A natural physiological process is the allocation of a small amount of the urinary tract in men. This is a type of lubricant obtained by the action of glands concentrated at the tip of the penis. Vaginal discharge is abundant, heterogeneous and cloudy in color is a sign of pathological disorders in the genitourinary system.
Changes in the color, consistency or amount of discharge from the urethra in men indicate the presence of a disease of the genitourinary system.
Normal vaginal discharge in men
Continuous white or colorless fluid appears on the foreskin of the penis. It can gradually come out of the urethra with pressure, sometimes spontaneously.
Table "Normal discharge criteria in men"
|Smegma||Lubricant produced by the foreskin glands, has a sour cream consistency, white, sometimes yellow or green. The secret of the rest of the fat and bacteria prevents the friction of the foreskin with the head. Abundance depends on age - fluid intake is greatest in adolescence and smallest in old age (actually none)|
|Colorless discharge that looks like clear mucus (lust urethra)||Mucus is produced by the urethral glands and urethral bulb during an erection (when stimulated). Their purpose is to lubricate the urethra so that semen passes through it unimpeded. The amount of discharge is usually scarce, but can increase depending on the degree of abstinence from sex (the less sex a man has, the more pre-ejaculatory discharge - sometimes it comes from the penis). Is it possible to get pregnant from such secretions? Actually not, because they contain too little sperm. But after ejaculating semen, having sex repeatedly without protection can lead to conception|
|Ejaculation unrelated to sex (emission)||Spontaneous ejaculation occurs in the morning (the time when testosterone levels in the blood are highest). There is a similar phenomenon during sleep. Contamination is commonly observed in adolescents, but can also occur in adult men who do not have regular sex.|
|Clear discharge from the urethra (prostorrhea)||The composition of secretions is semen and secretions of the prostate gland. Fluid comes out from the urinary tract with strong straining during defecation, coughing. Vitreous discharge from the penis occurs even after passing urine - a normal phenomenon|
Discharges that are cloudy or they have an uncharacteristic color are the first symptoms of urogenital pathologies. Violation may be accompanied by a change in the color of urine, pain in the lower abdomen, discomfort in the genitals.
Causes of discharge from the urethra
Venous pathogens, nonspecific infections, malignancies, and mechanical damage (trauma, surgery) have the potential to cause atypical discharge from the penis. The nature of the discharge from the penis depends on the specific pathology in the genitourinary system.
Focal foci of inflammation can be caused by a violation of the microflora of the genital organs, caused by opportunistic organisms - staphylococcus aureus, Candida fungi, Escherichia coli. Such bacteria in a small amount are always present on the mucous membrane of the foreskin, and when immunity decreases (long-term antibiotic use, mental exhaustion or hypothermia), they begin to activelydevelopment, causing serious diseases.
- thrush. This pathology is characterized by a curd-white discharge with white, cottage cheese-like pellets. Excessive discharge has an unpleasant sour smell. When ejaculating or urinating, men experience a burning sensation in the penis, pain and tightness in the groin.
- Balanitisother jelly-like discharge with a rotten odor. At the same time, on the head appears redness and severe pain.
- urethral stone disease. The nature of the discharge is little, with a rotten smell, green or yellow.
- prostatitis. The discharge is cloudy in color and appears when urinating. In the acute phase of the disease, pathological discharge from the penis is abundant, and in the chronic period it is scarce. In addition to an atypical discharge, a man also has difficulty urinating and pain in the groin.
Non-specific inflammation is not sexually transmitted. The source of their appearance is an imbalance of the urogenital flora.
Pathological exudative stimuli can be chronic diseases or trauma not only in the genital organs, but also in the spine, nervous system, constant stress.
- hemorrhage- a condition characterized by bleeding without a blood clot. Often, the cause can be mechanical damage (trauma, catheterization, bacteriological testing). In this case, the bleeding does not clot and stops quickly. In the case of small stones that pass out, fibrous mucus comes out of the urinary tract after or during bladder emptying.
- sperm- Unintentional leakage of semen during sex or masturbation. The cause of white discharge is a weakening of the tone of the seminiferous tubules, a violation of their innervation.
