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What causes gritty, white discharge during urination?

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Posted on Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Question: Hi. Occasionally, 2 to 3 times a month, I get a gritty, white discharge when i urinate. The opaque, white grit usually flows out when I first urinate. Occasionally some pain, burning sensation from the tip of the penis.
I am negative for sexually transmitted infections - Oct/14
Is this a sign of calcium in my kidneys, bladder.
I am 52 years old.
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need urinalysis/sedimentation check

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I am glad that you have been tested and do not have any sexually transmitted infections as that is the most common cause for penile discharge in men. It could be that you have something going on in your kidneys or bladder like infection or possibly small kidney stones (the calcium you mentioned). It would be good to have your doctor check your urine for infection and to look at the urine sediment for calcium and other crystals. In the meantime make sure you are drinking plenty of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol as they are dehydrating. I hope this is helpful to you and thank you for using HCM.
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What causes gritty, white discharge during urination?

Brief Answer: Need urinalysis/sedimentation check Detailed Answer: Hello. I am glad that you have been tested and do not have any sexually transmitted infections as that is the most common cause for penile discharge in men. It could be that you have something going on in your kidneys or bladder like infection or possibly small kidney stones (the calcium you mentioned). It would be good to have your doctor check your urine for infection and to look at the urine sediment for calcium and other crystals. In the meantime make sure you are drinking plenty of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol as they are dehydrating. I hope this is helpful to you and thank you for using HCM.