What is it?

Urethral discharge refers to fluid that leaks from the urethra (the tube that carries urine and semen through the penis). Urethral discharge is often caused by an infection in the urethra, such as:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Sexually transmitted infections

If you have urethral discharge, you may also have other signs and symptoms of an infection, like painful urination, frequent urination, redness and swelling. Your GP will order a test to identify the specific infection so you can get a suitable treatment plan.