LinkedIn What Your Penis Can Tell You About Your Health Just as high blood pressure can be a sign of cardiovascular disease, your penis if you have one, of course can be a barometer for health problems. The way your penis functions, its appearance, and any abnormal penile fluid or discharge can all point to health issues. Problems urinating, such as difficulty starting or a weak flow of urine, can be a sign of an enlarged prostate. This is common in older men. It is referred to as benign prostatic hypertrophy BPH and is usually not related to cancer. Other signs of BPH include dripping after urinating, feeling like the bladder has not completely emptied, frequent urination and possibly blood in the urine from straining to urinate.
Main article: Ejaculation Ejaculation is the ejecting of semen from the penis, and is usually accompanied by orgasm. A series of muscular contractions delivers semen, containing male gametes known as sperm cells or spermatozoa , from the penis. It is usually the result of sexual stimulation , which may include prostate stimulation. Rarely, it is due to prostatic disease. Ejaculation may occur spontaneously during sleep known as a nocturnal emission or wet dream.