Sexual Health Q&A

What causes retrograde ejaculation?

Medications and medication side effects. Psychiatric drugs and medicines for high blood pressure and enlarged prostate can cause problems.

Radiation. If a man has radiation therapy, such as for prostate cancer, he might develop retrograde ejaculation.

Surgery. Some procedures, such as prostate surgery, bladder surgery, and surgery on the lower spine can cause damage to bladder muscles or nerves.

Nerve damage. Diabetes and multiple sclerosis can affect the nerves of the bladder.