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Noticed sand like particles in ejaculate. What are the complications?

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I ejaculated today and there were sand like particles in my ejaculate. Never heard of that before. There was a little discomfort earlier today when I urinated.
Posted Thu, 8 Nov 2012 in Men's Health
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 3 hours later
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It may be prostatic concretions which are basically concentrations of prostatic secretions that also contain calcium carbonate and phosphate.It is often associated with inflammation/infection of the prostate.
Prostatic concretions are more commonly seen in men older than you are, in most cases.
The concretions themselves may not require treatment but if inflammation/infection of the prostate (it is accompained by painful urination- you may be in the early phase)is present then antibiotic treatment is necessary.

It would be best, if possible, for you to visit your doctor. A sample of the ejaculate should be carried to allow it to be examined which would allow for a definative diagnosis.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions

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