What is Nongonococcal urethritis?
Nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) is an infection of the urethra that is not caused by gonorrhea. NGU is most often caused by chlamydia.
How do I get NGU?
You can get NGU by touching your mouth, penis, vagina, or anus, to someone else’s penis, vagina, or anus (who has NGU).
How do I find out if I have NGU?
Go to your healthcare provider and get tested. If you don’t have a regular healthcare provider, you can search here for a local clinic or testing site.
Is there a cure for NGU?
Yes, NGU can be cured with antibiotics. Your healthcare provider can prescribe the right treatment for you. Note: If you are pregnant or might be pregnant, ask your doctor about medicines which will not harm the baby.
If you do not treat NGU, it can cause infertility (being unable to have children), problems in pregnancy, like low birth weight, early delivery or miscarriage, and eye, ear and lung infections in newborn babies.