Discharge in men from the penis

Penile secretion should be understood as secretion from the urethra, sebaceous glands, and pathological skin formations. There are 3 types of physiological (normal) secretions and a large number of pathological secretions. If the first incomprehensible symptoms appear in the form of penile secretion in men, then it is necessary to consult a specialist who will be examined and assigned an appropriate treatment strategy.

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Physiological discharge in men

Physiological discharge in men can be represented by libidinal urethrorrhea, smegma, sperm and pollution. The livid urethra is understood to be the secret of a transparent color that flows from the urethra during sexual arousal. In this case, the urethral glands act as a source of secretions. The secretion can be small or significant, depending on the physiological characteristics of a particular man, as well as the length of the period of sexual abstinence. In some cases, the physiological discharge in men may be accompanied by an act of defecation.

The second type of physiological discharge from a man's penis is smegma, which is the secret of the glands located in the skin of the foreskin and glans. As a rule, smegma is excreted in small amounts, and if you follow your daily hygiene procedures, it is easy to remove. In case of violation of personal hygiene rules, smegma accumulates on the skin of the head and between the foreskin leaves, creating the prerequisites for the development of the inflammatory process. In the process of washing the penis, it is necessary to move the foreskin and wash the glans, removing all secretions.

Sperm act as physiological secretions from the penis, which is a mixture of secretions from the gonads and sperm. Its release occurs during ejaculation during sexual intercourse or masturbation. As a rule, semen release is accompanied by sexual release (orgasm). This group of physiological penile secretion also includes wet dreams, which are understood as involuntary ejaculation, usually occurring at night in boys during puberty, as well as in men if they have had prolonged sexual abstinence. The frequency of issuance can vary from once a week to 1-2 times every 2-3 months.

pathological discharge in men

Men can experience pathological secretion from the penis due to various diseases, including inflammation, which can be caused by their own opportunistic flora or sexually transmitted infections, as well as cancer. Also, they can be the result of previous operations and injuries. A distinguishing feature of pathological penile discharge in men is volume, color, consistency and frequency of appearance. The nature of the discharge depends directly on the causative agent of the illness, the severity of the inflammation, the state of the immune system, the "prescription" of the illness, and the presence of concomitant illnesses. In this sense, it is impossible to diagnose, with only one appearance of the secretion.

Discharge in the inflammatory process

In the inflammatory process, a representative of the conditionally pathogenic flora itself (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Candida fungus) acts as the causative agent of the infection, activated as a result of a decrease in the level of human immune defense.

If there is mucopurulent discharge, this may indicate the presence of non-gonorrheic urethritis. The amount of secretion is negligible and mostly appear with a long interval between urination.

In the case of balanoposthitis, the discharge is usually very significant, has a mucopurulent or purulent character, is accompanied by pain in the glans penis, edema and redness of the foreskin.

With the appearance of mucous and mucopurulent secretion, it is possible that prostatitis is present, which is accompanied by tugs on the perineum, decreased urination and potency.

Often, in men, thrush occurs, in which there is abundant discharge of cheese.

Discharge in infections

Discharge from the penis during infections may be clear or mucus-like, thick or watery, and may be shades of green, yellow, or white. Blood clots can often be present in secretions or urine. Discharge from the penis may indicate that the man has gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, ureaplasmosis, chlamydia, mycoplasmosis.

In chlamydia, ureaplasmosis and mycoplasmosis, the mucous secretion is characteristic, with a transparent color, viscous consistency and a small number of leukocytes.

For ureaplasmosis, trichomoniasis and chlamydia, which are in a period of exacerbation, the appearance of mucopurulent secretion is characteristic. With chlamydia, the accumulated secretion "sticks" to the glans penis.

The most common sign of gonorrhea is the appearance of a purulent secretion, yellow or yellowish-green in color, with a thick consistency, composed of urethral mucus, leukocytes in significant numbers and exfoliated urethral epithelium.

In gonorrheic urethritis, there is a significant amount of secretion from the urethra, appearing constantly.

Discharge not associated with infections

A very rare type of discharge is discharge, which is not associated with trauma and the course of tumor processes in the organs of the reproductive system, as well as diseases of the nervous system. Discharges not associated with infection include spermatorrhea, haematorrhea, and prostatorrhea.

With spermatorrhoea, sperm are released from the urethra, not accompanied by an orgasm, which occurs in the absence of sexual intercourse or masturbation.

Hematorrhea refers to the discharge of blood from the urethra.

In the case of prostatorrhea, secretion from the prostate flows out of the urethra.