- Penis discharge:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Penis discharge. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Why: to determine if acute or chronic.
Why: If discharge comes from the urethra suggests urethritis. If the discharge comes from a sore on the skin of the penis must consider all causes of penile ulcers (such as herpes simplex infection, primary or secondary syphilis, Behcet's syndrome, Donovanosis, Chancroid or Lymphogranuloma venereum) or penile cancer.
Why: e.g. pus-like, yellow, green, foul smelling, blood stained.
Why: Excessive masturbation may cause a mechanical urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) and a consequent penile discharge.
Why: e.g. cycling, horse riding - Injury to the urethra may cause a mechanical urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) and a consequent penile discharge.
Why: A foreign body in the urethra may cause a penile discharge.
Why: e.g. diabetes predisposes to Candida infection of the foreskin (a type of Balanitis); Reiter's syndrome may follow a bacterial bowel infection or non-gonococcal urethritis.
Why: especially if involved in unsafe sex without condoms when not in a monogamous relationship which will increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis.
Why: suggests Balanitis (inflammation of the foreskin). This may be due to bacterial infection or Candida infection. People with diabetes and infants with wet nappies are particularly prone to this problem.
Why: e.g. pus-like urethral discharge, pain and stinging with urination, redness around the opening of the urethra. Symptoms usually develop a few days after sexual contact. Males who have sexual intercourse with males may also have a discharge from the anus.
Why: e.g. mucous-like or watery or pus-like urethral discharge which usually develops 1-3 weeks after sexual intercourse.
Why: e.g. urethritis (painful urination with penile discharge), conjunctivitis (red painful eyes) and painful peripheral joints. Lesions on palms, soles, penis and mouth.
Why: e.g. blood stained or foul smelling discharge from a lesion on the penis. The lesion is usually a nodular warty growth or an ulcer. May also have enlarged lymph nodes in the groin.
Why: e.g. soreness, irritation and a discharge from under the folds of the foreskin, swelling of the foreskin. May be caused by complications of gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, candidiasis, herpes simplex, syphilis, Reiter's syndrome, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus or seborrheic dermatitis.
Why: urethritis may be complicated by prostatitis. Features include high fever, chills, low back pain, pain around the anus, urinary frequency, urinary urgency and poor urinary stream.
Why: urethritis may be complicated by a urinary tract infection. Features include fever, urinary frequency, stinging or pain on urination and sometimes blood in the urine.
Why: urethritis may be complicated by epididymitis. Features include fever, sudden pain in the scrotum, rapid enlargement of one side of the scrotum and marked tenderness of the spermatic cord. Pain is relieved by elevating the scrotum.
The following list of conditions have 'Penis discharge' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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