Urethral Syndrome mimics many of the symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI) such as:
Unlike a UTI, a urine culture test often shows little or no bacteria, which is why urethral syndrome is also referred to as “symptomatic abacteriuria, sterile pyuria or urethral syndrome.” This syndrome is much more common in women than men and other than being more prone to developing this if you have experienced one or more UTIs in your life, it is harder to single out the specific cause.
Urethral syndrome is a term used when of one or more typical cystitis symptoms occur in women who present with low numbers of bacteria in urine culture (i.e., usually <102 bacteria/mL). Most laboratories do not routinely work up or follow up on low count urine cultures, so clinically the urine is considered "sterile".
Sterile pyuria is the presence of elevated numbers of white cells (>10 white cells/mm3) in urine which appears sterile.
Sterile pyuria is not an uncommon laboratory finding because:
Stamm and colleagues (Stamm WE, Wagner KF, Amsel R, et al: Causes of an acute urethral syndrome in women. N Engl J Med 303:409-415, 1980) have established that urethral samples should be cultured. Otherwise tested for pathogens in women who are sexually active and have documented pyuria with persistently "negative" urine cultures. They suggest some potential causes to investigate:
Is an all-natural essential “sugar “which, coupled with some other lifestyle choices can help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation of the urethral syndrome in several ways by:
Diabetics take D Mannose (there are no added sugars of any kind to pure D Mannose ) but should monitor blood-sugar levels and consult their GP before supplementing with D-Mannose.
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