Male Reproductive System

What does it do?

The male reproductive System is mainly used in sexual intercourse. It produces, maintains, and transports the sperm (the male reproductive cell), and coats it with a protecting blend called semen. It also produces and secretes male sex hormones.

Testes

The testes are the organs that produce all the sperm in order for the reproduction process to occur. They also create the male sex hormone testosterone.

Scrotum

Is a muscular sac of skin with two compartments for holding the testes. The scrotum also acts as a climate control system tor the testes to function at an optimal level.

Vas Ductas

The vas ductus is a duct that carries all the sperm to the prostate gland.

Prostate Gland

Has muscles to help expel semen during ejaculation. Also it secretes a milky substance which makes up 20-30% of the protective coat to the sperm.

Urethra

The Urethra is connected to the urinary bladder and goes through the penis. The Urethra also carries the sperm during sexual acts and intercourse.

Penis

The penis has the external end of the urethra which carries the Urine for urination and semen for ejaculation. The Penis has Erectile tissue which expands the penis when we receive sexual stimulation.

Bulbourethra Gland

These glands are lateral to the urethra and they are the size of peas. During ejaculation these glands put fluids into the semen which is a very important role for protecting the semen.

Epididymus

The Epididymus is a small coil of tubes the the sperm passes through when the sperm travels from the tests to the ductus. As the sperm passes through these tubes it also matures.

Seminal Vesicles

The seminal vesicles store and release seminal fluid as needed.

Homeostatic Imbalances

Testicular Cancer

How is it caused?

We are not really sure what causes testicular cancer in most cases, but it seems to effect men between the ages of 18-30 the most.


Symptoms?

Painless lump on testicle, Testicle pain, Change of the way testicle feels, Lower back pain, and the swelling of one or more legs.


Treatment?

To treat testicle cancer you need to remove the testicle that carries the cancer.


Cryptorchidism

How is it caused?

The exact cause isn't known.


Symptoms?

When you notice that one of your testicles isn't where it should be.


Treatment?

You would have to get surgery to have your testicles removed from your stomach.


Prostate Cancer

How is it caused?

The Exact cause of prostate cancer is unknown.


Symptoms?

Difficulty Urinating, Painful Urinating, Difficulty having erection, Painful ejaculation, and blood in the urine or semen


Treatment?

Some treatments are surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy.