Q. Is prostatitis usually associated with clear discharge from the penis?

Answered by
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
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This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 28, 2022 and last reviewed on: Nov 07, 2022

Hi doctor,

I noticed a clear discharge from my penis about a month ago when I squeezed its head. My partner and I had intense sex with manual stimulation the night before. I felt an immediate burning sensation, almost like a tear, after my last ejaculation. We tested for STDs, performed urine cultures and PCR, and found nothing abnormal. All of the blood work and PSA levels were normal. However, the doctor performed a digital examination and mentioned that the prostate was inflamed but dismissed it. After a week and a half, the problem appeared to be resolved. However, it returned when I resumed sex.

The urologist performed another urine culture, a prostrate examination, a testicular examination, and a renal ultrasound, all of which were negative. Once again, the problem was resolved. However, I am afraid it will return, and I have noticed a small amount again. So far, less than before. I have had serious health concerns that this is cancer, such as penile cancer or bladder cancer. But, on the other hand, doctors did not seem to think so and said to monitor for a couple of months and then return.



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I understand your concern.

It is prostatitis which is inflammation of the prostate. It can reoccur, but it has nothing to do with cancer. I would like to reassure you that penile cancer is a very rare disease. Your symptoms are related to prostate inflammation or congestion, which can occur as a result of sexual stimulation. Cancer has no pain or symptoms. I suggest you take an alpha-blockers tablet Tamsulosin (Flomax) 0.4 mg, once daily for a month, and an antibiotic tablet Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) 500 mg, twice daily for two weeks. In addition, we occasionally advise taking the anti-inflammatory tablet Celecoxib (Celebrex) 200 mg twice daily for a month. You have already conducted many investigations, but if there is any recurrence, you can do a sperm culture before beginning treatment and send me the results.

Hi doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

I have had so much anxiety about something being deathly wrong. I appreciate your listening to my concern and providing me with some peace of mind.



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I understand your concern.

Please do not be worried. I see many patients with the same problem daily. This is simply inflammation and is treatable with no risk to your life.

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