Retrograde Ejaculation

Retrograde ejaculation is the condition where the semen travels backwards into the bladder. In normal cases, ejaculation sends semen forward towards the tip of the penis. However, when the muscle that shut the bladder does not function normally, it gives rise to this condition. It is a relatively uncommon cause of infertility; nonetheless it is treatable.

Causes of Retrograde Ejaculation

The causes of retrograde ejaculation are generally related to the medical condition and health of an individual. Some of the common causes include:

  • Medication
  • Congenital condition
  • Injury
  • Surgery

Treatment of Retrograde Ejaculation

The treatment of retrograde ejaculation depends on the underlying causes. Sometimes, medication may allow the man to ejaculate enough semen. However, if the medication doesn’t work then in most of the cases, assisted reproductive technology is used to get the partner pregnant. In some cases, more advanced assisted reproductive technology may be required.

Seeds of Innocence Expertise

Our team of specialists will assess your health and symptoms to analyse, where the problem lies. Once the condition is evaluated properly, the course of treatment is decided. Generally, our specialists treat the condition with IUI or IVF. However, more advanced reproductive techniques are also used in complex cases of retrograde ejaculation.


Yes, retrograde ejaculation can be treated using multiple procedures, and once the treatment is administered, the female partner can get pregnant.

Retrograde ejaculation is not always reversible. In some cases, medication can fix the condition; however, if the condition is a result of surgeries or certain other condition, it can’t be fixed with medications. In such cases, treatment can be given by a specialist.

Lack of ejaculation does not cause any serious effect on health. However, it may cause stress, anxiety, problems in married life, and infertility.

If you have little or no semen after orgasm, or if your urine is cloudy, then you may be suffering from retrograde ejaculation. However, you must visit a doctor for proper diagnosis.