- Cancerous tumors in organs of the genitourinary system. Brown discharge containing blood clots, thick mucus, pus mixed with a corresponding odor.
With problems with the contractile function of the smooth muscles of the bladder, a benign tumor of the prostate gland, the discharge is white or clear, liquid and abundant but has no odor.
The first symptom of sexually transmitted diseases is an abnormal discharge from the penis. Their nature depends on the specific pathogen:
- Foamy, colorless or whitish mucus, containing pus, is caused by an exacerbation of mycoplasmosis, ureaplasmosis, or chlamydia. Especially a lot of plaque on the tip of the penis when infected with chlamydia.
- A small amount of clear and sticky fluid is a symptom of a chronic chlamydia infection, mycoplasmosis, or ureaplasmosis.
- Green or yellow discharge with a foul odor is a sign of gonorrhea. The discharge in this case is sticky and abundant, thick. This disease causes great discomfort - the genitals are sore, itchy and burning, especially when urinating.
The amount of discharge from the penis, its color and smell can change when the disease is not noticed. Often, infections are combined (gonorrhea and trichomoniasis, ureaplasmosis and mycoplasmosis), which aggravate the patient's condition. With unnatural fluid from the penis, you should immediately contact a specialist.
Which doctor should I contact?
Abnormal discharge from the urethra, difficulty emptying the bladder, and pain in the groin are symptoms that require immediate medical attention. A urologist deals with diseases of the genitourinary system. After examining the patient and assessing his complaints, the doctor may appoint consultations with other highly qualified specialists:
- phlebologist (if you suspect a sexually transmitted infection);
- oncologist (if there are characteristic signs of the tumor process).
A complete laboratory and instrumental examination is required to make the final diagnosis.
The initial stage of a comprehensive examination is a thorough examination by a urologist:
- Visual assessment of the condition of the genitals - penis, head and foreskin, perineum. The purpose of the examination is to determine the injury, deformity, sealing, inflammation, and the presence of a skin rash.
- Palpation in the groin area. The condition of the lymph nodes, size, density, and color of the skin are assessed.
- Prostate examination. The procedure is done by inserting a finger into the anus. The goal is to identify the seals in the prostate and obtain the biological material for analysis.
- Collection of secretions from the urinary tract for planting on flora and microscopy - allows you to determine the origin of the disease and understand the extent of the inflammatory process.
Next, the patient needs to pass a clinical blood test, if necessary, a detailed biochemical test. Hardware diagnostics is also required:
- Ultrasound of the kidneys, prostate and bladder;
- Computerized tomography;
If malignancy in the urogenital system is suspected, a man is ordered to have a biopsy and undergo histological examination of the entire biomaterial.
Treatment of pathological secretions
Unnatural discharge from the urethra of an unnatural color is only a symptom of the disease. You need to treat the condition that is causing the changes in the discharge from the penis. Based on the type of negative processes in the urogenital system, doctors use several groups of drugs:
- Antifungal drugs. They are used for fungal lesions.
- Antibiotics from the cephalosporin group - used for gonorrhea, bacterial urethritis.
- Long-acting drugs.
- Anti-inflammatory antibiotics.
In addition to the drug, the patient is given vitamin complexes, as well as immunostimulating drugs.
To avoid the negative consequences of urogenital pathologies, it is important to follow preventive measures.
- Hygiene observation. It is important to clean the tip of the penis, pushing the foreskin back to prevent bacteria from multiplying.
- Follow the intimate life. Eliminate promiscuity, always know how to protect yourself.
- Empty the bladder in a timely manner to prevent its overstrain.
- Avoid stress, emotions, overwork.
- Optimize physical performance - don't exhaust your body with hard work or overtraining.
Need to eat in moderation, give up bad habits, avoid hypothermia.
Normal discharge in men is clear or white in moderate amounts. The appearance of an unpleasant odor, impurities of pus or blood, a change in the consistency of the vitreous to a curd, sticky or watery are symptoms of pathological abnormalities in the organs of the system. genital. To determine the cause of this condition, you need to contact a urologist. After a thorough examination, the doctor prescribes the appropriate treatment.