[Question #3993] Penile discharge/pain
34 months ago
I (27 year old male) had unprotected oral sex (BJ) with a female (no ejaculation in the mouth) followed by protected vaginal sex. Here is the timeline of the events/symptoms:
June 27 - Date of the event
June 28 - Noticed very small yellow discharge from the penis in the morning
This was followed by very small watery discharge here and there for the next 4-5 days until it increased enough to have me a put a paper towel in my underwear
July 5 - Saw a doctor and was prescribed one dose of azithromycin (4 tablets) based on my symptoms under the presumption that it was due to chlamydia. Gave my urine sample that day as well to test for gonnorhea and chlamydia.
July 12 - Test results came back as negative but the discharge increased a bit so I saw the doctor again who took a swab from my urethra to again test for chlamydia/gonnorhea just to double check since my symptoms persisted. He also wrote me a blood test to screen for HIV, Hep C and Syphillis. These results should be back this week. He said it may be a yeast infection but we would wait for the retest results.
July 13 to today - The discharge seems to have peaked where I need to change the paper towel every hour or so and have an increased urge to urinate. The tip of the penis is a bit swollen as well (I'm not circumcised) with a small. When I inspect my penis, the tip is constantly wet with fluid dripping (looks white but shows up as yellow on the paper towel). There is pain/burning when peeing sometimes, but not every time. My penis in general now feels sore to touch and there is discomfort in moving the foreskin front/back.
Between July 13 and today - I also went to the ER (I'm in Canada) since I was worried about the increased/constant discharge and my doctor wasn't available on the weekend. The doctor at the ER suggested that it may be balanitis for which there is a week long antibiotic course I could do but we decided to wait until my second test results were back. He did a quick prostate examination as well and all seemed fine there.
Based on the above, do you have any thoughts on what might be going on?
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
34 months ago