Causes of retrograde ejaculation

Retrograde Ejaculation

What is Retrograde Ejaculation?

Retrograde ejaculation is the reverse entry of semen into the bladder instead of being expelled through the penis during male sexual climax and ejaculation. This condition is relatively uncommon and may occur either partially or completely, which means that a male might reach sexual climax but may ejaculate very little or no semen (this is sometimes called a “dry orgasm”). Symptoms include little or no semen discharged during sexual climax, cloudy urination after sexual intercourse, and possible infertility. The presence of semen in the bladder is relatively harmless. It mixes with the urine leaving the body during normal urination. If this condition is left untreated, it can lead to permanent infertility.

Typically during ejaculation, the ejaculate is propelled forward in the urethra and out of the body through the head of the penis. This is because the sphincter muscle located at the entrance of the bladder closes the opening to the bladder and prevents semen from entering. During retrograde ejaculation, the sphincter does not function properly and allows all or some of the ejaculate to travel into the bladder at the time of the retrograde ejaculation.

Causes and Treatments

Retrograde ejaculation can result from a variety of causes, such as a prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland), urethral surgery, extensive pelvic surgery, certain types of surgery of the lower spine, surgery on the bladder neck (the portion of the urinary bladder adjacent to the prostate gland in men) and diabetes. Men with diabetes should maintain normal blood sugar levels, which may be helpful in preventing the development of retrograde ejaculation. This condition is also common for men with multiple sclerosis. If there is extensive nerve or muscle damage, the condition may be permanent. Fortunately, if retrograde ejaculation is treated with medication (to improve muscle tone at the bladder neck) there is a 40 percent chance that a male will be able to experience normal ejaculation. In cases where males do not respond to medication, fatherhood may still be possible through assisted-fertilization techniques.

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(Don't worry - I am fine. The tumor is out and it was benign.)
Anyhow, while it was going on, my yoga instructor was sending me great info. Today she sent me this page by Sheryl Crow, someone who was diagnosed with the Big C back in February.
On that page Sheryl shares some info from her nutritionist:
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-Don't heat or freeze in plastic for the same reason. Heat in glass

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It shows that up to 30 percent of the respondents reported suffering from premature ejaculation, of them only 23 percent consulted a doctor and 52 percent openly talked with their spouse about the issue.

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