Prostate massage is the practice of massaging or stimulating the male prostate gland either for medical or therapeutic reasons. The use of prostate massage is usually supported for a range of conditions. These conditions include erectile dysfunction and chronic prostatitis.
Benefits of prostate massage
Prostatic massage is done to help clear the prostatic duct. This duct runs between your prostate and the rest of your reproductive and urinary system. Prostrate massage may produce a spontaneous secretion of fluid. This secretion may aid to clear this duct of any fluids. This could help eliminate any symptoms you’re having.
What conditions can prostate massage help?
Most trusted sources that have looked at the use of prostate massage have been very small and not decisive. Because of this, some doctors may not support the use of prostate massage.
However, some group of men may benefit from prostate massage. Men with the following conditions may experience symptomatic relief when they use prostate massage:
Prostrate massage may ease fluid blockages in your reproductive system. This may cause you to experience discomfort or pain while ejaculating. Massage might eliminate them.
Before today’s more modern treatment options, men used prostrate massage and prostate stimulation to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Some men still use it today along with other erectile dysfunction treatments or alone.
The prostate surrounds your urethra. As swelling and inflammation in the prostate increase, the prostate may start to interfere with or even cut off your flow of urine. If prostate massage aids to remove some of that swelling, your urine flow may improve.
Before antibiotics and more specialized treatments were available, prostrate massage was the primary treatment for prostatitis. Now that doctors understand a little more about the multitude of disorders that make up the prostatitis diagnosis, treatments have become more specialized.
Risks associated with prostate massage
The medical community doesn’t usually support prostate massage. It hasn’t been shown to be more helpful than usual treatments. However, many men experience relief when they use this treatment option either alone or with another treatment option. Usually, men may use both prostrate massage and antibiotics.
People who carry out prostate massage without any formal training can cause serious harm to your reproductive system. Massaging the prostate with too much pressure could increase your symptoms or cause new issues.
How to prepare for a prostate massage
Because this practice isn’t usually supported in the medical community, finding a qualified prostate massage therapist may be difficult. Ask your doctor for a list of recommendations.
You can also contact your local hospital’s outreach office. Most of these offices keep information on certified medical practitioners in the area. They may be able to provide you with a list of names.
What to expect during a prostate massage
A prostate massage is more like a digital rectal exam (DRE). Urologists usually use it to check the prostate for lumps, changes or other signs of possible cancer. Your doctor may perform a digital rectum exam to get an expressed prostatic secretion that can be further examined for signs of prostatitis, infection or other disorders.
During a prostate massage, the person carrying out the massage will insert a gloved, lubricated finger into your rectum. They’ll gently massage the prostate for several minutes. If this massage is painful, tell the person carrying out the massage. The massage might be uncomfortable for a few moments, but it shouldn’t be painful.
How often you have a prostate massage is up to you and your doctor. You can expect to attend several sessions each week for at least a month. Then, you may be able to reduce the number of visits.
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