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Semen (Definition)

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


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24 y/o male 3 weeks ago was sick for 2 weeks took a lot of 88cent meds from Walmart. Can get an erection but it is hard to ejaculate now. whats wrong?

24 y/o male 3 weeks ago was sick for 2 weeks took a lot of 88cent meds from Walmart. Can get an erection but it is hard to ejaculate now. whats wrong?

What was the illness: This is a hard question. So it would be important to know the initial symptoms. I would like to know so I could give you a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am a 75 year old male that can still get an erection, but I cannot ejaculate and receive little sensation when aroused. Can I do anything?

I am a 75 year old male that can still get an erection,  but I cannot ejaculate and receive little sensation when aroused.  Can I do anything?

Delayed ejaculation: You didn't list any medications or medical problems which would be useful in figuring out what's going on. Best to go see your Family Doc for a medication review & evaluation. For instance, some antidepressants in the SSRI class are used off-label to treat premature ejaculation (the opposite of your situation) but which could cause yours. Or you may have retrograde ejaculate during orgasm. ...Read more

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Pains in urethra when I get an erection. After erect it feels sore inside and if I ejaculate the pain after is more severe. Sti tests have been neg?

Pains in urethra when I get an erection. After erect it feels sore inside and if I ejaculate the pain after is more severe. Sti tests have been neg?

Need evaluation: You may have urethritis , non STD ( not sexual ) infection in urethral glands . See your doctor for C&S of secretions and possible antibiotic treatment when culture results are available.. ...Read more

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I do get hard erections.But when i start making it with partner, erection goes away :/ & i also ejaculate before getting fully hard.What shall i do?

I do get hard erections.But when i start making it with partner, erection goes away :/ & i also ejaculate before getting fully hard.What shall i do?

See Urologist: Even if diabetic, should not have ed issues @ your age--might be stress-related issue, but should be evaluated by urologist, particularly w/the short "up" time, as could suggest infection, prostate problem (among others). See urologist. ...Read more

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I'm 23 years old and I have trouble getting an erection. Also, when I do get aroused, i ejaculate prematurely. What is my problem? What meds are avail

See urologist: You will need complete evaluation by an urologist to find out why you are having trouble with erection. Premature ejaculation is common. Increasing the frequency of sex and foreplay may be help. Your doc may consider medications to delay ejac but need to make sure it does not interfere with erection. ...Read more

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Am 22years & married.My problem is related with sex.I get hard erections.But it don't last for more than 2, 3minutes & i ejaculate.How can I improve it?

Am 22years & married.My problem is related with sex.I get hard erections.But it don't last for more than 2, 3minutes & i ejaculate.How can I improve it?

Sexual Dysfunction : The mainstay of medical treatment for premature ejaculation has been ssri type antidepressants. Paxil (paroxetine) 10-20mg is most often used. It can be taken about an hour before sex or or on a daily basis. It stays in your system for a few days and can have other side effects as a result. In the usa watch for a new drug (dapoxetine) this year. It will be just for premature ejaculation. Already in europe. ...Read more

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Look this is embaressing for me but I am having issues in the bedroom should I be worried? I am having issues not being able to ummm...Ejaculate or sometimes i won't keep an erection long enough to get myself off.

Look this is embaressing for me but I am having issues in the bedroom should I be worried? I am having issues not being able to ummm...Ejaculate or sometimes i won't keep an erection long enough to get myself off.

Your : Your symptoms are quite common. A urologist is expertly trained to evaluate and treat these conditions. Sometimes psychological factors are involved. Alternatively, medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes may be causative. ...Read more

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I have been on Paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg for 6 days. It is causing me to not be able to get erections or ejaculate. How long does it take to leave the system?

I have been on Paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg for 6 days. It is causing me to not be able to get erections or ejaculate. How long does it take to leave the system?

About 4.5 days: It will take about 4.5 for the Paxil (paroxetine) to clear your system but please consult your prescriber for proper tapering instructions before discontinuing therapy. ...Read more

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Boyfriend can't get an erection most of the time. He is able to generally while sleeping. And he is able to ejaculate even without erection?

Boyfriend can't get an erection most of the time.  He is able to generally while sleeping. And he is able to ejaculate even without erection?

Boyfriends: Then he needs to see a Urologist. I am not sure what you expect from strangers on the internet. He is not the one here asking questions. He needs a thorough medical, physical, and laboratory investigation of his problem. Don't you think? ...Read more

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I suspect peyronies disease.Cant feel hardness or lumps.Penile shaft has shortened for 3 weeks now.Can still get erections & ejaculate.What willhappen?

I suspect peyronies disease.Cant feel hardness or lumps.Penile shaft has shortened for 3 weeks now.Can still get erections & ejaculate.What willhappen?

Peyronies : If you have abnormal curvature, an hourglass deformity or penile shortening then Peyronies is a real possibility. The plaque is not always palpable early on or may be at the base of the penis and hard to find. I suggest seeing a urologist that sees Peyronies patients ...Read more

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During a prostate exam, if I get a hard erection and need to ejaculate, will the doctor help in this process?

During a prostate exam, if I get a hard erection and need to ejaculate, will the doctor help in this process?

Erection unlikely: Patients seldom get erections during digital rectal examination of prostate. Erection will subside on its own, should it occur. That is all the "help"you need ...Read more

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I can get an erection and maintain it but cannot ejaculate when having sex. I can ejaculate when masturbating most of the time?

Ejaculation problems: Masterbation is a much more intense sexual stimulant due to one's ability to control the intensity of stimulation. Talk to your partner about this issue and remind them that it is not their fault. Talk about other possible positions, stimulation of other parts (scrotum, rectum, neck, ears, etc) to intensify your sexual experience. Performance anxiety may be an issue that a therapist can help with. ...Read more

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I'm 21, sometimes i can't get an erection or able to keep it long enough. I also ejaculate prematurely. Is this erectile dysfunction? What can help me?

I'm 21, sometimes i can't get an erection or able to keep it long enough. I also ejaculate prematurely. Is this erectile dysfunction? What can help me?

Erectile dysfunction: There are various reasons that cause this difficulty, some medical and others psychological. For instance men who are overly anxious when becoming intimate often have difficulty maintaining an erection. Consult with a urologist and if cleared medically and the problem persists consult a clinical psychologist who can help you understand and treat this problem. My best. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a man with erectile dysfunction ejaculate in a woman and get her pregnant?

It could be possible that a man with erectile dysfunction ejaculate in a woman and get her pregnant?

Sperm: There are differing forms of erectile dysfunction. Bottom line is that if the sperm can make it from his penis into her vagina then there is potential for pregnancy. ...Read more

Erection (Definition)

An erection refers to the stiff or erect penis. An erection that is " normal" means that it is ...Read more