Which physical findings are characteristic of gonorrhea in male?

Updated: Jun 15, 2021
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Look for the following in males:

  • Mucopurulent or purulent urethral discharge - Obtained by milking the urethra along the shaft of the penis

  • Possible epididymitis - Unilateral epididymal tenderness and edema, with or without penile discharge or dysuria

  • Penile edema without other overt inflammatory signs

  • Urethral stricture - Uncommon; more often seen in the preantibiotic era with urethral irrigation using caustic liquids

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