[Question #5014] Quick ngu follow up question.

24 months ago
I just had one more question about NGU.  14 days ago.  Oral encounter.  No symptoms.  
This afternoon I was aroused for a bit and instead of doing anything I just went to lie down.  20 mins later I looked at my penis and there was a good amount of clear precum-like liquid.   I always have a lot of precum before any sexual situation, but seeing that it’s 20 minutes later and I’m just lying down and flaccid, is this concerning as far as NGU?   I’ve read other posts where it says that the discharge would be continuous.  Would that mean like all day long?  

I really value your opinions and the expertise you give.  I am only posting again because of the physical thing that occurred, as I feel like your responses previously really has helped my anxiety more than you could know.  
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
24 months ago
 Back to the forum. On this occasion I will be responding. I have reviewed your earlier interaction with Dr. Hansfield and agree with all that he said including his assessment that the exposure that you are concerned about was very low risk for STI acquisition.   The clear liquid which looked like pre-ejaculate probably was.   To have it appear in the way that you describe following a period of arousal is not at all unusual. My suspicion is that your continuing anxiety over this exposure is what made you notice it on this occasion and that is probably something that you may have had before but that one went unnoticed.   My advice is the same at that Dr. Hatfield has already suggested-no need to modify your normal sexual activities with your wife and no need for testing. 

 I hope that this comment is helpful. Take care. EWH 
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23 months ago
Seeing that today is 16.5-17 days past the events, can I safely assume that NGU symptoms would have shown up by now?  If not, how much longer is reasonable for symptoms to possibly show ?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
23 months ago
Correct, it would be most unusual for NGU symptoms to present this late after an exposure.  It is time for you to move on and stop worrying EWH---