Can a Weak Bladder Cause Premature Ejaculation?

A man with a weak bladder worried about premature ejaculation

A weak bladder does not cause premature ejaculation. A weak bladder is the informal name for a condition called overactive bladder. Overactive bladder is not considered to be a cause for premature ejaculation.

Men who suffer from overactive bladder feel a frequent and sudden urge to urinate. Premature ejaculation is a condition in which a man ejaculate quickly, usually in less than 1 minute from the moment of penetration.

Frequent urination, urinary incontinence (urine leaking) and premature ejaculation, can all be symptoms of other health issues that are not related to overactive bladder like urinary tract infection or diabetes.

If you started suffering from premature ejaculation all of a sudden and you have a frequent urge to urinate, it is recommended that you speak with your doctor.

There are studies that show a possible connection between lower urinary tract symptoms (bladder symptoms) and premature ejaculation, but more research is needed on the subject.

Overactive bladder is associated with an increased risk of erectile dysfunction, and erectile dysfunction can cause premature ejaculation is some cases.

What does cause premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation can have a number of underlaying cause:

  1. A learning behavioral problem (a condition in which a man has “trained” himself to ejaculate early during masturbation)
  2. Performance anxiety
  3. Stress or depression
  4. Genetics
  5. Low levels of serotonin

Read this article to learn more about the causes of premature ejaculation.

Can premature ejaculation be cured?

Yes, most cases of premature ejaculation can be cured or significantly improved.

You can learn more about curing premature ejaculation in this article.

Medically reviewed by Oreoluwa Ogunyemi, MD.

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