Urethral discharge can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose urethral discharge, we could:
Have you had any form of unusual urethral discharge? In other words, do you have a discharge from the same opening that you pee through?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Minor, in the past only
→ Major, in the past only
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem