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What do the prostate and the bulbourethral gland contribute to semen?

What do the prostate and the bulbourethral gland contribute to semen?

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 more

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Dr. William Singer
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Prostate (Definition)

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


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What are the symptoms of an inflamed bulbourethral gland?

What are the symptoms of an inflamed bulbourethral gland?

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

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What are bulbourethral gland diseases?

What are bulbourethral gland diseases?

Prostate problem: The bulbourethral galnds are infront of the prostate and add fluid to the semen when you ejaculate. The glands can get infected and typically cause symptoms like a prostate infiction. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my bulbourethral gland itches do I have a std?

Could use your help docs! my bulbourethral gland itches do I have a std?

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

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Do alchohol and spices contribute in increasing the size of prostate gland, or interfere in the effect of alfuzosin hydrochlride?

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

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Does anejaculation mean no semen is being produced by the body and glands?

Does anejaculation mean no semen is being produced by the body and glands?

Not necessarily: Although an ejaculation can be devoid of live sperm or even sometimes prostatic fluids, in most instances that isn't the case ...Read more

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How is it that supposebaly precum is semen if semen is from the testis and precum is from the Cowper's gland ?

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 more

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Could you recommend some alternate medicine for prostate glands enlargement.?

Could you recommend some alternate medicine for prostate glands enlargement.?

None, although...: All touted supplements as alternative medicine for prostate enlargement have not been proven to be effective as claimed, ; their ingredients are about the same including saw palmetto, pygeum, some pollen, vitamins, zinc, selenium, lycopene, amino acids, etc. So, i wouldn't openly recommend their use, but you may try with available money ; own risk. Current mainstay of rx is 5-alpha reductase inhib. ...Read more

Semen (Definition)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and ...Read more