Penile Discharge Overview
What is a penile discharge?
A male with penile discharge has mucus or pus draining from the penis, due to irritation or inflammation of the urethra. The urethra drains urine through the penis from the bladder. The most common cause of penile discharge is a sexually transmitted disease, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia.
What are the symptoms of a penile discharge?
Symptoms that may be associated with a penile discharge include testicular pain, testicular swelling, pain during urination, urinary frequency, increased urge to urinate, penile sores, genital rash, and swollen lymph glands in the groin.
How does the doctor treat a penile discharge?
The treatment for a penile discharge usually requires oral antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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