Men may have a discharge from the urethra. This happens at different times of the day, the color and reasons for their appearance are also specific. Separation in men in some cases can cause anxiety, then you should immediately consult a doctor. For example, if bleeding is observed, immediate action should be taken. Do not forget to undergo an examination and the specialist will prescribe appropriate treatment.
The reasons for the appearance of discharge can be different, the symptoms depend on the stage of the course of the disease. When there is a discharge from the urethra in men, self-treatment should not be limited. Taking medication becomes possible only after an examination.
But the discharge of mucus does not always indicate that there is any disease. The following manifestations are considered normal:
- Distributions in men, when excited, appear in a small volume without extraneous inclusions.
- Prostorrhea during defecation, the appearance of mucous viscous clots with streaks during strong straining during the act of defecation.
- Rarely, urethral discharge occurs with strong coughing, exertion, but all of them are scanty, odorless.
Distributions in males can be of different colors. These are nocturnal and abundant secretions with a transparent color, daytime leukorrhea, blood, traces of sperm, pus and many others. Everything depends on the presence of a certain type of disease, stage, reasons for its occurrence.
The composition of secretions is also specific, ranging from cells and blood particles to mucus, pus, and seminal fluid.
Most often, a clear liquid resembling mucus is released, but with the contents of the epithelium, the discharge becomes grayish, their consistency is thick. With a high content of leukocytes, the color becomes yellowish and green, an unpleasant smell of pus is observed. In thrush and other infectious diseases, the color becomes white, the consistency is thick and a characteristic smell is observed. Discharge after urination can vary in volume. If there are a lot of them, there is an unpleasant smell, cramps, burning, then you should immediately go to the hospital.
White discharge from the urethra
White discharge may be observed during urination and at other times. If they are accompanied by a strong and sharp burning sensation, pain, itching, then these are signs of an inflammatory process. When urinating or during the rest of the day, a white discharge appears in such diseases:
- Ureaplasmosis is sexually transmitted, the causative agent is a special unicellular organism called ureaplasma.
- Mycoplasmosis is an infectious, quite common disease, the causative agent of which is an organism that is in an intermediate state between a virus and a bacterium. White discharge after or during urination may be accompanied by itching or burning.
- Chlamydia is an infectious disease that is sexually transmitted, to determine, a pap smear is not enough, it is necessary to take a blood test. The disease itself can be newly acquired or chronic, it is not amenable to treatment, only supportive therapy, drugs to eliminate the main symptoms are prescribed. The causative agent is chlamydia.
White discharge in the morning and at other times of the day may be a sign that a rather dangerous disease is developing - prostatitis. Serious and long-term treatment is needed here, and the discharge itself can appear before and after urination, the process of urination itself becomes difficult, and sex life is reduced to nothing.
If left untreated, the consequences of the disease can be dangerous, up to the appearance of male infertility. This scenario is far from always observed, but if the disease is started, ignored and personal hygiene is not observed, the consequences can be catastrophic.
Transparent secretion in inflammatory processes
In infectious diseases, completely different fluids can be released, their color and composition depend on the form of the disease. For example, during venereal diseases is observed:
- Profuse discharge of mucus and pus from the urethra, which may be accompanied by itching. This situation occurs if gonorrhea is diagnosed.
- Transparent discharge from the urethra, mucous membrane, is rarely observed in a disease such as chlamydia.
- With trichomoniasis, there are no clear secretions, often a person does not even know about the development of such a disease for a long time until he is examined.
If there is purulent, too abundant and frequent clear discharge from the urethra, blood, white liquid, then you should immediately contact a specialist. If the released secret becomes too frequent, there is a burning sensation, an unpleasant smell, then there may be suspicions of epididymitis, prostatitis, orchitis, etc. The doctor prescribes treatment only after receiving the results of the examination of men, establishing the causes of the disease. In this case, it is necessary to strictly follow all appointments and recommendations, personal hygiene will play an important role.
If during urination in men in the morning or only during the day secretions with blood or pus are detected, it is necessary to consult a doctor for diagnosis. The examination process includes examination of the urethral canal. It is checked whether there are manifestations of mucus, blood. Sometimes the patient's partner is also tested to rule out infection in both. In the clinic, the following methods are used to study the discharge from the urethra:
- Examination of a smear obtained during examination using a microscope.
- Carrying out a special bacteriological inoculation of the sample taken.
- Performing an antibiogram.
These measures help to determine exactly what kind of discharge is observed during urination, what is the composition of the liquid. It is necessary to conduct a comprehensive study that will allow you to get the most complete picture. During consultations, it is important to find out what are the reasons for the discharge, whether such a situation has been observed before, with what frequency, whether there were accompanying symptoms, for example, pain and bleeding during urination. The performed diagnostics will allow to draw up a complete picture of the disease, which means that an appropriate treatment will be chosen.
Treatment: what to do?
Treatment of discharge in men largely depends on the type of disease that caused their appearance. In some cases, when everything is within normal limits, treatment is not prescribed.
For infectious and other diseases, an examination is already required, after which the doctor chooses how to treat the pathology. In any case, it is impossible to slow down, if you do not start treating the disease that causes the discharge in time, then the condition will go into a chronic stage, and this is dangerous.
It is also possible to prevent discharge from the urethra, for this it is enough to monitor your health, observe the rules of hygiene, avoid promiscuity, hypothermia. But self-control will also be useful, if any fluid is released from men that is not normal, you should consult a doctor. It should be remembered that in a normal state, blood, pus, white liquids that have an unusual shade, smell and texture cannot be released from the urethra in men.
If a person has fluid secreted from the urethra, then it is impossible to delay the visit to the hospital. When the discharge does not meet the norm, it is necessary to undergo an examination, after which the supervising specialist will prescribe the necessary measures. If the disease begins, it will quickly go into a chronic stage and this is fraught with complications, other pathologies can develop, up to infertility.