommended until after your treatment is finished.

Urethritis is not something that would normally qualify you to receive Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. However, you may have urethritis along with other disorders that have led to your disability. As a result, you may need financial assistance.

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