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How to tell the difference between gonorrhea and chlamydia penis discharge?

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Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
STI: Just by visually examining the discharge will not tell you which STI is which. You really need to have the appropriate tests done to differentiate between the two as treatment is different for these diseases. Check with your doctor or the clinic.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Color but B careful: Gonorrhea is usually yellow to greenish. Chlamydia can be clear but may be a bit discolored. May not have any with either. If you are concerned with either, get checked immediately and get treated. There are dire consequences. Sterility being one. Scarring is another. The only way to know is to get checked, cultured and treated. Use condoms! use condoms! use condoms!

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How is discharge different for gonorrhea and chlamydia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Discharges: Chlamydia can cause intermittent vaginal bleeding or a yellowish mucus vaginal discharge with a strong odor. Gonorrhea can cause no vaginal symptoms, intermittent vaginal bleeding or an increase in the woman's vaginal secretions.

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