What causes persistent painful urination?
Yes, I think it would be a good idea to see a doctor promptly. The doctor will likely start you on an antibiotic that is typically used for UTIs, such as Bactrim DS or Septra DS (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole double strenghth) until the results of the cultures come back. He or she will likely also want to get a sample of the discharge with a swab, to send for culture, before you start the antibiotic (but you should not have to wait for the results to come back to start on one).
Who ordered the blood and urine tests today if you have not been seen by a doctor yet?
Ok, I think it is time to go in to be seen. If you can't get in to see your own doctor quickly, go to an urgent care clinic, but make sure to request specifically to be seen by a doctor (MD) as many are mostly staffed by physician's assistants (PA) or nurse practitioners (NP). It would be best if they can actually swab (with a special sterile Q tip) the discharge, either on the outside of the penis if the discharge can be expressed, or in the outer part of the urethra (the Qtip is much smaller than what you buy at the store so it should not be painful). The swab should be sent for culture. This could be an STI, if you are at risk of STIs, so they may want to treat you empirically before cultures come back.
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