Discharge from the penis is one of the most common complaints where men seek help from a urologist. After interviewing and examining the patient, the doctor may order additional examinations to make an accurate diagnosis. Modern medical methods make it possible to immediately detect the cause of pathological discharge and select the optimal therapeutic regimen, taking into account all the features of the course of the disease.
Discharge from the penis is a collective term that combines discharge from the urethra, discharge from the sebaceous glands (located at the head of the penis) and discharge from pathological skin formation.
The whiteness that arises from the penis actually comes from various parts of the genitourinary system. The secretions produced can come out of the urethra, sebaceous glands or pathological formations on the skin. Some discharge is habitual, for example, excretion in men during sexual arousal, while others are considered a sign of disease. The doctor will be able to distinguish the norm from the pathology after a complete examination of the patient.
Physiological release variants from the penis:
This term hides the physiological discharge from the urethra (urethra) during emergence. Secretions are secreted by glands located in and around the urethra (paraurethral and bulbourethral glands). The secretions formed maintain an alkaline environment in the urethra, good for sperm progression. Libidous urethrorrhea occurs only in men of reproductive age. In old age, the urethral gland atrophy, and its secretion stops.
The amount of release during sexual stimulation varies and depends on the individual characteristics of the organism. Normal secretion of the urethral glands is transparent, mucus, without pus or blood impurities. A significant increase in the amount of discharge requires consultation of a urologist.
Important things:simultaneously with the secretion of the urethral glands in the physiological urethra, it is possible to release a number of spermatozoa. With unprotected sexual intercourse, this can lead to conception of a child without additional ejaculation during orgasm.
Sperm is a mixture of prostate secretions and sperm. Usually, ejaculation is thick, white, without impurities.
Sperm are released during ejaculation during intercourse or during masturbation. It is possible to release a small amount of sperm during ejaculation - voluntary ejaculation at night.
Contamination is the accidental eruption of semen in men, which is common.
Discharge occurs in boys after the age of 14 and is one of the signs of puberty.
The appearance of discharge in men after prolonged abstinence is not excluded.
Smegma is a secretion secreted by the foreskin and penile glands. Fresh smegma is grayish white, turning yellow over time. Subject to intimate hygiene, the amount of smegma will be small. Significant accumulation of smegma was noted with inadequate self -treatment. Such discharge can be mistaken for a symptom of the disease, and also leads to the development of inflammatory processes (balanitis and balanoposthitis).
Vaginal discharge from the penis is normal and does not require treatment. The following changes deserve attention:
- an increase in the amount of emissions;
- changes in consistency (discharge becomes too thin or thick);
- color changes to yellow, yellow-green, brown;
- appearance of blood stains;
- occurrence of unpleasant sensations: itching, burning, pain in the intimate area;
- dysuria, or violation of urination (increased frequency, false urge to empty the bladder, urinary retention, pain or burning sensation when urinating).
The appearance of these symptoms indicates the pathological nature of the discharge and requires mandatory consultation of a urologist.
Various diseases can be the cause of pathological discharge. Infections of the genital tract and urinary system, foreign bodies, trauma, tumors - all this can lead to an increase in the amount of secretions, discoloration or consistency. It is quite difficult to make a diagnosis based on the type of discharge alone. If you experience unexplained symptoms, you must see a doctor.
Variants of pathological discharge from the penis:
Excessive, stringy and thick, clear or milky white discharge from the penis indicates the development of an infection. Similar symptoms are typical for chronic chlamydial infections, mycoplasma and ureaplasma, trichomoniasis. Symptoms of other diseases (itching, burning, disurik phenomenon) are mild or absent.
Transparent mucus discharge from the penis can be a sign of pathological conditions such as:
- Spermatorrhoea- release of sperm without sexual arousal, without erection and orgasm. The cause of spermatorrhea is a decrease in the tone of the muscles of the vas deferens due to inflammation or birth disorders. In the study, spermatozoa were detected in the material.
- Prostatorrhea- spontaneous secretion of prostate secretions. It occurs with inflammation of the prostate gland and the appearance of tumors.
Thick yellow and yellow-green discharge occurs in many venereal diseases (including gonorrhea). Pus is a group of dead cells of the urethral epithelium, mucus and a large number of white blood cells. In the acute stage, there is itching and burning in the intimate area, discomfort during urination. An increase in body temperature is possible. If the infection transitions to the bladder and the development of cystitis, the phenomenon of disurik appears in the form of frequent and painful urination or urinary retention.
The volume of blood expelled from the urethra can vary: from a slight secretory staining in brown or pink to obvious bleeding. The cause of the appearance of blood can be trauma to the urethra or bladder (including when a foreign body enters or performs careless instrumental diagnostics) Bleeding discharge is a common sign of neoplasms of the prostate, urethra and other organs in the urogenital area.
What to do?
The appearance of suspicious discharge from the testicles to consult a urologist. Many diseases of the genitals and urinary system are similar to each other, and it is impossible to diagnose yourself. Often, the disease does not occur at all, and only a doctor can understand the various symptoms. Do not postpone a visit to a specialist and hope that the problem will be solved by itself in a magical way.
On the first visit, the doctor always asks about the complaint, examines the patient and picks up material for research. The doctor's further action will depend on the results obtained. Based on the results of the examination, the optimal therapy scheme is selected, which allows you to get rid of unpleasant symptoms and restore health.
Discharge from the penis is a symptom that occurs in a variety of diseases from infections to oncology. Self -medication for unexplained disposal is not permitted. Uncontrolled medication intake or the use of traditional medical techniques can exacerbate the course of the disease and lead to unfavorable outcomes. Trust your health to a professional. Adhering to all the recommendations of the doctor will help prevent complications and speed up recovery.