Spermatorrhea is a condition in which excessive and involuntary ejaculation happens in men, especially during sleeping or urination. Spermatorrhea is also called ‘seminal weakness’ as its primary symptom is ejaculation without engagement in intercourse. This is indicative of weak seminal muscles as well as debilitative generative organs.
Although most males are known to suffer from a mild case of ejaculation during sleep, especially right after entering puberty; acute cases of spermatorrhea can cause impotence and infertility. The condition can also cause anxiety and depression in men suffering from it over extended periods as it not only affects the sex-drive but also limits lifestyle. As Spermatorrhea also indicates CNS related disorders, the risk becomes very high when psychological and nervous disorders become imminent as compared to physical risks.
Spermatorrhea is a condition which is recognized in most ancient medicine systems such as traditional Chinese medication, Ayurveda, etc. This clearly indicates that Spermatorrhea is a lifestyle based disorder which has inflicted men for many generations. Some of the commonly known causes of Spermatorrhea are –
- Excessive masturbation: Upon incidence of puberty and mostly between the age of 15-30 years, if a person engages in excessive masturbation; then the increase in male reproductive hormones and obsession with sexual activity can lead to ejaculation even while sleeping.
- Suppression of conscious sexual desires: Observance of chastity or even continued periods of sexual abstinence can lead to development of mild spermatorrhea
- Over-indulgence in sexual activities: Over abuse or increased sexual activity can also lead to spermatorrhea
- Continued condition of rectal disorders: Due to sustained constipation and resultant pressure on testicular muscles and vasculature, spermatorrhea can also develop. Haemorrhoids, anal fissures and other rectal problems which may be initiated by poor lifestyle choices can cause Spermatorrheas as well.
- Lesions on Central Nervous System: This is one of the most concerning causes of spermatorrhea as lesions on CNS can also mean lead to degeneration of other organs as well as inhibit body functions.
- Psychological disorders: Hormonal as well as psychological imbalance can also be a causal factor behind this condition.
Spermatorrhea can lead to consequential weakening of sexual organs and adjoining muscles.
Impotence, dragging or ache in testicles, flaccid penis and frequent ejaculation even while passing the stools can be some of the most prominent symptoms of spermatorrhea. Diagnosis of the condition can be done by monitoring of nightly ejaculations.
If involuntary ejaculations also happen at the time of urination, then a milky coloration of urine due to mixing of semen are also considered diagnostic parameters of Spermatorrhea.
Inflammation or irritation in genitourinary organs is also a glaring symptom of Spermatorrhea.
In the advanced stages of Spermatorrhea, the semen ejaculate may totally lose its constitution and colour. It takes on the form of a colourless mucous and is passed out without any sensation, feeling of release or even realization.
Consequential weakness in abdominal muscles and muscles of back or legs is also observed in advanced stages of spermatorrhea.
There are many homeopathic, ayurvedic and herbal treatments available in the market. There are experts who provide consultations to curtail the psychological reasons associated with Spermatorrhea. Some commonly used medicines and compounds used to treat Spermatorrhea are-
- Phosphoric acid
- AgnusCastus (especially for older patients)
- Nux Vomica
- Lycopodium (in case of complete impotency due to Spermatorrhea)
- Zincum and Staphisgria (meant for extended abuse of genitals causing Spermatorrhea; also known to have psychological effects on patients)
- Selenium (especially in patients who have involuntary and continual seeping of semen, not just at the time of sleeping)
Surgical procedures are also available in the market that can curtail the symptoms of Spermatorrhea. Even though in ancient medicine, abstinence and subsequent circumcision were considered plausible treatments of spermatorrhea, today they are not considered helpful. Depending upon the cause of Spermatorrhea, treatment can be defined and further developed as per the way a patient’s body responds to the selected treatment. As the disorder may also be likely associated with psychological disturbances, medicinal as well as psychiatric help must be enlisted.
In case Spermatorrhea is spinal or due to paralysis of spinal area, surgical treatment of adjoining vasculature which may be resulting in excessive semen production and inhibiting voluntary ejaculation is advisable. If Spermatorrhea is caused due to malfunctioning prostate gland or urethra, then localized treatment for these organs is advised to cure Spermatorrhea.