The urethra is a tubular organ that connects the bladder and the external environment. In men and women, the urethra differs in length and width. The main function of the urethra is the excretion of urine from the body, in men, it also opens the spermatic ducts through which the sperm leaves.
Diseases of the urethra (urethritis) are an inflammatory process, manifested by pain during urination and discharge from the urethra. Urethritis can be acute, chronic, granular, premenstrual, senile and allergic.
Inflammatory diseases of the urethra are treated with antibacterial therapy. Duration and intensity of treatment depend on the type and severity of the pathology. Most often, the treatment takes place at home. Hospitalization of the patient is most often due to purulent complications (urethral abscess). Sometimes it may be necessary to introduce various drugs into the urethra.