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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: Penis Discharge!

 winkychik25 - Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:26 am

:oops: My boyfriend experienced penis discharge two weeks after we last had intercourse. It lasted a few days then disappeared on its own. It has been two weeks he has gone without recurrence. What happened? Is it an STD, or could he possibly have encountered something else which caused the discharge? Our relationship and health are at stake! Please Help ASAP![/b]
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Nov 29, 2003 4:32 pm

User avatar Winkychick,
Penile discharge is commonly the sign of a sexually transmitted disease (STD), and requires prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment. There are two main types:
    Gonococcal urethritis: (Gonorrhoea which is an STD)
    Non-gonococcal or non-specific urethritis (NSU).
Causes of NSU are:
    Chlamydia trachomatis (25-60 per cent).
    Mycoplasma genitalium (up to 25 per cent).
    Ureaplasma urealyticum (15-25 per cent).
    Trichomonas vaginalis (17 per cent).
    Herpes simplex (rarely).
Routine tests are not available to detect all of these infections, so the cause of the NSU might not be found. In some patients, no sexual contact has occurred and the symptoms are blamed on irritants, soaps or detergents, but no firm evidence exists to support this theory.

It is essential that sexual contacts of men with gonococcal urethritis and NSU are traced and treated, preferably in an STD clinic. Without treatment of sexual contacts, recurrence is likely and treatment will probably fail. Pregnant or potentially pregnant sexual partners should not be given erythromycin or tetracycline antibiotics (including doxycycline).
 winkychik25 - Mon Dec 01, 2003 3:40 pm

But I first had sex with him unprotected 3 months prior. We're a monogomous couple. Why is he barely getting a symptom of an STD so much later?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Dec 01, 2003 8:04 pm

User avatar winkychick,
I didnt say for sure his symptoms are due to an STD as I outlined there are other causes as well. If it is an STD then he must have caught it within a couple of days from start of the symptoms because that is the usual incubation period.

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