Zocdoc Answers

Medical questions & health advice by licensed doctors

"My pee is burning, what should I do ?"

ZocdocAnswersMy pee is burning, what should I do ?


My pee is burning and something is coming out my penis


Burning with urination is a problem that should always be looked at by a doctor. in a young man, burning with urination is often due to a sexually transmitted disease or infection such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. Another possible cause is a urinary tract infection, though these are a bit more unusual in men, especially young man. Those are the two most likely cause and there really is not any other cause that is high on the list. I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. Your doctor will test you for a urinary tract infection with a urinalysis and also test you for chlamydia and gonorrhea using a genetic test on your urine. These tests may take a few days to come back. In the meantime, some doctors including myself will treat their patients that have a high suspicion for these infections even before getting the results of the tests. In this case the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea are easily accomplished through the use of one time antibiotics. I usually give my patients a single shot of ceftriaxone and a single pill of azithromycin. This is enough to eradicate the infection. If, a few days later the tests come back negative, then other causes of your symptoms might be explored. If the test come back positive, then you should consider notifying partners that you have had to make sure that they get treated as well.

Zocdoc Answers is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. Medical professionals who provide responses to health-related questions are intended third party beneficiaries with certain rights under Zocdoc’s Terms of Service.