Does Enlarged Prostate Cause Premature Ejaculation?

Man consulting with a doctor about enlarged prostate and premature ejaculation

No. Enlarged prostate is not considered to be a cause for premature ejaculation.

What is an enlarged prostate (BPH)?

Enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged and may sometimes lead to problems with urination.

This happens because the prostate puts pressure on the urethra and bladder. This is a very common condition which happens to many men over the age of 50. It’s important to note that it is usually not a dangerous condition.

What is premature ejaculation (PE)?

Premature ejaculation is a condition in which a man is unable to delay his ejaculation. PE is defined as ejaculation that happens in less than a minute from the moment of penetration. But we prefer to define it as ejaculation that happens before the man or his partner wishes to.

Can prostate affect premature ejaculation?

Prostate problems are not one of the more common causes of premature ejaculation. With that said, in some more rare cases, prostate inflammations and infections (prostatitis) can be a cause for acquired premature ejaculation.

So, if you suffer from the symptoms of prostatitis and suddenly have premature ejaculation, it might be best to consult with a doctor.

Some studies found that enlarged prostate is associated with the a few problems, such as varicocele and prostatitis that might in turn lead to PE. But other studies have shown that PE and an enlarged prostate are not associated.

What is the main cause of early ejaculation?

Usually, premature ejaculation is not caused by a medical condition. The main underlaying cause of premature ejaculation is an inability to identify the “point of no return” in time, which prevents a man from being able to pace himself during sex. This can happen for a number of reasons, including learning to ejaculating quickly during masturbation, performance anxiety and genetics.

You can learn more about the causes of premature ejaculation here.

Can premature ejaculation be cured?

Yes, most men with premature ejaculation can cure or significantly improve their condition.

Premature ejaculation shouldn’t be left untreated! Learn more about the possible treatment options here.

Medically reviewed by Oreoluwa Ogunyemi, MD.

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