ZocdocAnswersWhat can cause pus to come out of your urethra in a 21 year old female?

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What can cause pus to come out of your urethra in a 21 year old female?

When I squeeze yellowish pus comes out small bump in urethra above vaginal opening

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It sounds like you may have an infection, so please make an appointment with your primary care doctor. Pus is not normal and is usually a sign of an infection. Pus is your body getting rid of the foreign organism. It is possible that you may have a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTI can occur anywhere from the tip of the urethra to the kidneys. People who are suffering from a UTI can have dysuria, which is pain on urination. They can also have abdominal pains if it reaches the bladder. They can also have flank pain if it reaches the kidneys. Women are more prone to UTI's because the urethra is shorter than a man's urethra. It is important to wipe front to back when using the bathroom to prevent bacteria from the colon to enter the urethra or vagina. Another possibility to rule out is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). STD's such as gonorrhea and chlamydia do not always cause symptoms but can present with pus. You should make an appointment with your primary care doctor. He or she can perform a urinalysis to rule out a UTI. They can also do tests with your urine to rule out STD's. Also, remember to use a condom when engaging in sexual intercourse.

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