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Pus-looking Fluid Leak From Where You Pee Symptoms & Causes

Understand pus-looking fluid leak from where you pee symptoms, including 3 causes & common questions.

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3 Possible Pus-Looking Fluid Leak From Where You Pee Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced pus-looking fluid leak from where you pee. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Urethritis

Urethritis is an infection of the urethra, which drains urine out of the body from the bladder. The urethra may be involved alone or with other structures in an overall urinary tract infection.

Urethritis is not a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in itself, but the same bacteria and viruses that cause STDs can also infect the urethra. Another common cause is the E.coli bacteria, found in feces.

Most susceptible are sexually active women, but anything that allows bacteria (especially E. coli) to travel into the urinary tract can cause an infection.

The most common symptoms are burning on urination and a cloudy discharge.

Diagnosis is made through urine test and a swab taken from the urethra. A urethritis patient should be tested for sexually transmitted diseases as well.

Treatment involves antibiotics, if the urethritis is caused by bacteria. Taking cranberry supplements can also be helpful, as long as the patient is not also taking the blood thinner called warfarin.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: painful urination, penis pain, fluid leaking, pink/blood-tinged urine, cloudy urine

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Gonococcal urethritis

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a germ (bacterium) called the gonococcus. This bacterium is spread by sexual contact, or through transmission during childbirth, and causes inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that passes urine.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: painful urination, fluid leaking, spontaneous testicle pain, redness at the tip of the penis, testicular swelling

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Chlamydia (male)

Chlamydia in men is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. The disease is caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria.

A man can get chlamydia through having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected partner, either male or female.

Symptoms of chlamydia in men include discharge from the penis; burning sensation on urination; and sometimes pain and swelling in the testicles. The disease can spread to the rectum and cause rectal pain, bleeding, and discharge. It may affect the eyes and cause bacterial conjunctivitis.

It is important to get treatment for these symptoms, as chlamydia in men can lead to sterility. It also leaves a person more susceptible to contracting HIV.

Diagnosis is made through urine test and/or a swab from the end of the penis.

Treatment involves a course of antibiotics, usually by mouth, to kill the bacteria. Be sure to finish all of the medication as directed.

It is possible to be re-infected with chlamydia even after having the disease, so it still very important to practice safe sex.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: testicle pain, sudden urgency to urinate, painful urination, frequent urination, fluid leaking

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pus-Looking Fluid Leak From Where You Pee

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Are you sexually active?
  • Have you noticed any changes in the color of your urine recently?
  • Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Do you notice anything going on with your testicles or scrotum?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Pus-Looking Fluid Leak From Where You Pee Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced pus-looking fluid leak from where you pee have also experienced:

  • 21% Painful Urination
  • 8% Penis Pain
  • 6% Redness At The Tip Of The Penis

People who have experienced pus-looking fluid leak from where you pee were most often matched with:

  • 33% Urethritis
  • 33% Gonococcal Urethritis
  • 33% Chlamydia (Male)

People who have experienced pus-looking fluid leak from where you pee had symptoms persist for:

  • 45% Less than a week
  • 20% Less than a day
  • 13% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.