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Help explain the discharge I have coming from my Cowpers gland when I have a bowel movement. This has been doing this for 25 plus yrs. Should I worry?
After: 25 years why the question?? its normal for you and will be for the next 25 years.. good luck ...Read more
May need examiantion: It seems like you are referring to your Groin area where lymph nodes are normally situated. If there is any infection or inflammation in the leg or lower abdomen, these nodes can enlarge temporarily. If the welling is progressive and does not settle down in 2-3 weeks, you need to see your doctor for a medical examination. ...Read more
How is it that supposebaly precum is semen if semen is from the testis and precum is from the Cowper's gland ?
Definitions : Semen is composed of the fluids released during intercourse from start to finish. This includes the fluids released from the seminal vesicles, prostrate, bulboureteral glands and testes. The semen that comes out prior to ejaculation can have spermatozoa in it either as left over from a previous ejaculation, or as premature release. Generally prior to ejaculation the levels of sperm are very low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is it that precum has sperm in it if the sperm is made in the testis and precum is from cowper's gland ?
If precum comes from the Cowper's gland, how could you become pregnant if it has no sperm in the Cowper gland?
See below : Your question is a good one and this is one area where good scientific studies are lacking. You're correct: in most men, pre-cum originates from Cowper's gland which does not produce sperm. But viable sperm has definitely been noted in some men's precum which is likely EITHER viable sperm remaining in the urethral tract from prior ejaculation OR from an overflow of sperm-containing prostate fluid. ...Read more
What is the difference in the function of the prostate gland, cowper's gland and seminal vesicles?
Here are some, but..: Behind what we know always hides something we still don't know. Up to now, prostate gland is known to provide fluid as the major part of semen to nurture & protect sperms, Cowper's gland is inside the posteriolateral aspect of the wall of membranous urethra, and seminal vesicles are to store semen and will contract coherently to ejaculate the semen outward. More? Welcome to contact me. ...Read more
Why is there sperm in precum when it comes from the Cowper's gland and a man hasn't even ejaculated recently and had urinated alot?
If precum is made in the cowper's gland and sperm in the testis ? How can precum have sperm in it if it's made in two different places ?
So if precum is from the Cowper's gland and Sperm from the testis how does it have sperm if no previous ejaculation occurred ?
Good question: Sperm originates in testis, travels to ejaculatory ducts via epididymis & vas deferens. Sperm can escape from ejaculatory ducts & travel down urethra during sex or masturbation. Thus sperm can be washed out of penile urethra by escape of pre-cum from Cowper's gland duct. This has been cause of many unwanted pregnancies & is danger of so called "withdrawal" method of contraception. ...Read more
How does pre ejaculation fluid (pre cum) contain sperm if the sperm is made in the testes and the pre ejaculation fluid is made in the cowper's gland?
Which glands?: Glands can swell because of infection or inflammation (some people refer to lymph nodes and tonsils as "glands") or because of local obstruction of their drainage (as in the salivary glands). So the best answer would depend on to which gland you are referring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glands or immune!: Glands usually refers to lymph nodes a collection of immune cells that scange bacterial and viral debris and help you form immunity against the infection. Lymph node enlargement can also occur in autimmine disease, and rarely (the ones you can see), cancer. If you have a chronic lymph nose enlargement, see your doctor. ...Read more
Where? Which?: Depends on where the glands are. Typically lymph glands will swell in the area of an infection - for example the glands in the neck may swell when fighting an infection in the throat. This is a normal reaction to infection - your body is doing what it needs to do. However, if your glands stay swollen or tender, see a doctor to see if they could use some help fighting the infection. ...Read more