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I have air coming out of my penis at the end of urination.

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I have air coming out of my penis at the end of urination. No pain is involved. What is the reason? I have just finished a 10 day round of antibiotics (250mg Metronidazole x 1 and 500mg Levofloxacin x3) for Diverticulitis.
JA: Is the condition chronic, or acute?
Customer: Diverticulitis 2 or 3 times per year.
JA: Is there anything else in your medical history you would like the urologist to know?
Customer: That's about it.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr. Chip

This could be from a prostate gland infection from gas-producing bacteria, or it could indicate a fistula connection between your intestines and your bladder from the diverticulitis.

You need a urinalysis and culture and a ct scan with contrast to determine which is the problem and you may also need cystoscopy if a fistula is detected. That, if it's the problem, would require surgery to repair.

Please let me know if you need any more information