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A 38-year-old member asked:

Masturbation may cause prostate to enlarge?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: Masturbation should not cause prostate enlargement.
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Does frequent masturbation prevents prostate enlargement?
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
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BPH: It does not affect the prostate one way or the other.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Does masturbation help prevent prostate enlargement?
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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I've read from several articles that frequent masturbation can cause prostatic hyperemia and thus cause prostatitis. Is that real?
Dr. Robert Kwok
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Can masturbation cause prostate infection?
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
No: Masturbation cannot cause infection of the prostate or anything else. It is a normal, healthy behavior.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
How accurate is it that over masturbating can cause prostate cancer?
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Not true: Frankly, just a lie to frighten young people. The claim makes no sense biologically, and actual studies show no effect of frequency of ejaculation.
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Last updated Dec 17, 2017

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