Are you a minute man with an enlarged prostate? Do you feel like you’re constantly busting a nut early? If so, you might be dealing with premature ejaculation (PE) and wondering if your prostate is the culprit…
Well, this article is for you.
You see, an enlarged prostate is a condition that affects a lot of dudes as they get older. It’s a small gland located under the bladder that produces fluid for semen. When it gets bigger, it can cause urinary problems like needing to pee all the time and having trouble peeing. An enlarged prostate can also mess with your sexual function.
In this article, Shag Longer will explore if an enlarged prostate size can cause premature ejaculation.
What is an enlarged prostate?
An enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (also known as BPH) and its common lower urinary tract symptoms are common among older men. It’s like having a pesky older brother who always wants to hang out in your bathroom – it’s usually benign, but it can cause a lot of problems when you’re trying to go about your daily business. BPH happens when prostate tissue increases in size. It’s a condition that affects many men as they get older, and it can make it feel like you’re constantly running to the bathroom or struggling to pee.
There are treatments available to help shrink your overgrown prostate inflammations and get things flowing smoothly again if you are an aging male. We’ll go over that a bit later.
If you’ve got enlarged prostates, you might notice that you’re always dying for a wee, especially at night. You might struggle to start peeing or feel like you haven’t emptied your bladder properly. Your urine stream might be weak or stop and start, and you might dribble a bit at the end. You might also have to push to pee.
If you’re experiencing any of these BPH symptoms and sexual dysfunctions, it’s a good idea to chat with your doctor about premature ejaculation. They’ll be able to take a look and figure out what’s going on. Sometimes an enlarged prostate is a culprit, but other issues like a urinary tract infection can cause similar symptoms.
Studies on the link between an enlarged prostate volume and premature ejaculation/erectile dysfunction
This is a study by Sex Med examining the relationship between a BPH and various sexual and non-sexual health problems in men. The study found that among the participants who had bph, 77.3% reported experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED), 25.7% reported experiencing premature ejaculation, and 8.9% reported experiencing delayed ejaculation. The study also found that having an enlarged prostate was associated with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, high LDL cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure.
Finally, the study found that men with an enlarged prostate were more likely to report having problems in their relationships and with their mental health.
How can benign prostatic hyperplasia contribute to PE?
Studies show clinical correlates of benign prostatic hyperplasia can contribute to a greater risk of premature ejaculation in several ways. One possible mechanism is that the enlarged prostate can put pressure on the urethra, the tube through which urine and ejaculate pass, and cause urinary symptoms such as frequent urination or difficulty starting and stopping urination. This can lead to a feeling of urgency or a need to rush through sexual activity, which may contribute to PE.
Additionally, BPH can cause inflammation of the prostate and surrounding tissue, which may also contribute to PE. Finally, some medications used to treat BPH, such as alpha-blockers, may have side effects that can lead to PE.
All in all, while BPH isn’t the direct cause of PE, it can contribute to the problem in some guys. If you’ve got both an enlarged prostate and PE, it’s important to get medical treatment to address both issues.
Sometimes, doctors prescribe tadalafil with BPH symptoms and ED (tadalafil is a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor)
However, some medications used to treat BPH may negatively affect sexual function. 5-alpha reductase inhibitors may lower sex drive or cause difficulty with erections. Alpha-blockers may cause difficulty ejaculating. Finasteride has been linked to a higher risk for ED.
So, do large prostate problems cause male sexual dysfunction?
Although BPH itself does not directly cause premature ejaculation, it can increase the likelihood of experiencing other sexual health issues such as varicocele, and erectile dysfunction which can lead to premature ejaculation.
It’s not exactly a direct cause-and-effect situation, but BPH can definitely mess with your mojo in the bedroom. If you’re dealing with both BPH and premature ejaculation, it’s a good idea to chat with a healthcare provider to figure out the best premature ejaculation action plan.