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A 46-year-old male asked:

Is it bad to masturbate if you have a prostate problem?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Masturbation: Normal: Nope. In fact if you have prostate troubles you may improve the environment in your prostate by regularly emptying it of the semen and sperm. Masturbation is part of the human experience and is a common part of one's sexuality. There is no medical reason to limit masturbation over all.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Does lack of masturbation can lead to prostate problem?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Heroic abstinence: Especially in the past, some men have considered this a serious spiritual problem -- I have never understood why -- and struggled to avoid the practice, usually unsuccessfully and with a great deal of conflict. Anecdotally, this was associated with early-onset prostatism -- especially in the case of one famous mid-20th-century writer. It makes sense physiologically but evidence remains anecdotal.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Is it ok to masturbate or have sexual intercourse daily or is it bad for health? Do this affect my prostate ? Or not?
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
It's ok: The only limits here tend to be religion based. Sometimes men will find it is easier to urinate when they're more sexually active (alone or otherwise... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Hi, I'm 34 years old and I masturbate at least once a day. Would this result in health issues in the future, particularly with my prostate?
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 29 years experience
Not a problem: Masturbating has not been shown to increase future problems with the prostate nor increase the risk of prostate cancer
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Masturbation may cause prostate to enlarge?
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: Masturbation should not cause prostate enlargement.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Please tell me, could i masturbate at 56 for prostate sake.?
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Sure thing, man!: Or for any other reason that makes sense to you. There's some correlation between frequency of ejaculation and being spared benign prostate troubles, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Does masturbating help enlarged prostate issues?
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
No: Only medication and/or surgery do, but they're not nearly as much fun.
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Last updated Aug 9, 2018

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