Discharge from the urethra in men

A natural physiological process is the allocation of a small volume of urinary channel in men. This is a kind of lubricant, which is obtained as a result of the work of the concentrated glands on the head of the penis. Abundance, heterogeneous consistency and cloudy color are signs of pathological disorders in the urogenital system.

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Changes in color, consistency or amount of discharge from the urethra in men indicate the presence of a disease of the genitourinary system

Normal discharge in men

A whitish or colorless liquid is constantly present on the foreskin of the penis. It may flow out of the urethra gradually with pressure, sometimes spontaneously.

Table "Criteria for normal discharge in men"

Type of discharge Characteristic
Smegma The lubricant is produced by the preputial glands, has the consistency of sour cream, the color is white, sometimes with a yellow or green tint. The secret of the remnants of fat and bacteria prevents the foreskin from rubbing against the head. Abundance depends on age: the largest amount of fluid in adolescence and the smallest in old age (practically absent)
Colorless discharge that looks like clear mucus (libido urethrorrhea) Mucus is produced by the urethral and bulbourethral glands during an erection (when aroused). Their purpose is to lubricate the urethra for the unhindered passage of seminal fluid through it. The amount of secretion is usually small, but may increase depending on sexual abstinence from contact (the less often a man has sex, the more abundant the preeculatory secret - sometimes it drips from the penis). Is it possible to get pregnant from such secretions? Practically not, because they contain too little sperm. But after the eruption of semen, repeated unprotected intercourse can lead to conception
Ejaculation not associated with intercourse (emission) Spontaneous ejaculation occurs in the morning (the highest testosterone blood levels). There is a similar phenomenon during sleep. Pollution is most often observed in adolescents, but it can also occur in adult men who do not have regular sex.
Clear discharge from the urethra (prostorrhoea) The composition of secretions is semen and prostate secretion. Fluid comes out of the urinary canal with strong tension during defecation, cough. Vitreous discharge from the penis also occurs after passing urine - a normal phenomenon

Clouding of the discharge or their acquisition of an unusual shade is the first symptom of urogenital pathologies. Violations can be accompanied by a change in the color of urine, pain in the lower abdomen, discomfort in the genitals.

Causes of discharge from the urethra

Venereal pathogens, non-specific infections, malignant tumors, mechanical damage (injuries, surgical interventions) are capable of causing atypical discharge from the penis. The nature of the discharge from the penis depends on the specific pathology in the genitourinary system.

Inflammatory processes

Foci of inflammation can be caused by a violation of the microflora of the genital organs, caused by opportunistic organisms: staphylococcus aureus, Candida fungus, Escherichia coli. Such bacteria in small quantities are always present on the mucous membrane of the foreskin, and with a decrease in immunity (taking antibiotics for a long time, depletion or hypothermia of the body) they begin to actively develop, causing serious illnesses.

  1. Thrush. This pathology is characterized by white curd discharge with white balls, similar to cottage cheese. The secret is abundant with an unpleasant sour smell. During ejaculation or urination, a man feels a burning sensation in the penis, pain and pain in the groin.
  2. Inflammatory lesion of the foreskindiffers from purulent jelly-like secretions with the smell of rot. At the same time, severe redness and pain appear on the head.
  3. Urethral gardnerellosis. The nature of the secreted fluid is scanty, there is a smell of rotten fish, the color is green or yellow.
  4. Prostatitis. The secreted liquid is cloudy, it appears at the end of urination. In the acute course of the disease, the pathological secret of the penis is abundant, and in the chronic period it is scanty. In addition to the atypical discharge, a man suffers from difficulty passing urine and pain in the groin.
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Nonspecific inflammations are not sexually transmitted. The source of their occurrence is an imbalance of the urogenital flora.

Non-inflammatory diseases

Provoke pathological discharge can be chronic diseases or injuries not only of the genital organs, but also of the spine, nervous system, constant stress.

