The discharge from the urethra, which men notice during sexual arousal, is a normal physiological phenomenon. It is provided by nature itself to hydrate the lining of the penis. However, it is important to pay attention to the color of the discharge during erection. If they are transparent, this is considered a health indicator. In the case of a change in color and consistency and the appearance of pain in this case, we must talk about pathological changes and the presence of infections.
The state of health of the genitourinary system can be judged by the outward signs of discharge. The initial change in their characteristics determines the degree of the pathological process that takes place in the body. A man is able to determine all the signs on his own and seek medical help in time.
Allowances for men are different and depend on individual characteristics. For some they are abundant and occur regularly, for others they are rare or not at all noticed. In any case, if a man is healthy, a clear liquid is released from the penis when aroused, which is completely normal and does not sign any abnormalities.
The medical name for an erectile secretion is urethrorhea. The fluid that emerges from the urethral canal before the start of intercourse or just before ejaculation is called pre-ejaculation. This mucus performs the necessary function - it neutralizes the acidic environment in the vagina, which is harmful to semen. This prepares the environment necessary for the fertilization of the egg.
The pre-ejaculate contains active sperm, and even after shallow penetration, fertilization of the egg can occur.
The secretion of secretory fluid occurs not only before intercourse, but also in the morning, which is associated with an increase in the level of testosterone - the male sex hormone. Spontaneous ejaculation, or emission, occurs most often in adolescents as they grow older and in men who have not had sex for a long time.
Slight transparent discharge in men occurs during bowel movement. This phenomenon is called defecation prostatorrhea and occurs due to the strong tension of the abdominal muscles.
Natural body secretions:
- smegma- a product of the sebaceous glands, produced continuously, located under the skin of the foreskin. It is washed during hygienic procedures, otherwise its excessive accumulation becomes a favorable environment for the development of pathogenic microflora, which provokes inflammatory processes;
- semen- consists of sperm produced by the sex glands. Begins to stand out during ejaculation during sexual release. The ejaculate is white, viscous and thick. The absence of ejaculation during intercourse or, conversely, the spontaneous discharge of semen without any effect indicates diseases of the genitourinary organs.
The male reproductive system is a complex mechanism, an important part of which is the discharge during erection, which in turn is divided into two types: physiological and pathological. If the former are considered the norm, and at the same time the patient does not need medical intervention, the latter require special attention and urgent measures to avoid irreversible consequences.
Allowances of a pathological nature are of infectious and non-infectious origin. The former are divided into specific ones, which are caused by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and non-specific ones, which occur when exposed to harmful microorganisms and bacteria. These include chlamydia, candidiasis ureaplasma, herpes, and others.
Non-infectious causes include allergies, trauma to the mucous membrane of the urethral canal, and stricture of the ureter as a result of exposure to chemicals.
Such urethral discharge occurs with a constant frequency and differs in the following ways:
- volume - a lot or drip;
- external manifestations - the color varies from a whitish shade to dirty or greenish yellow; instead of transparency, they become cloudy;
- impurities - streaks of blood, purulent spots, clots of mucus;
- consistency - liquefied or, on the contrary, too thick;
- odor - putrid or sour unpleasant.
Depending on the state of the male immune system, existing diseases and the type of infectious agent, the secretions will be different, which makes it possible to determine their nature.
The main cause of white discharge in men is candidiasis urethritis, which is characterized by the following symptoms:
- sour yeasty odor coming from urethra;
- leucorrhea of curdled consistency, covering the head of the penis;
- pain in the groin and genitals, with itching;
- discharge during urination;
- irritation in the form of red spots;
The indicated discharge can be observed in mycoplasmosis, ureaplasmosis and chronic prostatitis, characterized by false urge to go to the toilet, incomplete emptying, accompanied by a burning sensation, decreasedlibido and potency.
Advanced inflammation of the prostate is most often the cause not only of sexual disorders, but also of the inability to have offspring.
They consist of mucus, dead particles of the epithelium and leukocytes, a yellow or yellow-green tint is characteristic, which indicates the presence of diseases:
- gonorrhea- viscous, foul-smelling discharge that does not stop throughout the day, a burning sensation in the urethra after urinating;
- Trichomoniasis- at the initial stage it proceeds without significant symptoms, except for the appearance of a yellow discharge. As the infection progresses, the pus-like mucus causes inflammation in the genital area.
The foul-smelling discharge during an erection is due to infection of the genitourinary organs. Failure to follow hygienic procedures should not be ruled out. Smegma, by accumulating, becomes a favorable environment for harmful bacteria. Their rapid reproduction leads to inflammation of the head of the male organ and the skin under the bridle, causing a pungent odor.
The same manifestations are observed in men with diabetes mellitus and metabolic disorders.
Streaks of blood in the semen, which is released as red threads, is a sign of an infection of the pelvic organs. The amount of discharge depends on the duration of the disease. With a long time, the mucous layer collapses, exposing small capillaries, which at the slightest impact begin to bleed.
There are also other reasons:
- medical procedures- taking a smear from the urethra, placing or removing a catheter;
- sand or kidney stones- when they pass through the urethra, it is damaged, blood mixes with urine;
- oncopathology- bloody spots appear in testicular, testicular and prostate cancer.
Based on the external signs of discharge, it is impossible to accurately diagnose. If you suspect a pathology, you need to undergo an examination, after which, depending on the results obtained, the specialist will prescribe the necessary treatment. It will then be possible to preserve human health and avoid irreversible consequences.