Retrograde ejaculation, as it’s already understandable from its name; mean reversed ejaculation, that is – excretion of semen into urinary bladder. Normally, during orgasm and in whole during erection inner sphincter of urinary bladder is spasmic. Consequently contractions of bulbocavernous muscles shoot the sperm forward. When there is a lack of sphincter contractions – sperm goes the way it has less counterforce – to the urinary bladder. It doesn’t affect the expression of orgasm. Though, man and his partner might be surprised by the lack of ejaculate.
Most common causes of retrograde ejaculation are surgeries in area of urinary bladder’s cervix – transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) or opened adenomectomy. The use of alpha-adeno-blocking medicines (Cardura, etc) also might bring to retrograde ejaculation, though after stopping of taking these pills, situation normalizes.
Men, who suffer from adenoma of prostate gland and wish to keep a normal ejaculation, should talk to their doctor about other ways of treating it. In place of TURP in some cases it’s better to use transurethral ethanol ablation of prostate.
Retrograde ejaculation can also develop after surgery on pelvis, for men who suffer from diabetes, after long term use of some medicines but most often it’s impossible to find the cause.
Hartman and Fitian have written regarding this: “You should keep in mind that retrograde ejaculation doesn’t bring any visible harm to the heath. The only inconvenience is that after ejaculation penis becomes soft – like it always happens after normal ejaculation.” If your erection is over and you are not sure if ejaculation took place or not, try urinating in a cup. If urine is muddy that means that ejaculation has happened.