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Infections that Cause Stinky Urine

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)

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UTI Infections (Urinary Tract Infections)

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases that Cause Stinky Urine: Trichomoniasis

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) can cause smelly urine in some cases. Other related conditions can also be the cause, however. Examples include:

  • UTI Infections (Urinary Tract Infections or UTI’s)
  • Yeast Infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases that Cause Stinky Urine

If you believe an STD might be the cause of your stinky urine, you should see a doctor or take an STD test. Visiting your doctor is the best option for determining the cause of stinky urine as well as for being evaluated for STD’s.

Read on to find out more about the top three STD’s that typically cause foul smelling urine.

Trichomoniasis and Stinky Urine

Yeast Infections and Stinky UrineTrichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that causes smelly urine, among other symptoms.

Trichomoniasis is an infection caused by a protozoan parasite (Trichomonas vaginalis). The parasite kills its hosts’ cells for food. Most of the time, this infection takes hold in the vagina or urethra. It can then start causing stinky urine as one of its symptoms.

 Symptoms usually begin from 5 to 28 days after contracting trichomoniasis, if they occur at all.

Trichomoniasis Symptoms in Women

Although trichomoniasis can infect both men and women, women are more likely to have symptoms from it. These may include:

  • Foul smelling urine
  • Pain/discomfort during sex
  • Painful or uncomfortable urination
  • Itching, burning and inflammation in the cervix, vagina or urethra
  • Vaginal discharge- usually yellow-green in color, frothy and fishy-smelling
  • Occasionally, this STD may cause pain in the lower abdomen

Trichomoniasis Symptoms in Men

Some men who become infected with trichomoniasis show no symptoms. However, when symptoms do appear, they may include:

  • Discharge from the penis
  • Irritation in the penis
  • Irritation/burning after ejaculating
  • Irritation/burning after urinating
  • Stinky urine

Keep in mind that even if symptoms go away, this does not necessarily mean the trichomoniasis has gone away.

Complications from Trichomoniasis

Regardless of your gender, you should not skip treatment for trichomoniasis or any other STD. Doing so increases your risk of certain health problems later. For the STD trichomoniasis, these include:

  • Premature birth
  • Low birth weight
  • Increased risk of cervical cancer or prostate cancer
  • Increased risk of transmitting HIV

To protect yourself against trichomoniasis and other STD’s, always practice safe sex.

How Do I Get Tested for Trichomoniasis?

While at-home test kits exist for STD’s such as HIV, gonorrhea and Chlamydia, no such test exists for trichomoniasis and many other STD’s. Therefore, it is important to get tested for STD’s according to your doctor’s instructions.

Another way to get tested for STD’s is to do STD testing online. You schedule the test online and then you need only go to the lab. Your results will be available to you online afterwards.

The way STD testing online works is you schedule a time to go to a testing lab near you (usually there are so many locations that you’ll find one very close by). The STD testing center is confidential and the test usually only takes a few minutes. Then you will receive your test results online. Many companies send your results fast- within 1-2 days.

STD testing online is also good if you want to do the test before seeing your doctor.

Do not let embarrassment or fear stop you from getting an STD test. Put your health first!

There are several major companies that offer STD testing online, including:

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OTHER STD’S

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STD’s and Stinky Urine: Chlamydia

STDChlamydia is one STD that may cause smelly urine as a symptom.

Chlamydia is an infection, usually of the genitals or eyes, caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. It is the most common STD in the U.S. and in the U.K. In the U.S., about 1 million people have Chlamydia.

Although this infection is transmitted sexually, via vaginal, anal or oral sex, it can also be transmitted to a baby if the mother has it.

Chlamydia often causes no symptoms in women, while in men it tends to cause multiple symptoms. The most common are a white discharge from the penis and pain during urination.

Even if you do not have any symptoms, it is vital that the infection still be treated. Otherwise, it may cause problems more serious than smelly pee- including testicular pain and pelvic inflammatory disease.

