Penis Discharge – Penile Disorders – How to Tell, Is It Thrush Or Balanitis By Symptoms

Why is there fluid coming out of my penis? Is this gooey discharge like that what women have? I know it’s not semen, so if it is discharge should I be worried? These are just some of the questions men ask when they first experience a problem of this nature with their penis. Some men even go as far as asking if they are going to die. You need to get the idea of dying out of your head. The chances of you dropping dead because you have discharge is very slim.

It’s perfectly natural to be alarmed seeing change of this sort, however, all changes are not bad. There is always going to be an explanation why you have an unhealthy penis and more times than not it’s one you’re likely to laugh off.

Infection is a popular cause of discharge. Thickness and color is what the GP takes into account before making a diagnosis. If unprotected sex is something you do a lot, you can’t rule out an STD. Discharge linked with sexually transmitted diseases usually shows another color other than white.

Men don’t often seek help for this problem, but because it can create problems for them in their sexual relations, and when they urinate, they are left with no choice but to talk to a doctor. But then you have the macho man willing to put up with the discomfort because he is too embarrassed to see a doctor, fearing he’ll get a lady nurse. What’s wrong with that, she is there to make you better. I bet there are times in your private life when you’re seriously busy showing off your manhood to the ladies, so there is no difference? Keeping quiet about the matter in hope things will fix it self is not good. If a genital infection is present it needs treating and gone.

The penis is one of the external structures of the male reproductive system. It is made up of three parts, the root which connects to the wall of the abdomen, the body, or shaft; and the glans penis, which is the cone-shaped end (head). The entrance of the urethra the tube that carries semen and urine is at the tip of the glans penis.

Male Thrush

Isn’t thrush something that affects women only? Apparently not! Men as well as women get yeast infections. Everyone has a certain amount of Candida in their body which is normally balanced by good bacteria so it stays on a low-level and causes no problems, however, if at any point the candida balance is upset there is a risk of developing the yeast infection called thrush. Vaginal thrush is common, but male thrush or penile yeast infection is fast catching up to being just as common.

Thrush is often passed on through sexual intercourse, but your own balance could have deteriorated making you receptive.

Male Thrush Symptoms

Spots on the tip of the penis which after time grow into small lumps

Itchy tip/head

Possible discharge


Slight pain when urinating

Just like some other conditions, male yeast infection doesn’t always show signs to prove you have it. Symptoms can happen and then disappear of their own accord, but have they gone? As a precaution get a yeast infection cream and ask your partner to do the same. Even if the infection is small don’t ignore it, it can still re-infect your partner after being treated.


Male Candida is usually treated with an antifungal cream which is applied twice a day for 7 to 14 days. Ointment for treating male and female thrush include, Clotrimazole, Canesten, and Pevaryl.

Balanitis is inflammation of the skin covering the head of the penis. Symptoms include redness or swelling, itching, rash, pain and a nasty smelling discharge.

This condition is more recognized in men and boys who have not been circumcised (had their foreskin surgically removed), or have bad hygiene. Swelling is likely if under the foreskin is not cleaned regular. Because a tight foreskin can prevent a thorough clean, irritation is common, and so is smell. Odor is likely a result of smegma, which typically accumulates under the foreskin.

If a man is diabetic it increases the risk of him getting this condition. Trapped glucose (sugar) in the urine under the foreskin serves as a breeding place for bacteria. Constant inflammation of the penis head and foreskin can lead to scarring, and possible outcome, tightening of the foreskin (phimosis)..

Particular sex diseases can produce similar symptoms to Balanitis, so see a doctor to be sure what it is you are dealing with. The underlying cause when determined will give the GP a better insight how to best treat the problem effectively. To enjoy life to the full your brain has to be active, as so does your penis!