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Penile discharge

Also known as Discharge from penis and Penis Discharge

Penile discharge is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of penile discharge are urethritis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Other possible causes, such as trichomonas infection, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with penile discharge often receive urinalysis, chlamydia test, rectal examination, hiv screen, microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology), culture wound, endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy of the urinary tract and nonoperative urinary system measurements .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with penile discharge include ceftriaxone, azithromycin, doxycycline, metronidazole, nonoxynol 9 topical, permethrin topical, triazolam (halcion), cefotaxime, butorphanol (stadol) and tetracycline .

Ceftriaxone
$172
(7 days)
Azithromycin
$25
(7 days)
Doxycycline
$11
(14 days)
Metronidazole
$29
(14 days)
Nonoxynol 9 Topical

Permethrin Topical

Triazolam (Halcion)
$13
(28 days)
Cefotaxime
$147
(7 days)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
$80
(21 days)
Tetracycline
$5
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for penile discharge include age 30-44 years, sex == male, race/ethnicity = black and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, sex == female almost never get penile discharge.

Age

< 1 years
0.4x
1-4 years
0.7x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
2.8x
30-44 years
1.6x
45-59 years
0.4x
60-74 years
0.1x
75+ years
0.1x

Sex

Male
2.4x
Female
0.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
3.4x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
0.3x
Other
0.5x
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