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Urethral (penile) discharge in men is a sexually transmitted infection. Important causes are gonorrhea and chlamydia. Our emphasis in this post would be on gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrheae. Symptoms occur within 7 days of exposure (via sexual contact with an infected individual). The main symptom is that of urethral discharge that is much in quantity and purulent (that is, appearing like pus). A swab of the discharge, along with a urine sample, is necessary for accurate diagnosis. Treatment is with antibiotics, usually parenteral (intramuscular or intravenous). It

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