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Clinical features of NGU in a male

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  • urethral discharge
  • dysuria
  • penile irritation
  • urethral discomfort


  • urethral discharge. This may not have been noticed by the patient or may only be present on urethral massage
  • balano-posthitis
  • normal examination


  • epididymo-orchitis
  • sexually acquired reactive arthritis / Reiter’s syndrome. These are infrequent, occurring in fewer than 1% of cases though incomplete forms may be more common.


  1. Horner P et al. 2015 UK National Guideline on the management of non-gonococcal urethritis. Int J STD AIDS. 2016;27(2):85-96.

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