Urethral Discharge

  • Nelson M. Gantz


The complaint of urethral discharge is responsible for over 1 million office visits to U.S. physicians yearly.1 Urethral discharge refers to secretions passed through the urethral meatus at times other than voiding. The secretions may be described as clear, purulent, or bloody. The complaint of urethral discharge is generally found only in males and is rarely noted in females. The discharge arises from the urethral glands and less often represents prostatic secretions; it is usually associated with dysuria and/or meatal pruritus. Fever and flank or suprapubic pain rarely occur with urethritis and should suggest other diseases elsewhere in the genitourinary tract.


Chlamydia Trachomatis Urethral Stricture Urethral Diverticulum Infected Female Ureaplasma Urealyticum 
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