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Non Specific Urethritis (NSU)

NSU is an inflammation of a man’s urethra (the tube for passing urine). It can be caused by a number of different infections. Some, but not all, are passed on through having sex. One of the most common infections is chlamydia.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of NSU may include:

  • a discharge from the tip of the penis;
  • a burning feeling when passing urine.

Non-specific urethritis is treated with antibiotics.

Find out more about NSU.

Getting tested

If you are worried that you have an STI, you can get tested at your nearest clinic. You can find contact details at:

Genitourinary Medicine (GUM)/Sexual Health Clinics in Northern Ireland.

You can also find out more about sexual health services in your area at:

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Western Health and Social Care Trust

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Southern Health and Social Care Trust

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