Anejaculation is usually confused with erectile dysfunction because it is not common. This is where the man is able to achieve an erection but no semen is produced. This may be always or it can be occasional, where one is not able to produce semen while in some places. The men who have anejaculation may have an underlying condition or can be psychological. It is important to seek medical intervention to know the root cause of the problem.
What is Anejaculation?
Anejaculation is a condition in which a man is not able to ejaculate or remove semen. This may occur in men who have orgasm but they are not able to ejaculate. This can be occasional in which it happens in some situations or it can be total occurring at all times. Situational may mean that one is able to ejaculate in the office and produce semen but they are not able to ejaculate while at home.
Anejaculation can be primary or secondary. The men who have primary anejaculation have never been able to ejaculate. Those who have secondary anejaculation have been able to have sexual functioning but they have anejaculation at some point in their life.
How can Anejaculation Affect a Man’s Life?
Anejaculation can cause a man to become distressed and this will affect their relationship with their partner. This is usually common especially in people who don’t understand the situation. This may also have an effect on a person’s life where they are not able to work. This is because of the stress that this men may have over the condition and this causes them not to be able to concentrate on their work.
Anejaculation can cause a man to have a low self-esteem. This is because they may view themselves, as being less worthy and this will affect the way they relate with others.
What Causes Anejaculation?
Anejaculation can be caused by psychological factors that may interfere with the ability to achieve and maintain an erection. This factors include stress, distress in a relationship, attitude or education on sex or fear of making the sexual partner become pregnant. A sexual activity involves the hormones, blood vessels, nerves and mind. Anything that affects this factors may cause one to be able to achieve an erection and be able to maintain it.
Anejaculation can also be caused by physical factors where the individual may have underlying conditions. This conditions will have an effect on the ability of a person to achieve and maintain an erection. This conditions include surgery involving the bladder, abdomen or prostate that may cause damage to the pelvic nerves. The conditions that affect the activity of the heart may also affect the ability to have an erection or taking part in a sexual activity. This is because blood has to be supplied to the penis for an individual to have an erection.
This conditions include arthrosclerosis where there might be blockage to the blood vessels that supply the penis. This interferes with the flow of blood to the penis.
Treatment Options For Anejaculation?
The treatment of anejaculation depends on the underlying cause. When the cause is a blockage that may be present in the urethra, the patient will be treated using surgery.
When the underlying cause is an infection in the prostate, the patient will be treated using antibiotic.
Most cases of men who have anejaculation are not treated if infertility is not an issue. In cases where there is an issues with infertility, an electrical or vibrator stimulation may be conducted to help in the collection of sperms.
A testicular biopsy can also be done to test whether there are other things that may cause infertility.
The patient may also be using drugs that interfere with the ability to have an orgasm or ejaculate.
When the man suffers from psychological trauma that may be caused by concerns of inability to ejaculate, professional counseling should be sought.
Electro ejaculation – This surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It involves applying electrical stimulation to the ejaculatory nerves that are located near the prostate. The stimulation is continued and gradually increased, until the man is able to ejaculate.
Some Tips to Overcome Anejaculation
Situational anejaculation may be prevented by the patient taking a semen specimen while at home instead of the clinic. One may be able to ejaculate in a quiet environment that has no distractions.
It is also advisable to seek sexual or psychological counseling. This will help to resolve any issues that may be present in the relationship. The couple is advised to go for therapy together where they can open up and express their concerns. The woman is advised to be supportive to the partner so that their issues can be addressed together.
When anejaculation is not the cause of infertility, it does not require medical intervention. When it a cause, there are several methods that can be used to collect a specimen of semen and this can be used for artificial insemination. It is advisable to seek medical intervention to know the underlying cause.