Harvard Men's Health Watch

Ask the doctor: Weak ejaculation: Cause for worry?

Q. I've noticed that my ejaculations are weaker and lower-volume than in my youth. Is that normal? Could something be wrong with my prostate gland?

A. As men get older, they may notice some decline in the volume and strength of ejaculation. If the change is substantial, however, it warrants a visit with your doctor.

During ejaculation, muscles in the pelvic organs contract, forcing the semen to exit the penis. The seminal glands produce about two-thirds of the ejaculate and the prostate gland the remaining amount.

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