Hi all.

About 8 years ago I had a small surgical procedure done which dilated a little urinary stricture, and since then I have had about 6/7 bouts of non-gonococtal urethritis. It seems to come back about once every 18 months, is not too uncomfortable but obviously not much fun either, and often takes several courses of different antibiotics to clear up.

I'm pretty sick of it to be honest. I don't like taking so many antibiotics when it seems like all they actually do is beat back the infection rather than remove it. It's also pretty hellish being horny for weeks at a time with no sex and no 'personal relief' either (as I'm told any sexual activity can be damaging, cause reinfection etc). I'm in the middle of another bout right now, have been for 3 weeks. I'm on my second course of drugs (a combination of azithromyacin and metronidazole) and have had other drugs like doxycycline in the past.

Is there anything that I can do to permanently take care of this problem or am I basically stuck with it?
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