When the penis is aroused, a small amount of fluid is released from the urethra. This is a normal phenomenon inherent in almost all healthy men. With the development of diseases, the consistency and volume of the lubricant changes. There is an unpleasant smell, pain, or a burning sensation when urinating or having an erection. Such a clinical picture requires special attention on the part of a person, since there is a threat to health.
Discharge in men when aroused
The discharge of excitement in men is called pre-ejaculate. It protrudes from the urethral opening when the guy is aroused. The pre-seed is secreted by the bulbo-urethral glands and Littre's glands, which are located throughout the section of the canal, from the external opening to the neck of the bladder.
Discharge when aroused in men performs the following functions:
- ensure the free passage of semen through the urethra;
- kill bacteria;
- hydrates and removes the acidic environment in the urethra.
The pre-seed can also serve as a lubricant during sex, but in most cases the amount allotted will not be enough for this. The pre-cum is one of the components of semen. It enters the semen during ejaculation, mixes with the semen, which allows you to protect the semen from the acidic environment of the woman's vagina.
Normal amount of mucus
The pre-cum volume directly depends on the degree of arousal of the guy. Maximum concentration is achieved with strong sexual desire.The normal amount of liquid is 5 ml.
Some members of the stronger sex are physiologically incapable of producing lubrication. Lack of presemen during erection reduces the ability to conceive.
A healthy precum has the following characteristics:
- lack of smell;
- lack of lumps or inclusions;
- is neither unpleasant nor painful.
The pre-seed has a cleaning function, so its consistency may vary. A man may observe a clouding of the lubricant during repeated intercourse, poor hygiene or before ejaculation. It will return to normal in 1-2 days. Otherwise, the development of the pathological process should be suspected.
Signs of deviation from the norm
Pathological mucus secretions in males differ from healthy secretions in color, odor and consistency. They are almost always accompanied by unpleasant sensations.
Symptoms indicating abnormal lubrication:
- the appearance of fluid from the urethra during the day;
- the appearance of an unpleasant odor;
- pain when urinating;
- excessive mucus production;
- voluntary release of lubricant without sexual arousal;
- presence of third-party inclusions;
- change in consistency too thick or too thin.
These signs are characteristic of pathological processes that indicate the development of diseases.
Unhealthy discharges in men are divided into types:
|Spermatorrhea||Spontaneous sperm leak without reaching orgasm. The cause of the process is the decrease in muscle tone of the vas deferens. Pathology develops due to chronic inflammation|
|Hematorrhea||Release of bloodstained fat. Appears with lesions of the urethral mucosa|
|Leukocyte urethrorrhea||The exudative phase of the inflammatory process resulting from thermal, mechanical, chemical or viral lesions of the urethral mucosa|
|Mucopurulent||They consist of a small number of white blood cells, serous fluid, and glandular secretions. This mucus is characterized by active formation at night. The man notices the discharge of pus in the morning and yellow spots can be found on his underwear. Mucopurulent discharge appears when the urethra is damaged by bacteria: Trichomonas, ureamicoplasma, chlamydia|
|Purulent||Contains a large number of white blood cells, urethral epithelium, mucus, and serous fluid. They have a thick consistency and an unpleasant smell. They come in the form of drops with a yellow or greenish tint. Evidence of the development of gonococcal urethritis, which is formed against the background of chlamydia and gonorrhea|
The amount of mucus excreted can be either heavy or small. Lean lubrication can be hard to spot. To do this, you need to put pressure on the urethra so that the fluid comes out of the hole. It dries quickly, forming a film on the membrane of the glans penis. The viscous consistency leads to the sticking of the urethral sponges.
Causes of pathological discharge
The release of a lubricant that differs from the norm is in most cases caused by sexually transmitted diseases, but there are a number of other conditions.
Sexually transmitted diseases
When pathological discharge with unpleasant symptoms appears, the development of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) should be suspected. Such diseases develop under the influence of unfavorable microflora, which settles on the mucous membrane of the urethra, external areas and cavities of the genitals, in the glands.
The prostate plays a key role in the production of sperm. It produces a secret, without which the seminal fluid loses its functionality. With inflammation of the prostate, its production increases.
Men with chronic prostatitis may find that when they are aroused, an abundant amount of lubricant comes out of the urethral orifice. This is the secret of the prostate, which has quite a similarity to the precum.
Excessive discharge during excitement may occur with the development of the following conditions:
- inflammatory processes;
- physical or chemical injuries.
The appearance of clear mucus from the urethra can be observed after probing. This fluid is formed as a protective reaction of the body to the resulting microtrauma from the mucous surface.
A copious amount of transparent discharge during ejaculation may indicate the development of infertility.
To diagnose pathologies, not only the visual character of the fluid is taken into account, but also its biological composition. A man needs to see a doctor for an exam.
Can a lubricant fertilize
It is medically proven that male lubricant contains negligible sperm count. There is a small chance of getting pregnant if you pass pre-cum during unprotected sex.
The greatest chance of conception in this case occurs in the middle of the cycle, when the woman is ovulating and the cervix is open. In other situations, the concentration of male germ cells in the pre-seed will be insufficient. They will die quickly in the vagina, apart from the nutrient medium of the semen.
The likelihood of conception is much higher with repeated intercourse when the lubricant contains a fairly large amount of sperm.
To avoid unwanted pregnancies, man is advised to urinate to wash out any remaining semen.