When a man ejaculates sooner than expected during sexual intercourse, it is called premature ejaculation. This is a common experience for many men at some time. When it happens infrequently, it is not a cause for concern. However, if it happens often, you may be diagnosed with premature ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation can make conceiving a child difficult. If you are trying to have a baby and ejaculation does not occur intravaginally, getting pregnant is going to be challenging.
If you ejaculate within one minute of penetration most of the time or always, or you are unable to delay ejaculation during intercourse most of the time or all the time, you may be diagnosed with this condition. You may feel distress and be frustrated about this and because of it, avoid any type of sexual intimacy.
There are biological and psychological factors at work in premature ejaculation. This condition is common among men and it is treatable. There are medications available to help. Counseling and/or learning sexual techniques to delay ejaculation can also be beneficial. Once your issues of premature ejaculation are addressed, there should not be a problem with conception.
Retrograde Ejaculation and Infertility
Unlike premature ejaculation, retrograde ejaculation does impact fertility. This is not a common condition and causes only about 0.3-2% of infertility problems. With retrograde ejaculation, the sperm are not making it to your partner even though they are viable.
Retrograde ejaculation is the result of the sphincter muscles of the bladder failing to respond correctly. Instead of semen traveling out through the head of the penis, it travels backward into the bladder, where most of the sperm become trapped.
Certain health conditions such as diabetes or hypertension or mood-altering medications can cause retrograde ejaculation. Surgery to the prostate or urethra can also result in this condition. In some situations, it is reversible. Treatment for the condition depends on the cause. It may be as simple as stopping a certain medication.
Neway Fertility can help you build your family, whether you are experiencing premature ejaculation or retrograde ejaculation. Contact our fertility office to schedule an appointment for an examination and consultation. We will help you explore your options.