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Ejaculation Disorder

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Ejaculation is the act in which the semen is able to be emitted from the penis, and is often the result of a sexual act. Ejaculation is a healthy and normal part of the male reproductive cycle, but there are ejaculation disorders that men can suffer from. Inland Empire men who believe that they may have an ejaculation disorder should monitor their symptoms and discuss their experiences with Dr. Pedram Ilbeigi.

Rancho Mirage patients should note that there are treatment options available should they have one of these disorders.

What Are Common Ejaculation Disorders That Men Can Suffer From?

Retrograde Ejaculation — Retrograde ejaculation is a disorder that causes the semen to move into the bladder rather than out of the urethra. There are several causes of this condition. Commonly, this condition is a side effect of bladder neck surgery. In addition, it can be the result of congenital condition. Neurologic disorders can cause this condition to develop in men, and some pharmaceutical products can result in this ejaculation disorder. In order to confirm that this condition has developed in the patient, the urologist will take a urine sample from the patient. If there is semen in the urine sample, then the disorder can be properly diagnosed. There are several treatment options available, depending on the cause of the condition. If it caused by a pharmaceutical product, typically eliminating that medication from the patient’s regimen will reverse the condition.


Neurologic issues that cause this disorder can be difficult to treat, but there are options available. A person who has this condition as a result of anatomical issues cannot be cured. If they are hoping to initiate a pregnancy with their partner, their sperm will have to be harvested from the urine.


Premature Ejaculation — This is a common ejaculation disorder, with as many as 30 percent of men reporting that they have experienced it within their lifetime.

Premature ejaculation is a condition in which a man ejaculates with little or no sexual stimulation. It can be caused by both psychological and physical factors, and treatment options include therapy exercises as well as prescription medications.

Ejaculation seems like a simple concept, but it is actually a complex function of the human body. In order to properly ejaculate, several muscular and neurological events must occur properly and in sequence. Men should not ignore or deny symptoms of ejaculation disorders as this can cause more complications and often can result in more stress. Men who feel that their issue should be discussed with a doctor should set up an appointment with an expert urologist. This is the best way to identify the root cause of the ejaculation disorder and create a treatment plan that is effective.

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