retrograde ejaculation


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ejaculation

 [e-jak″u-la´shun]
forcible, sudden expulsion; especially expulsion of semen from the male urethra, a reflex action that occurs as a result of sexual stimulation. adj., adj ejac´ulatory. The three components of semen are expelled in quick succession. First to emerge is a lubricating fluid produced by the bulbourethral glands in the penis; next comes a fluid released into the urethral channel by the prostate, providing a neutral medium within which the sperm cells can swim; and lastly, the spermatic fluid, which has been stored in the seminal vesicles, is likewise injected into the urethral channel and ejaculated. See also reproduction.
premature ejaculation ejaculation consistently occurring either prior to, upon, or immediately after penetration and before desired, taking into account factors such as age, novelty of the specific situation and recent frequency of sexual activity.
retarded ejaculation male orgasmic disorder.
retrograde ejaculation ejaculation with discharge of the semen into the bladder rather than through the urethra to the outside. It often occurs after prostatectomy or spinal cord injury.

retrograde ejaculation

delivery of semen ejaculate into the bladder; seen in neurologic disease, diabetes, and occasionally after prostate surgery.

retrograde ejaculation

n.
Ejaculation in which the discharged seminal fluid travels up toward the bladder instead of outside the body through the urethra.

retrograde ejaculation

Etymology: L, retro, backward, gradus, step, ejaculari, to throw out
an ejaculation of semen in a reverse direction into the urinary bladder. It may result from surgery or medication.

retrograde ejaculation

Urology A benign clinical condition characterized by entry of semen into the bladder rather than through the urethra during ejaculation Etiology Prostate or urethral surgery, DM, drugs–eg, antihypertensives and psychotropics. See Ejaculation.

ret·ro·grade e·jac·u·la·tion

(ret'rō-grād ē-jak'yū-lā'shŭn)
Delivery of semen ejaculate into the bladder; seen in neurologic disease, diabetes, and occasionally after prostate surgery.

retrograde ejaculation

The passage of seminal fluid into the bladder during the male orgasm. This is due to failure of closure of the internal urethral sphincter as a result of injury during prostatectomy, damage to the sympathetic nerves in the region during local surgery, spinal injury or diabetic neuropathy. Infertility may result but various measures may be used to overcome this.

Retrograde ejaculation

A condition in which the semen spurts backward into the bladder.
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ejaculation

forcible, sudden expulsion; especially expulsion of semen from the male urethra, a reflex action that occurs as a result of sexual stimulation. Includes lubricating fluid from bulbourethral glands, prostatic and seminal vesicular fluids and semen. Called also seminal ejaculation.

electrical ejaculation
incomplete ejaculation
the process of ejaculation of semen is not completed and semen does not reach the external urethral orifice, due usually to a defect in the sympathetic innervation of the region.
retrograde ejaculation
after intercourse, in which no semen is ejaculated from the external urethral orifice, semen is found in the urinary bladder.
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Retrograde ejaculation was encountered only with silodosin and postural hypotension only with tamsulosin; making tamsulosin the drug of choice for comparatively younger sexually active men.
However after consultation with the visiting embryologist, the male was encouraged to produce a sample via retrograde ejaculation with the hope of retrieving more motile spermatozoa this time around.
Limited data are available regarding the use of surgical intervention in the treatment of retrograde ejaculation.
Retrograde ejaculation does not occur with watchful waiting or finasteride.
Discontinuation of therapy was due to retrograde ejaculation and gynaecomastia, which was 6%.
If there is no evidence of retrograde ejaculation, diagnostic imaging of the reproductive tract is usually required to identify reproductive tract obstruction or abnormalities.
Having an enlarged prostate is very common in many men over the age of 50, and these new findings provide hope for those who might not be candidates for transurethral resection of the prostate, or TURP-and may allow them to avoid serious complications that sometime result from surgery, such as impotence, retrograde ejaculation and urinary incontinence.
A THIS condition is known as retrograde ejaculation and is fairly common after surgery to the prostate.
A The presence of sperm in urine can be the result of residual sperm in the urethra following ejaculation or from retrograde ejaculation.
Studies of alpha blockers and 5 alpha reductase inhibitors have shown that these approved drugs are stopped by a large percentage of men who are prescribed them, due to intolerance of the side effects of the drugs such as dizziness, weakness, erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, retrograde ejaculation, gynecomastia, syncope, and many other frequent problems.
Retrograde ejaculation was significantly higher in the silodosin arm, while the incidence of side effects related to peripheral vasodilation (Dizziness, Postural hypotension, headache, nasal congestion) were higher in the tamsulosin arm, but it was statistically insignificant (Table 2).
Even the 'gold standard' surgery, TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate), can leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation (dry orgasm).