Retrograde Ejaculation

How to Treat Retrograde Ejaculation Naturally

Natural methods can effectively treat retrograde ejaculation and address underlying issues.

Retrograde Ejaculation and Fertility

Retrograde ejaculation is when semen travels into the bladder instead of out through the urethra and penis. This happens when the muscle that shuts the bladder off during ejaculation does not function properly. Since semen is going into the bladder, there may be little or no semen ejaculated out of the penis. This can make it harder to conceive. We’ll work with you to improve bladder and overall health as you continue your fertility journey.

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Our Holistic Approach to Treating Retrograde Ejaculation

Retrograde ejaculation occurs when the muscles and systems in the body are not functioning properly. Holistic medicine works to heal by considering the many factors that impact health. This is especially important when treating complex fertility issues. We’ll take the time to create a comprehensive treatment plan that takes into account physical, mental, and emotional factors affecting fertility health.

Natural Treatments for Retrograde Ejaculation

If retrograde ejaculation is being caused by nonstructural issues, natural treatments can effectively treat the condition and underlying issues. We may recommend acupuncture, Chinese herbs, or a combination of both for fertility treatments.

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Acupuncture

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Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture for Retrograde Ejaculation

Acupuncture aids in the healing of both physical and mental factors impacting fertility. Treatments support normal sexual function, moderate blood flow to genitals and testes, and improve fertility outcomes. In addition to benefiting reproductive health, acupuncture improves overall bladder function and muscle control. If experiencing stress or anxiety due to retrograde ejaculation and/or fertility, this therapy can help reduce those symptoms as well.

During treatment, patients can expect to have acupuncture needles placed on the lower abdomen, legs, arms, and sometimes elsewhere, such as the ears. Results can vary based on a number of factors, however, most patients may begin to experience results within 6-12 months of receiving weekly treatment. We will likely recommend combining acupuncture with Chinese herbs to maximize effectiveness.

Please note that acupuncture cannot repair retrograde ejaculation caused by structural problems resulting from surgery or injury.

Chinese Herbs for Retrograde Ejaculation

Herbal medicine to treat retrograde ejaculation is effective in healing the body both physically and mentally. Formulas support normal sexual function by balancing yin and yang, qi, blood, and hormone levels. Herbs moderate blood flow to the genitals and testes helping patients experience longer-lasting and firmer erections. Herbs also work to improve bladder function and muscle control. The mental issues of high stress and anxiety resulting from retrograde ejaculation and fertility treatments are also reduced.

Results can vary based on a number of factors, however, most patients may begin to experience sustained results after 6-12 months of weekly treatments. After discussing your health history, we may recommend combining this therapy with acupuncture. We see better outcomes with improved results when these treatments are paired together for fertility treatments.

Please note that Chinese herbs cannot repair retrograde ejaculation caused by structural problems resulting from surgery or injury.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Retrograde Ejaculation?

Retrograde ejaculation is when semen enters the bladder instead of traveling through the urethra and out the penis as it should. This can cause very little or no semen to leave the penis.

Is Retrograde Ejaculation Common?

Retrograde ejaculation is a fairly common condition. It can be caused by surgeries performed on the prostate or bladder. Certain medications for high blood pressure, depression, and prostate conditions can also cause retrograde ejaculation.

What Does a Retrograde Ejaculation Feel Like?

Retrograde ejaculation is often called a “dry orgasm,” since little to no semen is ejaculated during orgasm.

What Causes Retrograde Ejaculation?

Retrograde ejaculation can be caused by surgeries or injury to the bladder and prostate. Certain medications and nerve damage may also contribute to retrograde ejaculation. This condition is also more common in those who have type 2 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

Can an Enlarged Prostate Cause Retrograde Ejaculation?

Retrograde ejaculation may be a side effect of medication taken for an enlarged prostate.

Is Retrograde Ejaculation Harmful?

No, retrograde ejaculation is not harmful. It is usually only an issue if trying to conceive.

Does Retrograde Ejaculation Cause Pain?

Retrograde ejaculation is not known to cause physical pain.

Can Retrograde Ejaculation Cause Bladder Infection?

No, retrograde ejaculation is not harmful and does not cause bladder infections.

Can Retrograde Ejaculation Cause Prostatitis?

Prostatitis is not known to cause retrograde ejaculation, but medication used to treat the prostate may cause retrograde ejaculation.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Retrograde Ejaculation?

Signs of retrograde ejaculation include ejaculating little or no semen during orgasm, having cloudy urine, and fertility issues.

How Do I Know If I Have Retrograde Ejaculation?

You may have retrograde ejaculation if your orgasm is not accompanied by an ejaculation of semen.

Does Retrograde Ejaculation Go Away?

Yes, retrograde ejaculation can be treated with medication and natural remedies, such as acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Treatment may not be possible if the issue is caused by a structural problem that is a result of surgery or injury.

Can Retrograde Ejaculation Be Fixed?

Yes, retrograde ejaculation can be treated with medication and natural remedies, such as acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Treatment may not be possible if the issue is caused by a structural problem that is a result of surgery or injury.

Does Sudafed Help with Retrograde Ejaculation?

Yes, pseudoephedrine (name brand: Sudafed) can help with retrograde ejaculation.

Can Viagra Help with Retrograde Ejaculation?

Viagra can help get and maintain an erection, but it does not have an effect on ejaculation.

Does Retrograde Ejaculation Cause Infertility?

Retrograde ejaculation can be a big barrier when trying to get pregnant. If little or no semen is entering the vagina, fertilizing an egg becomes unlikely or impossible. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing retrograde ejaculation and are trying to conceive.

Can You Get a Woman Pregnant with Retrograde Ejaculation?

Successful pregnancy with retrograde ejaculation is possible if there is some semen ejaculated, however, the chances of conception are significantly decreased. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing retrograde ejaculation and are worried about infertility.

How Do You Treat Retrograde Ejaculation Naturally?

Retrograde ejaculation can be treated naturally in several ways. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs help circulation to the groin and testes and also improve bladder function. Kegel exercises may also be effective in helping retrograde ejaculation.

What To Expect

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At Transformational Acupuncture, we strive to provide a welcoming environment to each and every patient. We understand traditional healthcare can make some wary of seeking help, even if it’s for the betterment of their health. That’s why we take a holistic approach when treating each person. You will be listened to, treated with respect, and be seen as a true partner in your own health journey.

At the beginning of your treatment you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we’ll discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we’ll create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve.

Your Patient Journey

At the beginning of your treatment, you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we will discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we will create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve. 

Learn more about your complete patient journey.

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