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Retrograde Ejaculation after Prostate Cancer Treatment


Retrograde ejaculation is the passage of semen into the bladder rather than out of the body through the urethra and penis. Prostate cancer treatment, especially lymph node dissection, may result in retrograde ejaculation. During lymph node dissection, a surgeon removed the lymph nodes that are next to the bladder. Removing these lymph nodes and any surgery near the bladder, may name the urinary sphincter. Once the urinary sphincter is damaged, the muscles no longer seal the bladder during ejaculation. The semen meets less resistance going backwards than forwards, so the ejaculate enters the bladder. Retrograde ejaculation is not harmful and will result in cloudiness of the urine after sex or masturbation. Men who experience retrograde ejaculation may still be able to father children through retrieval of the sperm cells and the use of in vitro fertilization.

 

 



 
 

 
 
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