You may think that semen only leaves the penis if you masturbate or have sex. But the truth is that semen leakage is not only during sexual activity,
You may think that semen only leaves the penis if you masturbate or have sex. But the truth is that semen leakage is not only during sexual activity, but there are also other causes such as nocturnal emissions, prostate problems, and injury to the nervous system as well as it may occur after urination, during a bowel movement, or while you are asleep.
Here is the list of treatment options for seminal leakage:
If it occurs during sexual arousal
It common and normal for you to experience semen leakage during sexual intercourse. This occurrence does not necessarily need any treatment. But if the excessive seminal fluid is being produced during ejaculation, and this causes you embarrassment or discomfort, you may seek help from your doctor for medication.
If it occurs after urination
It may be common for some men to experience semen leakage after they urinate. Sometimes, this is just normal. But there are instances when this is due to a certain health problem, such as urinary incontinence or sexually transmitted infection (STI). If this is the case, then you need to treat the underlying cause of the seminal leakage after urination.
Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to cure STI. If you have one, you need to seek help from your doctor. This is not normally cured with home remedies. If you avoid seeking treatment for the same, it might cause serious health problems. On the other hand, you can treat urinary incontinence by medication, bladder training techniques, and pelvic floor exercises.
If it occurs during sleep
If you are experiencing seminal leakage during sleep, it may mean that you have nocturnal emissions. This is commonly known as wet dreams. Don’t worry because this is just normal during adolescence or if you are in your early 20s. And yes, you will experience this at some point in your life.
There is no specific treatment for nocturnal emissions, but if this causes you a problem, then you may try to practice some relaxation techniques, masturbate before sleep, or discuss this issue with your psychotherapist.
If due to prostatitis
Prostatitis occurs when your prostate is enlarged and inflamed. This condition is usually caused by a nerve injury, bacterial infection, or any substance that may trigger inflammation and immune response.
Depending on the cause of prostatitis, your doctor will prescribe a certain treatment. To relieve you from discomfort due to prostatitis, you can try to take warm baths, avoid prolonged sitting or standing, drinking lots of water, and avoids foods and drinks that can irritate your bladder.
If due to nervous system injury
Your nervous system may be affected by infections, injuries, as well as if you are aging. When injury to the nervous system occurs, you will experience a change in ejaculation. And this situation can lead to seminal leakage.
This can be treated depending on the cause of the nervous system injury. Your doctor will most likely suggest that you make lifestyle changes, follow certain interventions, and take prescribed medicines.
If it is due to a side effect of medication
Your medication may affect your sexual function, including seminal leakage. If you experience changes in your sexual function, then you need to seek help from your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe alternative treatments that don’t have the effect of seminal leakage. Or maybe your doctor will change the dose of your medication if that is the cause of the problem.
If it is due to prostate cancer
The treatment may depend upon the speed of the growth of cancer in the body, how much cancer cells have been spread, and the entire well-being of the individual. Treatment options may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone treatment, surgery, and active monitoring of the condition.
How to Prevent Seminal Leakage
As the famous line says, “Prevention is better than cure.” If you don’t want to worsen this condition, then you need to try the following:
If you experience seminal leakage during sleep, then masturbating before going to bed may prevent wet dreams.
Follow a healthy diet by including most fruits and vegetables and avoiding foods and drinks that may be detrimental to your well-being
You need to engage in physical activities regularly so that you will maintain your weight. Excess weight can cause obesity, and it will make you at risk of various health-related problems such as cancer. Plus, it will give extra stress on your bladder.
You need to speak with your doctor regarding the side effects of the medication. You may ask your doctor to minimize the dosage of your medication or to try alternative treatments.
You need to have a regular check-up with your doctor or if the problem arises, such as if you observe seminal leakage during urination or after a bowel movement.
Seminal leakage is not a major concern, especially that it is just normal when you have sexual intercourse, masturbate, or wet dreams. But if this is due to a more serious condition, such as prostatitis or prostate cancer, or if you experience this during urination or after a bowel movement, then you need to seek immediate help from your doctor.