50% to 80% of women with Chlamydia have no symptoms. However, they are still as much at risk of complications as women who do. Pelvic inflammatory disease can result from this STD, causing uterine and fallopian tube scarring that cause ectopic pregnancies, infertility and complications in pregnancy. In addition, females with Chlamydia are 500% more likely to contract HIV.

Symptoms in women, when present, may include:

  • Pain during sex
  • Foul smelling urine
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pain during urination
  • Frequent urge to urinate

Symptoms of Chlamydia in Men

Half of all men who get Chlamydia will experience inflammation of the urethra, which causes pain/burning during urination. It may also cause a light colored discharge from the penis, tender/swollen testicles or fever.

Left untreated, Chlamydia can cause testicular pain and sterility.

How Can I Get Tested for Chlamydia?

You can get tested for Chlamydia and other STD’s by seeing a doctor, using an at-home test kit or using STD testing online.

You can get STD test kits to complete at home, then you would send in the test. The lab will analyze it and you will get your results privately.

STD testing online is an excellent choice because it saves time, money and it maintains your privacy.

Many communities have an STD clinic where free or lower cost STD tests are conducted. Some are run by the local government and others are private, such as Planned Parenthood.

Diagnosing Chlamydia

Your doctor can have you tested for Chlamydia.  This involves either taking a swab of the inside of the penis or cervix or testing your urine.  It is also possible to test yourself for Chlamydia using an at-home test kit.

Treatment for Chlamydia 

Chlamydia is treated using prescription antibiotics. Partners should be treated at the same time to keep from re-infecting each other.

Don’t forget that antibiotics can sometimes cause smelly urine.

OTHER STD’S

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Gonorrhea & Stinky Urine

GonorrheaGonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that is also known as “The Clap”. Left untreated, it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease or infection in the testicles. It is also possible for the infection to spread to other parts of the body, which could cause problems with joints or heart valves.

Men with gonorrhea typically notice a burning sensation during urination and a discharge coming from the penis. While many women with this STD do not have any symptoms, gonorrhea can sometimes cause pain in the pelvic area and vaginal discharge.

Symptoms of Gonorrhea Up to half of all women with gonorrhea have no symptoms.  Symptoms include:

  • Smelly urine
  • Pain in the lower abdominal area
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pain during sex

Men who have gonorrhea may have symptoms such as pain/burning when urinating or discharge from the penis.  Both Men and Women May Have the Following Symptoms:

  • Sore throat (if infection of the throat occurred)
  • Skin lesions (rare)
  • Joint pain and swelling (rare)

Oral sex can transmit gonorrhea and cause an infection of the throat.  This sort of infection most often causes no symptoms.  In the 10% of people who do show symptoms of a gonorrhea throat infection, a sore throat is noted. Most symptoms appear within 4 to 6 days after acquiring the infection, but gonorrhea’s incubation period is anywhere from 2 to 14 days. Although it is rare, people with compromised immune systems can suffer from the infection spreading to their heart or spinal column.

Treatment for Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is treated with antibiotics.  However, the disease is beginning to become resistant to antibiotic treatment, so your doctor will have to decide which antibiotic is best.

Your partner should also be treated for gonorrhea at the same time you are, or you could be re-infected after treatment.

It is very common for people to catch gonorrhea and Chlamydia at the same time, so be sure you are tested for STD’s besides gonorrhea.

STD Testing

If you suspect you could have gonorrhea or any other STD, you should get tested for STD’s.

STD testing online is a good option if you just want the STD test done before making an appointment with a doctor. The way STD testing online works is you schedule a time to go to a testing lab near you (usually there are so many locations that you’ll find one very close by). The STD testing center is confidential and the test usually only takes a few minutes. Then you will receive your test results online. Many companies send your results fast- within 1-2 days.

STD testing online is a good option if you’re pressed for time, don’t want to see a doctor until you know if you have an STD or if you want more confidentiality during the STD testing process.

There are several major companies that offer STD testing online, including:

  • STDcheck.com
  • STDtestexpress.com
  • RequestaTest.com

Continue reading to find out what other STD’s cause stinky urine and what other STD testing options are available.

Tests for Gonorrhea

Your doctor can have you tested for gonorrhea and other STDs.  You can also test yourself using an at-home test kit.

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