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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2023

Spermaturia - Causes & Prevention Of It!

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Dr. Arun Karthik PUrologist • 19 Years Exp.MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Mch- Urology, Fellowship In Andrology & Mens Health, Fellow of European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM)
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Spermaturia and its Causes -

Spermaturia is a human disease characterized by the presence of sperm in the urine. Things that can lead to spermaturia are discussed below.

1. Retrograde Ejaculation -
It refers to the entry of semen into the bladder instead of going out through the urethra during ejaculation. The possible symptoms may include cloudy urine after sexual climax, and little or no semen discharged from the penis during orgasms. Surgery, diabetes, mood-altering drugs and some medications, including some drugs used to treat high blood pressure, may cause it.

2. Enlarged Prostate -
The prostate is a gland that produces the fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation. It surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine passes out of the body. An enlarged prostate means the gland has grown bigger and it happens to almost all men as they get older. The cause of prostate enlargement is not known yet.

3. Alcohol -
Too much consumption of alcohol may reduce sperm quality and even cause spermaturia in young men. Those who become addicted to alcohol at a young age are likely to go through problems like spermaturia. Therefore, men of reproductive age should be advised to steer clear of habitual drinking.

4. Diabetes -
Blood sugar that remains uncontrolled for a long time may damage the organs and nerves, affecting the muscles of the bladder.

5. Surgery -
There are a number of surgeries which may cause spermaturia. Some of them include prostate surgery, urethral surgery, bladder neck surgery, surgery for testicular cancer, or surgery on the lower spine.

6. Medication -
Long-term use of certain medications can cause this problem. Such medications include drugs for an enlarged prostate, some antidepressants, some antipsychotic drugs, and drugs for high blood pressure or a mood disorder.

Prevention -

Occasional semen leakage with the urine is usually not a reason to worry. It is neither dangerous nor painful and does not always require treatment. However, there are some potential complications like infertility or less pleasurable orgasm. These can be prevented if you keep in mind the following things:

• Men who need treatment for enlarged prostate should consider surgeries that are less invasive, which are less likely to cause nerve and muscle damage.
• Avoiding drugs that may cause spermaturia will prevent the condition from developing as a result of their use.
• Maintaining good blood sugar control in diabetic men may also be helpful in preventing the development of this condition.

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