U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A member asked:

is it okay to stop masturbating completely?! does it have any unhealthy side effects? and does the semen calcify and affect the prostate gland?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Sure: There are no unhealthy side effects with this. No, the semen will not calcify and affect the prostate in any way.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
OK but depends on...: Yes, it is OK to stop masturbating but you should know that research shows that men who ejaculate 21 times a month or more have a 33-36% lower risk of prostate cancer! Of course, if you have a lover you can ejaculate often without masturbating, but if not then there seem to be significant benefits to not only masturbating but doing it often- see http://tinyurl.com/prbt39z for details.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Also, it may help to prevent some types of prostatitis. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10226823 and see https://www.hmutx.com/prostatitis.php
Nov 26, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to ingest semen while pregnant?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: Although some STDs can be passed in semen, the semen itself poses no health risk.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Family history: Risk factors for prostate cancer include a family history of prostate cancer, especially your father. In addition african american males tend to have a higher incidence of prostate cancer as well. A recent study has shown a slight increase in prostate cancer in patients who take vitamin E supplements. Prostate cancer has not been linked to food products.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is prostate cancer treated?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Surgery/Radiation: The 2 main forms of treatment for prostate cancer include radical surgery or radiation therapy. Another less common form of treatment is cryotherapy, which is freezing of the prostate.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Quite a few: Early stage (cancer within prostate): robotic or open surgery, standard radiation; radiation seeds; cryosurgery. For cancer with local spread to nodes typically radiation and hormonal therapy is used. For recurring cancer or for spread to far organs; a sequence of therapies is used. Initially, a series of 3-4 hormonal drugs one by one, then immune therapy (provenge) and then chemotherapy.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the frequency the urinary symptoms of prostate diseases?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Varies with disease: Benign prostatic hypertrophy, bph, is associated w. Urinary frequency day & more at night + slowing down of force & caliber of stream. Symptoms increase as obstrruction from enlarging prostate increases. Ultimately urinary retenention can occur. In time all symptomatic. Early to moderate prostate cancer can be symptom free, few have blood. All patients w prostatitis are symptomatic w pain +/or uti.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Mar 17, 2021

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.