In men, a different type of discharge from the urethra is observed during arousal. They usually do not cause alarm because they are of natural origin. But there are cases where the discharge is pathological in nature and requires medical intervention.
Natural secretion of preseminal fluid
In a healthy person, a small amount of clear fluid is always released from the penis during an erection. This phenomenon is considered normal and does not involve any pathological process. In medicine, such natural secretion during excitement is called urethrorhoea, and the fluid itself is called preejaculate.
Usually, such a secret is completely transparent and of average density. Urethrorhoea can be observed not only during arousal but also during morning erections. Out of the urethra, during the caresses with the sexual partner and the preparation for intercourse, the preseminal fluid begins to be released. The same reaction is observed during masturbation. The early stages of intercourse and the onset of ejaculatory immediately before the onset of orgasm may also accompany it. All of these cases are natural, so emptying the precum should not cause panic.
Such mucus is required to neutralize residual acidity in both the urethra and vagina. Because sperm are simply killed in an acidic environment, it is the precum that creates favorable conditions for them.
Number of secretions
The amount of fluid selected in such cases is strictly individual for each man. But the higher the degree of excitement, the more secretions are released. It can be a few drops and a fairly impressive amount of liquid, reaching 5 ml. Some men lack precum as such. The site of progenitor formation is the Cooper and Littre glands. They are located along the urethra and produce a secret, the amount of which increases with excitement.
In such a secret, sperm may be present in insignificant amounts. Therefore, interrupted intercourse does not always guarantee protection against unwanted pregnancies. There is, of course, no sperm in the secretion itself, but the remnants of the sperm in the ducts inevitably end up in the progenitor.
Sometimes men are concerned that the fluid in the fetus is excessively drained during an erection. In this case, doctors recommend a differential diagnosis to rule out prostate cancer, the release of prostate juice during urination or defecation.
Natural sperm production
The second type of natural fluid that is released from the penis as a result of an erection is, of course, sperm. Ejaculation is a natural consequence of ejaculation. Sperm are whitish and viscous. Sperm consists of the secretions of the gonads and the sperm itself. Sperm are released as a result of both intercourse and masturbation. Such discharge is accompanied by sexual release.
Lack of sperm secretion can indicate severe pathologies and requires serious investigation.
What will he say about pathology
Usually, discharge during an erection is not associated with pathologies. But in some cases, deviations from the norm must be observed, as evidenced by:
- unnatural shade of discharge - yellow, green, gray tells the pathology;
- the presence of blood in semen or urine;
- pus, lumps or blood clots in the secretions
- an unpleasant or nauseating odor from the penis that may indicate inflammatory, infectious processes;
- painful or uncomfortable feelings that occur during an erection.
These unnatural signs, which accompany discharge during arousal, clearly indicate the presence of pathological processes. Itching, flushing or swelling is also a warning sign. In such cases, the man should not undertake self-medication or wait for the situation to resolve itself. The right decision would be to see a doctor for a diagnosis.
Types of possible pathologies
It is not easy to assess the condition of the urogenital system with a single discharge. But an uncharacteristic secretion selected from the urethra is a sign of certain pathologies. And for certain diseases, the presence of specific secretions is typical without the presence of other symptoms.
The man should pay close attention to the quality and quantity of fluid from the penis, both during arousal and in the normal state.
If a non-specific discharge occurs during excitement, the following are suspected:
- inflammatory processes in the urogenital system associated with activation of the activity of infectious and opportunistic particles;
- sexually transmitted diseases;
- pathologies of an oncological nature;
- complications from surgery;
- consequences of injuries and damage.
In such cases, the nature of the secretion may be different, depending on the type of pathology and the characteristics of the body, the neglect of the disease. It is unrealistic to determine the type of deviation on its own. A deep diagnosis will be needed to help the doctor assess the patient’s condition and select an effective treatment.
It is not advisable to take any medication, especially antibiotics, before visiting the doctor and making a diagnosis. This obscures the clinical picture and does not allow a correct diagnosis to be made and appropriate treatment to be prescribed.
Hygiene and discharge
We also have to deal with smegma. This is a natural selection. However, in some cases it may be accompanied by an unnatural odor. This lubrication is produced by the sebaceous glands in the head and foreskin.
In fact, smegma is a fat that accumulates over time and in the absence of good quality hygiene procedures and triggers the appearance of unnatural odors. The danger is not caused by the smogma itself, but by its accumulation. In the absence of hygienic procedures, a favorable environment is created for the growth of microbes and the development of inflammatory processes.
The problem of abundant synthesis of such a lubricant is particularly acute for men aged 16-25 when sexual activity has the highest characteristics. The amount of such secretions decreases with age. When a man washes his penis twice a day, the smegma disappears completely and no unnatural whitish plaque is observed during an erection. If necessary, you can use antibacterial soap to remove smegma.
It often happens that the accumulation of whitish, pungent-smelling plaque is attributed by a man to the release of smegma, while the real cause can be attributed to thrush or gonorrhea, chdamidiosis.
It is quite dangerous to ignore abnormal discharges. Because they can cause diseases that require immediate treatment and pose an irreversible threat to the reproductive system.