What Causes Painful Ejaculation In Men? Know About This Condition In Detail

Men could experience painful ejaculation which could be possibly problematic, here are some common causes for this problem. 

Puru Bansal
Written by: Puru BansalPublished at: Apr 27, 2022Updated at: Apr 27, 2022
What Causes Painful Ejaculation In Men? Know About This Condition In Detail

There are some problems that men are affected with which are very personal for them. But even after that, it is important that you consult with your partner and share the problems that you are facing in order to get some solution out of it. One of the problems could be pain during ejaculation. This could affect your relationship, affect your self-esteem and cause frustration. Painful ejaculation could manifest into many problems and lead you to awkward situations. In order to prevent this, so that no such problem occurs, it is important that you look that various causes that could be behind this issue and try to resolve it as soon as possible. 

What is Painful Ejaculation? 

We spoke with Dr. Ashok Mehra, Senior Urologist from Ivory Hospital, Greater Noida to know about the terms related to painful ejaculation. He says that it is a relatively common problem that occurs to men. But since it is so personal, most of the men do not share it or talk about it to the doctors. Actually around 30% men have this problem of pain during ejaculation but only 5-7% of them get treated. This is when there are multiple remedies and treatment methods that could actually solve this problem. One of the major cause of painful ejaculation is swelling in the prostate.  


Symptoms of Painful Ejaculation 

Pain in the penis during ejaculation, can vary for every individual or men. This might also change over time because men experience these symptoms either during sexual intercourse or masturbation. But in some cases, men only face issues in one of the above situations and not the other one. Here are some notable symptoms that could be seen- 

  • Pain during or immediately after ejaculation 
  • Pain around the penis, bladder or rectum 
  • Beginning of pain after just after ejaculation 
  • Pain during urination, especially in cases when you have just ejaculated. 

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Causes of Painful Ejaculation 

There could be multiple factors or causes that could be responsible for pain during ejaculation. It is a medical condition and should be attended by a doctor. Finding the cause of it becomes a major concern because that helps to reveal the type of treatment that might be of use. 

Prostate disorders 

Most of the problems that are related to painful ejaculation focus on prostate as the major cause of concern. Rightly so, prostates are one of the most common causes of pain and swelling in the prostate leading to this condition. Men having prostatitis have swelling and inflammation in their prostate because of which it often leads them to infection. It might even cause nerve damage leading to urinary tract infections


It is very much possible that ejaculation occurs because of some medications that you have consumed. In most of the cases of such cause, anti-depressant pills have been linked to a number of sexual issues. Those men who experience pain when they masturbate have painful ejaculation, which comes as a result of emotional or relationship problems. 

Seminal Vesicle Problems 

The seminal vesicle is a gland in which sperm mixes with other fluids to make semen. If there are any problems in that gland, then it could result to pain during ejaculation. It could lead to hard growths called calculi which makes ejaculation painful. 


Sexually Transmitted Infections 

One of the reasons for painful ejaculation could be related to transmission of STI’s in the man. Sexually transmitted infections could cause a burning sensation when you ejaculate as well as when you are urinating. Chlamydia and trichomoniasis are common reasons that lead to this situation.  

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Nervous system issues 

Another disorder that could affect your health could be related to nervous system and its disorders. Problems such as diabetes, and conditions associated with affect the nerves that makes a person ejaculate. It might even affect orgasm of the person if nervous issues happen. Nervous system issues could happen because of range of unusual sensation that occur during ejaculation.

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