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How to get Pregnant with Retrograde Ejaculation

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Retrograde ejaculation is the condition wherein semen, which would normally be ejaculated via the urethra, is redirected to the urinary bladder. Normally, the sphincter of the bladder contracts before ejaculation forcing the semen to exit via the urethra, the path of least pressure. When the bladder sphincter does not function properly, retrograde ejaculation may occur.

In as much as retrograde ejaculation is connected to infertility, you as a woman would want to get pregnant despite your partner having this disorder. So, what are your chances?

Research more

Find out more about retrograde ejaculation. It is said that retrograde ejaculation is not life threatening but is one cause of male infertility. Often the diagnosis of this disorder is delayed because the male partner refuses to believe that he is the problem when there is failure to conceive. Men often notice during masturbation that they do have an orgasm but there is no semen production.

You can talk with your doctor or a fertility specialist regarding your options in treating this condition. Your partner will be given medications depending on the actual cause of retrograde ejaculation. These medications often include tricyclic antidepressants, antihistamines and decongestants. They work by tightening the bladder neck muscles and preventing semen from going backwards into the bladder. However, the medications have to be taken at least 1-2 hours prior to sexual intercourse.

If none of these methods work then there are options such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.

Remove the cause

Quite often there are medications which trigger retrograde ejaculation, and these include medications for high blood pressure, benign prostatic hyperplasia and psychiatric medications. You also need your partner to be tested for and treated for benign prostate hypertrophy, mood disorders, surgery on the prostate and nerve injury, which may occur in multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury or diabetes. If you treat the cause, then you can stop this disorder.

If you have diabetes, you need to be evaluated. You need to have your blood sugar controlled. Proper diet, exercise and the right medications are needed in this case.

In cases of stroke or nerve injuries, rehabilitation may be done to restore function gradually.