Discharge during erection in men

In men, during arousal, discharge from the urethra of a different nature is observed. They usually do not cause alarm, as they are of natural origin. But there are cases when the discharge is of a pathological nature and requires medical intervention.

male discharge when aroused

Natural secretion of pre-seminal fluid

In a healthy man, during an erection, a clear liquid is always released from the penis in a small volume. This phenomenon is considered the norm and is not associated with any pathological processes. In medicine, such a natural secretion of secretions during arousal is called urethrorhea, and the fluid itself is called pre-ejaculate.

general characteristics

Normally, such a secret is absolutely transparent and has an average consistency in density. Urethrorhea is observed not only during arousal, but also during morning erection. Outward from the urethra, pre-seminal fluid begins to be released during caresses with a sexual partner and during preparation for intercourse. The same reaction is observed with masturbation. The early stage of intercourse and immediately before the onset of orgasm can also be accompanied by the release of ejaculant. All these cases are natural, and therefore, the discharge of precum should not cause panic.

Such mucus is necessary to neutralize residual acidity, both in the urethra itself and in the vagina. Since sperm simply die in an acidic environment, it is the precum that prepares favorable conditions for them.

Number of secretions

For each man, the amount of fluid secreted in such cases is strictly individual. But the higher the degree of arousal, the more secretion is released. It can be a couple of drops, and quite impressive volumes of liquid, reaching 5 ml. In some men, precum is absent as such. The place of preseed formation is the Cooper and Littre glands. They are located along the urethra and produce a secret, the amount of which increases with arousal.

In such a secret, sperm may be present in an insignificant amount. Therefore, interrupted intercourse does not always guarantee protection against unwanted pregnancy. Of course, there is no sperm in the secretion itself, but the remnants of the semen in the canals inevitably end up in the pre-ejaculate.

Sometimes men are worried about excessive discharge of pre-seminal fluid during an erection. In this case, doctors recommend differential diagnostics in order to exclude prostatorrhea - the release of prostatic 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, semen. Ejaculation is the natural outcome of ejaculation. The semen is whitish and viscous. Sperm consists of the secretion of the gonads and the semen itself. Semen is released, both as a result of intercourse and as a result of masturbation. Such discharge is accompanied by sexual release.

The absence of sperm discharge may indicate serious pathologies and requires a serious examination.

What will tell about pathology

Usually, the presence of discharge during an erection is not associated with pathologies. But in some cases, you should pay attention to deviations from the norm, as evidenced by:

  • unnatural shade of discharge - yellow, green, gray color will tell about pathology;
  • the presence of blood in semen or urine;
  • pus, lumps, or clots in your discharge
  • an unpleasant or nauseous odor emanating from the penis, which may indicate inflammatory, infectious processes;
  • painful sensations or discomfort that occurs during an erection.

It is these unnatural signs that accompany discharge upon excitement that clearly indicate the presence of pathological processes. Itching, flushing, or swelling is also a warning sign. In such cases, a man should not take on self-medication or wait for an independent settlement of the situation. The right decision would be to visit a doctor for a diagnosis.

Types of possible pathologies

It is not easy to assess the state of the genitourinary system using only one discharge. But it is the uncharacteristic secret secreted from the urethra that is a sign of some pathologies. And for certain diseases, it is the presence of specific secretions without the presence of other symptoms that is characteristic.

A man should carefully monitor the quality and amount of fluid from the penis, both during arousal and in normal condition.

With the appearance of nonspecific discharge during excitement, one can suspect the presence of:

  • inflammatory processes occurring in the genitourinary system, which is associated with the activation of the activity of infectious and opportunistic particles;
  • diseases that are sexually transmitted;
  • pathologies of an oncological nature;
  • complications provoked by surgical interventions;
  • consequences of injury and damage.

In such cases, the nature of the discharge may be different, which depends on the type of pathology, and on the characteristics of the organism, the neglect of the disease. It is unrealistic to independently determine the type of deviation. A deep diagnosis will be required, which will help the doctor assess the patient's condition and choose an effective treatment.

It is advisable not to take any medications, especially antibiotics, before visiting a doctor and making a diagnosis. This will blur the clinical picture and will not make it possible to establish the correct diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Hygiene and discharge

We should also dwell on smegma. This is a natural selection. However, in some cases, it can be accompanied by an unnatural smell. This lubrication is produced by the fatty glands located in the head and foreskin.

In fact, smegma is a fat that, in the absence of timely and high-quality hygiene procedures, accumulates and provokes the appearance of unnatural odors. The danger is caused not by smegma itself, but precisely by its accumulation. In the absence of hygiene procedures, a favorable environment is created for the reproduction of microbes and the development of inflammatory processes.

The problem of abundant synthesis of such a lubricant is especially urgent for men aged 16–25 years, when sexual activity has the highest characteristics. With age, the volume of such secretions decreases. When a man is washing his penis twice a day, the smegma is completely removed, and no unnatural whitish plaque is observed with an erection. If necessary, you can use antibacterial soap to remove smegma.

Often, the accumulation of a whitish plaque with a pungent odor is attributed by a man to the release of smegma, while the real cause may be associated with thrush or gonorrhea, chdamidiosis.

It is quite dangerous to ignore any discharge that differs from normal. Since they can be associated with diseases that require immediate treatment and pose a threat to the reproductive system of an irreversible nature.