Top 20 Doctor insights on: Does masturbation increase the size of my prostate gland
No: No.... If anything at least right after masturbating it may make it a bit smaller. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urology, dallas, texas. ...Read more
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
Is it okay to stop masturbating completely?! does it have any unhealthy side effects? And does the semen calcify and affect the prostate gland?
Do masturbating 4-5 times a day daily in teenage and young age may increase the size of prostate (causing frequent urination) in than or later life?
Prostate: Generally the size of the prostate is not as significant as the presence of obstructive or irritative voiding symptoms. These can occur with various prostate sizes. Alpha blocker drugs improve symptoms by relaxing the prostate and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors work by shrinking the prostate. ...Read more
Prostate gland: is slightly enlarged in size 26 gms. No SOL seen. Post void residual volume= 13ml. Borderline prostatomegaly need Worry? Diet change?
Don't worry: 26 gm Prostate and 13 cc residual are very normal for 48yo male. Nothing here to cause worry ...Read more
Do alchohol and spices contribute in increasing the size of prostate gland, or interfere in the effect of alfuzosin hydrochlride?
See below: Alcohol has no effect on prostate size. It may make you more likely to have dizziness when taking alfuzosin, but probably doesn't decrease it's effectiveness. Alcohol is a diuretic (it makes your kidneys produce more urine), so it will worsen your urinary symptoms such as frequency. Additionally, alcohol and spicy foods are bladder irritants that may cause you to have feelings of urgency. ...Read more
TRUS: Transrectal ultrasound is the most accurate of assessing volume in ml (which is roughly equivilant to weight in grams) of the prostate. ...Read more
No, not necessarily.: Though men with enlarged prostates tend to have more urinary symptoms, there is no clear correlation between prostate volume and urinary bother. Prostates increase in size because nodules of tissue within the prostate enlarge. If a nodule starts to block urine outflow, you can get urinary frequency even with a relatively small prostate. Some men with very large prostates have minimal bother. ...Read more
It just doesn't: One of the cults is telling this to young people to frighten them. It's totally made up. These people are rotten. Enjoy your body, and accept the reassurance that it also won't make you demented, bald, infertile or any of the other stuff. Think about something wholesome -- maybe the person that you do / will love -- rather than internet garbage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Masturbation at 20-30 's increase the risk of prostate cancer. While at 50's it lowers the risk. Is it true?
Just not true: It would be difficult to find a control group. There's not a shred of evidence that this is true. The claim that young men give themselves cancer in this way was made up by one of the cults to frighten vulnerable teens. "Heroic abstinence" is strongly suspected as a risk factor for benign prostatic hyperplasia but obviously we can't do controlled studies. I'm sorry people lied to you. ...Read more
18 yrs old. Worried frequent masturbation (once every 4-5 days or so) over a year or two may increase risk of prostate cancer? Should I get tested?
I have a swollen gland next to clitoris after masturbation. Its itchy and painful. What could it be? I am 23 years old.
See a doctor:
Without an examination it is difficult to tell. There are many skin conditions that can effect this area too. I would recommend follow up with your doctor. In the meantime, avoid scratching. May try ice every 20 minutes on/off for irritation for 1st 24 hrs.
Recommend seeing a doctor for further evaluation and testing ...Read more
No. Just not true.: I'm sorry someone told you something that foolish. It won't give you addison's disease, and it won't make you short, fat, stupid, hairy, ugly, smooth, infertile, or an unfit husband / father. Your adrenals get you through the most intense physical and mental stress -- while enjoying your body makes it possible for you to relax, sleep, and become a functioning adult. ...Read more
Is Masturbation bad?:
There is no health reason to not masturbate. Nearly all humans do masturbate or have masturbated.
This is part of human sexuality and should carry no shame, guilt or worry of disease. ...Read more
Says who?: Somebody is feeding you a line of pure rubbish. If this actually happened, we pathologists would see people sick or dead just from enjoying themselves. We don't. Look at these people finishing the boston marathon. If this amount of emotional and physical stress is survivable and healthy, then when you do by yourself is nothing. You're an adult. Be discerning. Best wishes. ...Read more
I think I have phimosis. I can see my head but can't retract to my glands. I can pee and masturbate without pain. I'm really looking for a cure. Help?
Can masturbation cause fluctuations in androgen levels which stimulate the sebaceous gland to produce more oil? I tend to breakout when I masturbate.
Hormones: Just hormones and masturbating can not change your hormones. ...Read more
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