Urethral losses indicate to an emission of secretions of different types from the urethra. They are common in men and rare in women. They are usually associated with the presence of infection or inflammation, but they can also be caused by malfunction of the urinary tract.

Depending on the pathology that underlies it, urethral losses may appear in different color (yellowish-white, transparent, lattacee) and different textures. Their presence can be asymptomatic, as well as accompanied by a feeling of burning discomfort that can be present throughout the day and escalating especially before, during and after urination. In some cases, finally, the losses urethral may also be accompanied by other disorders such as pollakiuria (exaggerated increase of the frequency of micturitions, without necessarily increases both the total volume of urine emitted) and nocturia (condition characterized by frequent night urination).


What kind of diseases can be associated with urethral losses?

The following diseases may be associated with urethral losses:

  • Candida
  • Chlamydia
  • Epididymitis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Orchitis
  • Prostitis
  • Urethritis
  • Trauma
  • Trichomonas

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it would always be better to consult your doctor if symptoms persist.


What is the therapy for urethral losses?

Since the medical conditions that are associated to urethral losses are different, to identify a suitable treatment, it is essential diagnose the base pathology and act on this. You should avoid "do it yourself" remedies, that can overlap with the underlying disease. Also other conditions like allergies, irritations and infections can complicate the clinical picture and make it harder to recover.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in urethral losses?

In case of urethral leakage, you should always speak to your doctor.