Non-specific urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra that only affects men. It has the name “non-specific” as it can be caused by a variety of infections. Non-specific urethritis is usually caused by having sexual intercourse with a partner that has a sexually transmitted infection but it can also be caused by other genital or urinary tract infections, damage to the urethra, or a urine or bladder infection. The three most common symptoms are a white or cloudy discharge from the penis, pain, irritation or burning when passing urine, and wanting to pass urine often. Treatment is through antibiotics although fluids, herbal remedies, and homoeopathy can also help.