You are browsing content specific to your location, some treatments may not be available:

+971 2 652 8000

Retrograde Ejaculation

Ejaculation refers to the process of discharging semen forward through a man's urethra and out of his penis. When semen enters the bladder instead of releasing through the penis during orgasm, the process is called retrograde ejaculation. This results in the mixing of the semen with urine present in the bladder. And the semen passes out as waste.

retrograde ejaculation

What causes retrograde ejaculation?

⦁    Certain medical conditions. One of the most frequent is Diabetes.
⦁    Anatomical defects
⦁    Prior prostate/urethral surgery 
⦁    Intake of certain medications or drugs

What are the signs of this ejaculation type?

These symptoms may involve:
⦁    Loss of fertility
⦁    Cloudy urine post orgasm
⦁    Slight or no ejaculate during orgasm

Does it have any impact on fertility?

For males with this problem, it is certainly unfeasible to conceive a child naturally. As a result, couples should consider fertility treatments for attaining conception.

How can this problem be diagnosed?

Retrograde ejaculation can be diagnosed employing a 3-Step strategy. 
Step 1: Discussion of queries concerning the patient's medical history, medications, surgeries, etc.
Step 2: Physical evaluation of his reproductive parts, scrotum, testicles, penis, and rectum.
Step 3: Urine examination that gets discharged after an orgasm.

What is the treatment procedure?

In most cases of retrograde ejaculation, sperm can be recovered from a urine sample and used during an IVF-ICSI cycle. 
Otherwise, sperm can be obtained directly from the testicles, using techniques as Fine Needle Aspiration or TESE.
 

Types of treatment related to this article

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF means in vitro fertilization.  In vitro means in the laboratory ( outside the body)  and fertilization refers to conception (joining of a woman’s egg and a

Learn More

Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a technique developed to overcome male infertility attributed to impaired semen quality.  ICSI is one of the most

Learn More

PGT A

Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidies (PGT‐A), formerly known as preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), is an alternative method to select embryos

Learn More

PGT-SR

PGT-SR is a genetic test for detecting inherited chromosomal structural rearrangements in embryos prior to their transfer and enhancing the chance of a

Learn More

We are here to help