Have you ever wondered what happens if sperm is blocked during ejaculation? Well, wonder no more! Here, we will explore the various causes and consequences of blocking sperm.
The Male Reproductive System
Before diving into the topic at hand, let’s have a quick overview of the male reproductive system. The male reproductive system consists of organs such as the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, prostate gland, seminal vesicles and urethra. These organs work together to produce semen which contains millions of sperm cells that are released during ejaculation.
The ejaculatory process involves muscle contractions in several areas such as the prostate gland, seminal vesicles and vas deferens. Once these muscles contract rhythmically and forcefully enough, semen is expelled through the urethra.
Causes of Blocked Sperm
Now that we know how ejaculation occurs in males let’s delve into what could happen when this process goes wrong and results in blocked sperm.
One cause of obstruction is a congenital disorder present from birth. Examples include cystic fibrosis or absence or blockage due to an abnormality in the reproduction tract anatomy.
Inflammation caused by infections can lead to scarring within both internal and external genitalia structures that disrupts sperm movement outwards towards its ultimate destination- outside our bodies enroute fertilization.
Some pathogens responsible for causing inflammation are chlamydia trachomatis , gonorrhea-neisseria gonorrhoeae , herpes simples virus among others. Bacterial infections should be treated instantly
It’s important men undergo STI screening routinely especially after frequent unprotected intercourse.
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure where the vas deferens, tubes that carry sperm from the testes to the urethra, are severed or sealed. The result of this surgery is permanent contraception as it prevents sperm from reaching semen during ejaculation without affecting sexual pleasure.
Insecticides and Chemicals
Insecticides not suitable for internal use have been linked to low fertility rates and birth defects in infants exposed through either direct application during crop spraying or consumption of produce secondary ingestion. In addition; exposure to chemotherapy drugs has been speculated causes injury to testicles reducing stamen viability permanently altering sperm count semi/tranquility
Consequences of Blocked Sperm
Now that we know what causes blocked sperm, let’s explore its potential consequences.
Missing out on good fatherhood times due to inability to conceive? Blocked sperm can cause infertility because it affects sperms’ ability to move freely for successful fertilization. Infertility is defined by fewest than 15 million sperm per milliliter or if less than 40% of your semen contains viable genetic material .
Other factors such as age and obesity could also affect one’s fertility but preventing obstructive ones should be prioritized.
Retrograde ejaculation occurs when semen flows back into the bladder instead of coming out of it via urethra. There are various reasons behind retrograde ejaculation but when associated with seminal vesicle obstruction-one’s urine will be hazy due accumulation pus cells which replaced normal seminal fluid.
This condition doesn’t pose any serious threat but more testing would diagnose underlying issues confirmed by clinical examination testing.
Q&A: Common questions about Blocked Sperm
Can you feel pain if you have obstructed sperm?
Finding yourself displaying symptoms such as abdominal pains accompanied by painful urination whilst experiencing discomfort during healthy foreplay or penetration- chances are there might be blockage linked to the reproductive tract. Painful urination might be due to an STI infection while obstruction experiences varies.
Is retrograde ejaculation a common side effect of blocked sperm?
A question most persons will ask, the shorter version of the answer is uncommon- but possible occurrences among males who face congenital defects that lead produce altered ejaculation amongst other complications
Can vasectomy cause retrograde ejaculation?
Yes, when vasectomy procedure affects nerve endings responsible for muscle contractions responsible in driving semen outwards making it find it’s way back into bladder compared to leaving the male through urethral opening. Its important that females looking forward towards having children put this into consideration just before opting for any form of assumed permanent methods as Vasectomies cannot 100% guarantee absolute sterility
In conclusion, there are several causes and consequences associated with blocked sperm which can potentially impact fertility among other serious underlying sexual health problems. However early diagnosis partnered by smart thinking regarding our reproductive policies backed up by constant check-ups could revolutionize pregnancies since healthy levels of sperms improve successful child birth frequency.