White Mucus in the Urethral Opening and Jelly-Like Sperm: Must It Be Prostatitis?

Date:2023-10-19 click:0

Anyone who knows prostatitis knows that white mucus in the urethral opening and jelly-like sperm are common symptoms of prostatitis. However, if a man has these two symptoms, can he decide on his own that he has prostatitis? Here, we will do a detailed analysis.


White mucus in the urethral opening refers to the phenomenon of white, sticky or white, transparent fluid coming out of the penis when a man is having a bowel movement or before he urinates. Most cases of leukorrhea are normal physiological conditions. But if it is too frequent, it can be a pathological condition, as described below:

Physiologic Factors: White fluid in the urethral opening refers to prostate fluid mixed with urine. The ducts of the prostate are connected to the posterior urethra, and the prostate may secrete prostatic fluid and receive fluid from the seminal vesicle glands. If these fluids are mixed and discharged to the posterior urethra through the prostate and ejaculatory ducts, they may be mixed with urine to become white fluid. There may be localized White fluid before and after urination, which occasionally occurs as a normal physiological condition.

Pathological factors: If this phenomenon occurs frequently and in large quantities, it may be due to secretion disorders of the prostate's local urogenital system, such as seminal vesicle glands. Localized inflammatory diseases, bacterial infections, etc, can cause dysfunction. These factors can lead to more severe white mucus.

Prostatitis is the leading cause of white fluid in the urethral opening, and the fluid that drips out is prostate fluid. When there are inflammatory symptoms in the prostate, the blood vessels and nerves in the gland are damaged, and their gating action fails, resulting in the overflow of prostate fluid. If the prostate fluid drips out over a long period, it can significantly impact sexual function. 

For the treatment of prostatitis, antibiotics are currently the main therapeutic drugs; patients can take oral traditional Chinese medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill to eliminate inflammation and relieve the phenomenon of white fluid.

Jelly-like sperm is a symptom of sperm non-liquefaction, and patients with this problem usually ejaculate sticky sperm or frozen, flaky, lumpy, or clumpy sperm, which does not liquefy for more than an hour outside the body. Jelly-like sperm may be a normal physiological phenomenon or caused by prostatitis, seminal vesiculitis, etc., which can be targeted to improve according to the cause.

1. Normal Physiological Phenomenon

Under normal circumstances, men's semen will be in white gel when it is first ejaculated. The fibrinase secreted by the prostate gland will dissolve the male semen and cause it to liquefy, so the jelly-like sperm is a normal phenomenon and does not require special treatment.

2. Prostatitis

Prostatitis is related to pathogen infection, long-term alcoholism, and other factors, which will enlarge the prostate and will also cause the proteolytic enzymes or fibrinolytic enzymes to be impaired, easily leading to the discharged sperm to be in the form of jelly and accompanied by frequent urination and painful urination symptoms. 

Patients can be treated with medications such as Prozac tablets, Levofloxacin Hydrochloride capsules, Doxazosin Mesylate tablets, etc., under the guidance of a doctor. They can also choose traditional Chinese medicines that clear away heat, detoxify the body, and induce diuresis for treating stranguria, such as Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill to eliminate the symptoms.

3. Seminal Vesiculitis

It is usually caused by bacterial infection. After having the disease, the quality of the sperm of patients will be reduced, and the coagulation factor secreted by the seminal vesicles will be increased, causing the semen to coagulate, thus resulting in the symptom of jelly-like sperm. The disease may also affect normal fertility. 

Patients can take amoxicillin capsules, cefuroxime tablets, penicillin V potassium tablets, and other medications under the guidance of doctors. In addition to this, there may be orchitis, epididymitis, prostate cancer, and other causes.

To summarize, white mucus in the urethral opening and jelly-like sperm may be caused by prostatitis or other reasons. If symptoms occur, patients should be examined in time to identify the cause of the disease and actively cooperate with doctors for treatment. During the treatment period, they should relax emotionally and maintain sufficient sleep, while moderate exercise is also helpful in promoting the recovery of the disease.

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