There are many diseases that can affect the genitourinary system of men. With age the likelihood of development of such diseases is only increasing. Sometimes pathology of organs may be congenital. In any case, no one is immune from the development of these diseases.
Therefore, in case of any changes relating to the genitourinary system, man supposes it is a disease, but these fears are not always justified. As for changes in the quality of urine, sometimes they are completely safe. For example, the color may change due to the use of certain products, and the smell may alter resulting from taking a number of drugs, mostly antibiotics. However, white particles in urine in male are usually quite an alarming sign. The reasons for its occurrence include:
- Inflammation of the urinary system.
- Diseases of the organs of the reproductive system.
- Surgical intervention in the field of genitourinary system.
White particles are traces of protein or blood in the urine. Causes of their increased content may be various. Sometimes particles are formed due to the leaching of white cheesy bloom resulting from candidal balanoposthitis. In any case, to determine the cause is possible only after the professional diagnostic procedures.
Prostatitis is a disease known by many men older than 40 years. Various causes lead to its development, including injury of the pelvic organs, prolonged sitting, hypothermia, STDs, obesity, etc. Considering that at least one of the listed problems is faced by an overwhelming majority of men, the probability of development of prostatitis is very high.
It should be noted that small white particles in urine in males are not the only and not the main symptom of acute prostatitis. To guess its appearance is possible due to a number of symptoms, such as:
- cutting pain in the groin;
- frequent desires to urinate, especially at night;
- pain in the prostate;
- increase in body temperature.
This disease, being an inflammation of the prostate gland, requires the proper treatment. Besides the fact that prostatitis causes severe suffering to man, reduces the quality of life, affects erection, etc., it can lead to more dangerous complications.
This fungal disease can affect the surface of the skin and mucous membranes in practically any area. However, it is most often associated with the genitourinary system. As for men, they have Candidiasis developed chiefly on the glans penis and the foreskin. The symptoms of this disease are familiar to many; due to their specificity it is possible to identify the malady even by visual examination.
However, the first symptoms of candidiasis are not always possible to see. These include white threads in the urine of men, as well as discomfort during morning urination and a slight grayish bloom on the glans penis that looks like traces of dried semen. If at this stage no measures are applied, soon there will be other signs of the disease, including:
- itching in the area of glans;
- burning in the urethra;
- pain when urinating;
- redness of the glans and the foreskin;
- unpleasant smell resembling sour milk;
- white cheesy bloom (it will subsequently take the form of white stringy particles in urine in male);
- various rashes on the glans penis;
- moderate swelling.
Candidiasis is rather treatable, especially if not neglected. The stronger will develop the disease, the more difficult and longer the therapy. If the treatment is started as soon as the first signs have appeared (for example, white threads in the urine), it is possible to do with topical remedies, suppressing fungal activity in several days.
The probability of development of inflammatory process in various organs of the genitourinary system in men is about the same. An example is an inflammation of the urethra – urethritis. This disease can occur for a variety of reasons, from hypothermia to mechanical injury. However, most often it develops because of various genital infections.
Symptoms of urethritis are pain in the pubic area, itching during urination, purulent discharge, and various impurities in the urine. Treatment in this case is simple, but the rejection of it may lead to spread of the inflammatory process and the development of complications. Usually in this case a doctor prescribes antibiotics, vitamin complexes, irrigation of the urethra with various solutions, and a certain diet.