Urethral discharge, which men notice during sexual arousal, is a normal physiological phenomenon. Nature itself provides it for moisturizing the lining of the penis. However, it is important to pay attention to the color of the discharge during an erection. If they are transparent, then this is considered an indicator of health. In the case of a change in color and consistency and the appearance of pain, we must discuss the pathological changes and the presence of infections.
The health of the genitourinary system can be judged by the external signs of discharge. The initial change in their characteristics determines the degree of pathological processes taking place in the body. The man is able to determine all the signs himself and seek medical help in time.
Isolation in men is different and depends on individual characteristics. For some they are abundant and occur regularly, for others they are rare or not noticed at all. In any case, if a man is healthy, clear fluid is released from the penis after arousal, which is absolutely normal and is not a sign of any abnormalities.
The medical name for erectile secretion is urethrochea. The fluid that comes out of the urethral canal before the onset of intercourse or just before ejaculation is called pre-ejaculate. This mucus performs the necessary function - it neutralizes the acidic environment in the vagina, harmful to sperm. This prepares the necessary environment for fertilization of the ovum.
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 sexual intercourse, but also in the morning, which is associated with an increase in levels of testosterone - the male sex hormone. Spontaneous ejaculation or emission most often occurs in adolescents during adolescence and in men who have not had sexual intercourse for a long time.
A light clear discharge in men comes out during bowel movements. This phenomenon is called defecation prostatitis and occurs due to strong tension of the abdominal muscles.
Natural body secretions:
- smegma- a product of the sebaceous glands, which is produced continuously, localized under the skin of the foreskin. It is washed away during hygienic procedures, otherwise its excessive accumulation becomes a favorable environment for the development of pathogenic microflora, which causes inflammatory processes;
- sperm- consists of sperm produced by the gonads. It 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 flow 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 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 need attention and urgent measures to avoid irreversible consequences.
Allocations of pathological nature are of infectious origin and are not contagious. The former are divided into specific ones that cause sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and non-specific ones that are caused by exposure to harmful microorganisms and bacteria. These include chlamydia, candidiasis, ureaplasma, herpes and others.
Non-infectious causes include allergies, trauma to the urethral mucosa, and narrowing of the ureter as a result of exposure to chemicals.
Such discharge from the urethra occurs at regular intervals and differs in the following characteristics:
- volume - full or drop by drop;
- external manifestations - the color ranges from whitish to dirty yellow or greenish; instead of transparency they become cloudy;
- impurities - traces of blood, purulent stains, mucus clots;
- consistency - liquefied or, conversely, too thick;
- odor - unpleasant rotten or sour.
Depending on the state of the male immune system, existing diseases and the type of infectious agent, the secretions will be different, which helps to determine their nature.
The main cause of white discharge in men is candidal urethritis, which is characterized by the following symptoms:
- sour smell from the urethra resembling yeast;
- leukorrhea of coagulated consistency, covering the head of the penis;
- pain in groin and genital trunk, accompanied by itching;
- discharge during urination;
- irritation in the form of red spots;
- cuts during intercourse.
Said discharge can be observed in mycoplasmosis, ureaplasmosis and chronic prostatitis, which is characterized by a false urge to go to the toilet, incomplete emptying, followed by burning, decreased libido and potency.
Advanced inflammation of the prostate is most often the cause of not only sexual disorders, but also the inability to give birth to offspring.
They consist of mucus, dead epithelial particles and leukocytes, with a yellow or yellow-green color, which indicates the presence of the disease:
- gonorrhea- viscous, foul-smelling discharge that does not stop during the day, burning sensation in the urethra after urination;
- Trichomoniasis- in the initial phase it proceeds without significant symptoms, except for the appearance of a yellow discharge. As the infection progresses, the purulent mucus causes inflammation in the genital area.
Olfactory discharge during erection is a consequence of infection in the genitourinary organs. Neglect of hygienic procedures should not be ruled out. Smegma accumulates and 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, which causes a sharp odor.
The same manifestations are observed in men suffering from diabetes mellitus and metabolic disorders.
Traces of blood in the sperm that are released in the form of red threads are a sign of infection of the pelvic organs. The amount of discharge depends on the duration of the disease. For a long time, the mucous layer collapses, exposing small capillaries, which begin to bleed at the slightest blow.
There are other reasons:
- medical procedures- taking a smear from the urethra, installing or removing a catheter;
- kidney sand or stones- when they pass through the urethra, it is damaged, blood mixes with urine;
- oncopathology- bloodstains appear in testicular, testicular and prostate cancer.
Based on external discharge signs, it is impossible to accurately diagnose. If you suspect pathology, you must undergo an examination, after which, based on the obtained results, the specialist will prescribe the necessary treatment. Then it will be possible to preserve the health of men and avoid irreversible consequences.