What is Prostatic Fluid and What Are Its Functions?

Date:2022-09-27 click:0
In daily life, some men find transparent liquid from their penis during sexual intercourse instead of the common semen. After the science popularization study, I learned that this is prostate fluid. However, there are still many people who do not know it very well. They often think something is wrong with their prostate, but they dare not ask the doctor because of their shame.

As the secretion of the male prostate, prostatic fluid is a kind of body fluid unique to men, and androgen controls the secretion of prostatic fluid. After the male is sexually stimulated, the penis will often flow out a certain amount of prostatic fluid to promote the formation of the fertilized egg.
The prostate fluid contains proteolytic and fibrinolytic enzymes to help sperm pass through multiple barriers - the mucus barrier in the cervix and the zona pellucida of egg cells, so that sperm and egg cells can smoothly combine. The prostate is covered with many neural networks and nerve endings, so it is a sensitive part of the personality, which can stimulate sexual impulse and excitement, thus contributing to the harmony of sexual life.
Some men unfamiliar with the physiological structure often confuse it with semen, but they are very different.
Its content in semen is only inferior to that in the seminal vesicle, accounting for 15%~30% of the semen. However, prostatic fluid does not bear the reproductive function. Routine examination of prostatic fluid, also known as EPS examination, is a routine examination item for male urological diseases. The routine examination of the prostate generally refers to the appearance and microscopic examination of prostate fluid. The microscopic examination of prostate fluid mainly aims to see whether there are white blood cells, red blood cells, phospholipid bodies, trichomonas, sperm, tumor cells (requiring dye examination), amyloid bodies, and bacteria.
Prostatic fluid is the fluid secreted by the prostate and the main component of semen, accounting for 1/3 to 1/2 of semen. In addition, some proteases in the prostate fluid are related to semen liquefaction. Therefore, some patients with prostatitis have their semen tested. The semen is delayed or not liquefied, which has a relationship with prostatitis.
Prostatitis, chronic prostatitis, or prostate gland tube blockage caused by other factors will decrease prostate fluid. At this time, the patient had better take active treatment. Urologists agree that few antibiotics can be effectively applied to all patients with prostatitis. The prostate is a solid organ and has a natural barrier, which is not easy to reach by taking medicine. Therefore, most patients can choose traditional Chinese medicine treatment, such as diuretic anti-inflammatory pills. It can penetrate the prostate and work effectively to improve local blood circulation and promote drug absorption.
In clinical practice, we often see some prostatitis patients, and B-ultrasound can see prostate calcification. Calcification is due to the blockage of the prostate gland tube, and the prostate fluid secreted by the prostate cannot be completely discharged. It is gathered in the prostate gland. After a long time, it will form calcification spots so that the prostate can be calcified under B-ultrasound. For those who have found prostate calcification by B-ultrasound, you don't need to worry too much. It's just the appearance of prostatitis. Just treat it in time.
Generally speaking, a moderate outflow of prostatic fluid can promote the blood circulation of the prostate. Typically, normal people will have prostatic fluid flowing out when they are erecting, and they will also have prostatic fluid when they are not erecting. This situation is normal and will not affect the kidney or the body.
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