Painful Ejaculation: Overview

Content Written By: Mathew Oommen, MD

Ejaculatory dysfunction is common and can be classified into anejaculation, delayed, retrograde, premature, and painful ejaculation. Among these disorders, painful ejaculation is the only ejaculatory condition where pain is the main complaint. The incidence of painful ejaculation among men age 50 years and older ranges from 1 to 6.7 percent.

Painful ejaculation can have a significant impact on a man's quality of life, negatively impacting self-esteem and reducing desire for sexual intercourse. Among men who report painful ejaculation, 90 percent considered this condition to be a serious problem

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