Brown discharge: What does it mean, and what should I do?

Brown discharge: What does it mean, and what should I do?
Published on, 17 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Abdelmajeed Saad and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


 I'm a male. I had unprotected sex about 2-3 days ago, and now I'm noticing brown discharge. It doesn't burn or itch, and I don't have any rashes. What could be causing this?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Brown discharge following unprotected sex can indicate a potential sexually transmitted infection (STI) or prostate-related concerns. One of the common infections associated with this symptom is gonorrhea, which can cause a brownish discharge.


It's crucial to have a sample of this discharge examined in a laboratory for a definitive diagnosis. I recommend consulting with a healthcare provider promptly for a thorough evaluation and appropriate management, as these conditions may require specific treatments. In the meantime, it's advisable to refrain from sexual activities until you've received professional medical advice to protect your health and prevent potential transmission of infections.




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