My husband said he experienced pain in his penis when he ejaculated the other night during sex. What are some possible explanations? When should he go see a doctor about it?
Scott W. Asroff MD, FACS, is an urologist at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County.
The prostate gland and seminal vesicles are involved with the production of semen, the fluid which helps to transport sperm. Ejaculation is the result of muscular contractions which sends the sperm from the testicles to the urethra where it is eliminated from the body via the penis.
Therefore, any condition that causes inflammation or an infection of these structures may result in painful ejaculation. The causes of painful ejaculation may be in the testicles, prostate or the urethra - the tubular structure which urine and semen travel through exiting the penis. There are various types of inflammation and bacterial or viral infections that can occur and treatment typically includes a trial of antibiotics, fluids, and rest.