What other symptoms might occur with penis discharge?

Penis discharge may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition.

Genitourinary symptoms that may occur along with penis discharge

Penis discharge may accompany other symptoms affecting the genitourinary system including:

  • Blood in the semen
  • Bloody or pink-colored urine (hematuria)
  • Difficult or painful urination (dysuria)
  • Frequent urination
  • Itching
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Rash
  • Redness, warmth or swelling

Other symptoms that may occur along with penis discharge

Penis discharge may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache, cough, aches and pains)
  • Itchy skin elsewhere on the body
  • Joint swelling
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Rash elsewhere on the body

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, penis discharge can be a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have penis discharge with any of these serious symptoms:

  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Redness and swelling spreading into the groin
  • Severe testicular pain

What is penis discharge?

Penis discharge occurs when fluid leaks from your penis. Both the thickness and color (milky white, greenish, or yellow) of the discharge may vary. The discharge may result from an infection, including a sexually transmitted infection. Urethritis is the term used to refer to inflammation of the urethra due to any cause, which is often accompanied by penis discharge.

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What causes penis discharge?

Penis discharge can have a number of different causes. Evaluating other symptoms in conjunction with this condition can help a health care practitioner identify the cause.

Sexually transmitted diseases are one cause of these symptoms. Certain sexually transmitted infections cause urethritis (urethral inflammation that may produce pus or discharge), including Read more about penis dischargecauses

Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 7, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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