Penile discharge is a condition in which fluid collects in the urethra as a result of a bacterial, viral or yeast infection. The urethra is the tube through which urine and semen leave the penis. Discharge from the penis can be watery and clear, or opaque and cloudy containing pus and even blood.
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We respect your privacy. While urinary tract infections are common in women, with at least 40 to 60 percent of women developing a UTI during their lives, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseasesmen are not immune to these often troublesome and potentially dangerous infections. According to the Urology Care Foundation12 percent of men will have symptoms of at least one UTI during their lives.
Back to Men's health. Smegma is a natural lubricant that keeps the penis moist. It's found on the head of the penis and under the foreskin. It's often related to a build-up of smegma, which can happen if you're not washing your penis regularly.
This discharge usually comes out of the urethra, which runs through the penis and exits at the head. It might be white and thick or clear and watery, depending on the underlying cause. While penile discharge is a common symptom of many sexually transmitted diseases STDsincluding gonorrhea and chlamydiaother things can cause it as well.
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A urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection of any part of the urinary tract. Most infections are lower tract infections and involve the bladder cystitis. They are caused by a variety of bacteria, but the most common organism responsible is Escherichia coli.
Mucus is a thick, slimy substance that coats and moistens certain parts of the body, including the nose, mouth, throat, and urinary tract. A small amount of mucus in your urine is normal. An excess amount may indicate a urinary tract infection UTI or other medical condition. A test called urinalysis can detect whether there is too much mucus in your urine.