  1. Hematorrhea- the condition is characterized by bloody discharge without clots. Usually the cause may be mechanical damage (trauma, catheter placement, smear on flora). In this case, the blood secreted without clots and quickly stops. In the case of the exit of small stones, there is mucus with bloody threads from the urinary canal after or during bladder emptying.
  2. Spermatorrhea- involuntary release of semen outside of sexual intercourse or masturbation. The cause of whitish discharge is the weakening of the tone of the seminiferous tubules, the violation of the innervation in them.
  3. Oncological neoplasms in the organs of the genitourinary system. Brown discharge contains blood clots, the consistency is slimy, purulent inclusions are present and a corresponding odor is present.
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With problems in the contractile function of the smooth muscles of the bladder, a benign tumor of the prostate gland, the discharge is white or transparent, liquid and plentiful, but odorless.

venereal infections

The first symptom of STDs is abnormal discharge from the penis. Their nature depends on the specific pathogen:

  1. Foamy, colorless or whitish mucus, containing pus, appears as a result of exacerbation of mycoplasmosis, ureaplasmosis or chlamydia. Especially a lot of plaque on the head of the penis when affected by chlamydia.
  2. A small amount of clear, sticky liquid is a symptom of a chronic chlamydial, mycoplasmosis, or ureaplasmosis infection.
  3. Green or yellow mucus with a strong smell is a sign of gonorrhea. The discharge in this case is sticky and profuse, has a thick consistency. The disease causes great discomfort: the genitals hurt, itch and bake, especially when urinating.


The amount of discharge from the penis, its color and smell can change with neglect of the disease. Often, infections are combined (gonorrhea and trichomoniasis, ureaplasmosis and mycoplasmosis), which aggravate the patient's condition. With unnatural fluid from the penis, you should immediately contact a specialist.

Which doctor should I contact?

An unusual secretion of the urethra, difficult emptying of the bladder, pain in the groin are symptoms that should be immediately taken to the hospital. A urologist deals with diseases of the genitourinary system. After examining the patient and evaluating his complaints, the doctor may prescribe a consultation with other highly specialized specialists:

  • venereologist (if you suspect sexual infections);
  • oncologist (if there are characteristic signs of a tumor process).
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For a definitive diagnosis, a complete laboratory and instrumental examination is required.


The initial stage of a comprehensive examination is a thorough examination by a urologist:

  1. Visual assessment of the condition of the genitals: penis, head and foreskin, perineum. The purpose of the exam is to identify lesions, deformities, seals, inflammation, and the presence of a rash.
  2. Palpation in the groin area. The condition of the lymph nodes, their size, density, skin color is assessed.
  3. Prostate exam. The procedure is performed by inserting a finger into the anus. The goal is to identify seals in the prostate gland and take biological material for analysis.
  4. Collection of secretions from the urinary canal for implantation on flora and microscopy - allows you to identify the source of the disease and understand the degree of the inflammatory process.
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After that, the patient must pass a clinical blood test, if necessary, detailed biochemistry. Hardware diagnostics are also mandatory:

  • Ultrasound of the kidneys, prostate and bladder;
  • CAT scan;
  • urography.


If malignant tumors in the urogenital system are suspected, a man is prescribed a biopsy and a complete histological examination of biological material is performed.

Treatment of pathological secretions

Motley discharge from the urethra of an unnatural color is just a symptom of the disease. You have to treat the pathology that caused changes in the secret of the penis. Based on the type of negative processes in the urogenital system, doctors use several groups of drugs:

  1. Antifungal drugs. They are used for candidal lesions.
  2. Antibiotic agents of the cephalosporin group - are used for gonorrhea, bacterial urethritis.
  3. Long-acting drugs.
  4. Anti-inflammatory antibiotic drugs.

In addition to medications, the patient is given vitamin complexes and immunostimulating drugs.


To avoid the negative consequences of urogenital pathologies, it is important to follow preventive measures.

  1. Respect hygiene. It is important to wash the head of the penis well, pushing the foreskin back to prevent bacteria from multiplying.
  2. Monitor intimate life. Eliminate promiscuity, always protect yourself.
  3. Promptly empty the bladder to prevent excessive distension.
  4. Avoid stress, emotional overwork.
  5. Optimize physical activity: Don't exhaust your body with hard work or excessive training.
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It is necessary to eat right, get rid of bad habits and avoid hypothermia.

Normal discharge in men is clear or white in moderate amounts. The appearance of an unpleasant odor, impurities of pus or blood, a change in the vitreous consistency to curdled, sticky or watery are symptoms of pathological abnormalities in the organs of the genitourinary system. To identify the causes of this condition, you should contact a urologist. After a thorough examination, doctors prescribe the appropriate treatment.