The seminal vesicles are not always but quite often involved in forms of prostatitis. Because of their anatomy, eradicating an infection in them can be difficult and requires specific therapy.
When describing the anatomy of the seminal vesicles we referred to the ejaculatory ducts through which the sperm passes on its way to the urethra. Sometimes stones may form in the ducts and their typical “rosary bead” form can be seen during an ultrasound scan. The stones may cause pain during intercourse, reduce the quantity of ejaculate and when persistent, increase obstruction .