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Here are some. ..: Since it is a pair of male exocrine glands (also called Cowper's glands) existing inside pelvic floor muscle right near both sides of verumontanum, the symptoms of its inflammation becomes somewhat obscure so not manifest as obvious and as often as those of Bartholin's glands in the females. Of course, some pain at anterior part of perineum with some burning voiding, etc. ...Read more
Volume & enhancement: Bulbourethral or cowper's gland produces pre-ejaulate to lubricate & pre-clean urethra ahead of sperm containing ejaculate. Also alkalinizes urethra plus neutralizes and eliminates any residual urine. Prostate produces approx 25% of seminal fluid, also alkalinizes semen and tends to protect sperm from vaginal acidity and improve the odds that sperm will reach and impregnate an ovum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With or without: Itching - can't tell you if you have an STD. Some STD's are silent. If you have had unprotected sex- getting tested is prudent. Take care. ...Read more
If preejaculation comes from the bulbourethral glands and sperm are in the epididymis, (anatomically) how could there be sperm in preejaculatory fluid?
Misinformed: Pre-cum comes from the prostate gland. The testes dump new sperm into the prostate gland as they make sperm. The fluid in the prostate gland keep sperm fresh and ready to cause pregnancy. You've got your science wrong. Pre-cum is able to cause pregnancy. It happens all the time! There is only one source for semen. ...Read more
I have overactive bulbourethral glands (leakage of clear, viscous fluid) and excessive sweating on palms/feet. Could this be related/what would cause?
Hyperhydrosis: Is a condition in which your sweat glands produce excessive sweat that makes you uncomfortable. The excessive secretion from the labia majora and surrounding area could be related to the generalized hyperhidrosis. There are medications that can help with that and recommend to talk to your pcp/dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Ultimately, brain is the organ that makes you a male. But, hypothalamus secretes hormones that cause pituitary gland to secrete hormones that cause testicles to secrete testosterone which helps to define your sexual characteristics. Dysfunction at any of these organs can cause disorders of male function. The dysfunction really depends upon the age at which the dysfunction occurs. ...Read more
Let me explain: They secrete mucus to lubricate the vagina and are homologous to bulbourethral glands in males. However, while bartholin's glands are located in the superficial perineal pouch in females, bulbourethral glands are located in the deep perineal pouch in males. ...Read more
Here are some...: The precise reason for prostate enlargement is still unclear although some subtle sex hormonal imbalance along aging process has been speculated and blamed for its occurrence. Of note, problems to void notably with slow urine flow is not linearly proportional with the degree of prostate enlargement alone. More? Ask doc timely. Best wishes... ...Read more