Discharge from the urethra, which men notice during sexual arousal, is a normal physiological phenomenon. It is provided by nature itself to moisturize the mucous membranes of the penis. However, it is important to pay attention to the color of the discharge during erection. If they are transparent, then this is considered a health indicator. In the case of a change in color and consistency and the occurrence of pain in this case, we have to talk about pathological changes and the presence of infections.
The state of 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. A man is able to determine all the signs on his own and seek medical help in time.
Allocations in men are different and depend on individual characteristics. For some, they are abundant and occur regularly, for others they are scarce or not noticed at all. In any case, if a man is healthy, a clear liquid is released from the penis when aroused, which is absolutely normal and not a sign of any abnormalities.
The medical name for an erection secretion is urethrorhea. The fluid that emerges from 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, which is harmful to sperm. This prepares the necessary environment 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 sexual 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, most often occurs in adolescents during growing up and men who have not had sex for a long time.
Slight transparent discharge in men comes out during bowel movement. This phenomenon is called defecation prostatorrhea and occurs due to the strong tension of the abdominal muscles.
Natural secretions of the body:
- smegma- a product of the sebaceous glands, produced constantly, localized under the skin of the foreskin. During hygiene procedures, it is washed off, otherwise its excessive accumulation becomes a favorable environment for the development of pathogenic microflora, which provokes inflammatory processes;
- sperm- 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 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 the discharge during erection, which in turn is divided into two types: physiological and pathological. If the former are considered the norm, and the patient does not need medical intervention, the latter require close attention and urgent measures to avoid irreversible consequences.
Allocations of a pathological nature are of infectious origin and non-infectious. The former are divided into specific ones, which are provoked by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and nonspecific ones, which arise when exposed to harmful microorganisms and bacteria. These include chlamydia, ureaplasma candidiasis, herpes, and others.
Non-infectious causes include allergies, trauma to the mucous membrane of the urethral canal, and narrowing of the ureter as a result of exposure to chemicals.
Such urethral discharge appears at a constant frequency and differs in the following ways:
- volume - a lot or drop by drop;
- external manifestations - the color ranges from a whitish shade to dirty yellow or greenish; instead of transparency they become cloudy;
- impurities - blood streaks, purulent blotches, mucus clots;
- consistency - liquefied or, conversely, too thick;
- odor - unpleasant putrid 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 yeast-like odor from urethra;
- leucorrhoea of a curdled consistency, covering the head of the penis;
- pain in the groin and genital trunk, accompanied by itching;
- discharge during urination;
- irritation in the form of red spots;
The indicated discharge can be observed in mycoplasmosis, ureaplasmosis and chronic prostatitis, which are characterized by false urge to go to the toilet, incomplete emptying accompanied by burning sensation, decreased libido and potency.
Advanced inflammation in the prostate is most often the cause of not only sexual disorders, but also 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, burning sensation in the urethra after urinating;
- Trichomoniasis- at the initial stage it proceeds without significant symptoms, except for the appearance of 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 an infection in the genitourinary organs. Neglect of hygiene procedures should not be ruled out. Smegma, 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 suffering from diabetes mellitus and metabolic disorders.
Traces of blood in the semen, which is released in the form of red threads, are a sign of an infection of the pelvic organs. The amount of discharge depends on the duration of the illness. With a long period, the mucous layer collapses, exposing small capillaries, which, at the slightest impact, begin to bleed.
There are other reasons as well:
- 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- bloody blotches appear in cancer of the testicles, testicles and prostate gland.
On the basis of external signs of discharge, it is impossible to accurately diagnose. If you suspect a pathology, you need to undergo an examination, after which, based on the results obtained, the specialist will prescribe the necessary treatment. Then it will be possible to preserve men's health and avoid irreversible consequences.