Whilst discharge coming from your penis may be alarming, there isn’t necessarily a need to panic. There are several other reasons why discharge may occur, other than STIs. However, if you are at risk of an STI, it is always a good idea to get tested. Unusual discharge could indicate a need to visit a sexual health clinic.
There are a number of possible explanations for penile discharge:
In many people, STIs will show no symptoms. However, if you are experiencing unusual discharge, it is important to get tested for the following STIs, for which symptoms may include:
Unusual discharge coming from your penis could be a sign of any of the above. If you are concerned about your sexual health, an STI test is a good place to start. This way you can ensure that your health is protected and that you are treating the right problem effectively.
If you suspect that you have urethritis, testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Mycoplasma is important, since urethritis is associated with the bacteria which causes these STIs. The viruses which cause Herpes and HPV/Genital Warts can also lead to the development of urethritis, so getting tested for these is also recommended.
 Healthline: Is Male Discharge Normal?
 Healthline: Urethritis
 WebMD: What is Mycoplasma Genitalium?
 CDC: Trichomoniasis
 Healthline: Everything You Should Know About UTIs in Men
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