Is Male Discharge Normal

Is Male Discharge Normal?

Male Non-Steroidal Discharge (MND) is one of the most common problems among men. MND is caused by various factors such as: stress, alcohol consumption, drugs use, sexual activity, trauma or other medical conditions. There are many different types of male non-steroidalal discharge. Some of them include: white blood cells (WBC), pus, blood and mucus. The type of discharge varies from person to person. Sometimes it is not painful but sometimes it is very uncomfortable.

The main symptoms of male non-steroidalal discharge are: burning sensation, itching, irritation, swelling and pain in the area around the urinary opening. These symptoms may last for several days or even weeks after urination.

White Blood Cell (WBC) count in urine usually ranges between 100 – 200 cells/ml. WBC count can vary depending upon the age, health status, physical condition and diet. White blood cell count is often found to be higher than normal in patients with diabetes mellitus, AIDS, cancer chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Pus is a natural secretion of body parts and organs. Pus is composed mainly of water and protein. It contains some salts which are not harmful for human beings but they may cause irritation if swallowed or inhaled.

Blood in urine is seen when some blood is visible in the urine. Blood is usually red in colour and it looks like a red cloud or very dark maroon shading. It may be due to many reasons such as injury, infection, cancer, kidney stones or even some other medical conditions.

Mucus is usually yellowish or whitish in colour and it has a thick, gooey consistency. You may also experience pain, burning sensation, tingling, irritation and itching in the area where Mucus is found.


1. Go for medical examination to identify the root cause of your problem and determine its type.

2. Get blood test done to check WBC count and Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN).

BUN is a waste product which is excreted from organs such as liver and kidneys.

3. Use soothing lotions or creams to reduce itching and burning sensation such as calamine lotion or anti-itch creams containing benzocaine, pramoxine, or lidocaine.

4. Use antibiotics to reduce the risk of bacterial infection.

Take painkillers such as paracetomol (acetaminophen) and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to relieve pain and inflammation.

5. Check urine regularly for the presence of blood or pus.

If you find either of them, go for medical examination as soon as possible.

NOTE: Male non-steroidalal discharge may be a symptom of a more serious medical condition. If you experience it, go for medical examination without delay.

Good day my name is Jane and I have been suffering from white discharge in males for the past three weeks and it has already begun affecting my private part of my body. I have visited many doctors but they could not help me and I was directed to some hospitals where they said I needed to carry out some test but I have never gotten them done because their prices are very high and I am a student with a part time job, I can’t afford them. I have used some of the drugs available in the market but none of them has given me any positive results. I really don’t know what to do now, I feel my condition is getting worse and I need help.

Dear reader,

We have for you some home remedies for your white discharge in males which you can use to treat yourself. Other causes of non-sexual vaginitis are listed below along with their treatments.

1. Yeast infection (Candidiasis): Commonly known as thrush, this disease affects the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, genitals and the digestive tract.

The symptoms of this disease include redness and pain in the genital area, chaffing and soreness. This condition can be treated using over the counter medications such as creams or tablets.

2. Chlamydia: This disease is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis and it is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s).

The symptoms of this disease usually occur within 3 to 28 days after contact with an infected partner. The symptoms of this disease include watery greyish discharge, burning sensation during urination and bleeding in between periods in women. If left untreated it may lead to infertility. The treatment for this disease is antibiotics.

3. Ecoli: Ecoli is an infection which is caused by Escheria Coli normally found in the gut.

This disease is most commonly found in females and can lead to complications such as a serious urinary tract infection (UTI). The symptoms of this disease include burning sensation during urination and a very strong smell to your urine. The treatment for this disease includes an antibiotic either by mouth or intravenously.

4. Chancroid: This disease is caused by Haemophilus ducreyi bacteria and it is mostly prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries such as New York, USA.

This disease is highly infectious and can be spread through vaginal, rectal or even skin contact with sores. The symptoms of this disease include genital sores which are very painful, red bumps around the genitals and a burning sensation while urinating. The treatment for this disease is a combination of antibiotic pills and creams.

5. Syphilis: This disease is caused by the Treponema pallidum organism and it has been around for a very long time.

The symptoms of this disease include skin rash, blindness, fever, muscle aches and swollen glands. If left untreated it can lead to paralysis, mental illness and death. The treatment for this disease includes penicillin injections over an extended period of time.

6. Trichomoniasis: This disease is caused by the Trichomonas vaginalis organism and it is one of the most common STD’s in men and women having unprotected sexual encounters.

The symptoms of this disease include a greenish grey frothy discharge, pain while urinating and soreness around the genital area. The treatment for this disease requires you to take prescription pills such as flagyl or metronidazole.

7. HIV: This is a life threatening virus that weakens your immune system making you vulnerable to various life threatening diseases and conditions.

If you suspect that you or your partner has HIV you should seek medical advice right away. The symptoms of this disease vary from none at all to fever, skin rashes, muscle wasting, severe weight loss, mental decline and dementia. The treatment for this disease is taking a cocktail of antiviral drugs everyday for the rest of your life. The treatment may keep you alive for a very long time, but there is no cure.

8. HPV: Human papillomavirus is a group of viruses that affect your skin and mucus membranes such as those in the cervix, genitals, and mouth.

The virus is very common and most people who have been sexually active will contract it at some point in their lives. The virus is known to cause warts. The treatment for the virus is a combination of antiviral pills, topical treatments such as imiquimod or nitric acid and surgical removal of warts.

9. Chlamydia: This disease affects both men and women and it is caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis organism.

It is very common in people who have unprotected vaginal, homosexual or masturbatory contact. The infection may cause pain, burning sensation, excessive discharge and bleeding between periods. The treatment for this disease requires you to take prescription pills such as amoxicillin or doxycycline.

Like with any major problem you should seek medical advice as soon as you can. If you require immediate help please call directory assistance in your area or 911.

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Good luck and be well.

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Responses of the male golden hamster to mixtures of odorants identified from vaginal discharge by RJ O’Connell, AG Singer, F Macrides, C Pfaffmann… – Behavioral Biology, 1978 – Elsevier

Benign galactorrhea/breast discharge in adolescent males probably due to breat self-manipulation by RD Rohn – Journal of Adolescent Health Care, 1984 – Elsevier

Infantile mammary duct ectasia: a cause of bloody nipple discharge by G Stringel, A Perelman, C Jimenez – Journal of pediatric surgery, 1986 – Elsevier

Unilateral bloody nipple discharge in a two-month-old male by C De Praeter, K De Coen, K Vanneste… – European journal of …, 2008 – Springer

Value of mammography and breast ultrasound in male patients with nipple discharge by RM Carrasco, MÁ Benito, ER del Campo – European journal of radiology, 2013 – Elsevier