Non-Gonococcal Urethritis is a medical term for urethritis which doesn’t stem from gonorrhoea, a common cause of the condition. Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, the tube which helps the body remove urine from the bladder. Both men and women can get Non-Gonococcal Urethritis. People can also have Non-Gonococcal Urethritis and Gonococcal Urethritis at the same time.
Non-Gonococcal Urethritis may occur for several reasons including irritation or damage to the urethra, chlamydia, genital herpes, and other sexually transmitted infections, urinary tract infections, and other infections.
Non-Gonococcal Urethritis may be shortened to NGU. It is also called Non-Specific Urethritis.