Urethritis means ‘inflammation of the urethra’, and it can have a few causes, including infection and irritation.

Symptoms of urethritis

Urethritis tends to show up as burning or stinging upon urination, blood in the urine, frequent urination and urgency to urinate, but often not much urine comes out. The urethra feels irritated, either mildly or severely.

If there is blood in your urine, you have a fever, or are in severe pain, you may have a severe infection and should seek medical attention.

Some underlying causes of urethritis

If you have urinary symptoms, you need to be tested for infection, since this is the most common cause of urethritis.

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
Read more about Jessica and My Vagina's origin story.