It has been 7 days after my vasectomy and I don’t have any semen when I orgasm. Is this normal?

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

This is not the norm and will probably correct itself soon. A vasectomy removes the sperm from the ejaculate and this represents less than 10% of the volume. The majority of the semen comes from the prostate and seminal vesicle and these are not affected by the vasectomy. Some medicines can cause this and one of which is Flomax.

Published on May 21, 2017

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

This is not the norm and will probably correct itself soon. A vasectomy removes the sperm from the ejaculate and this represents less than 10% of the volume. The majority of the semen comes from the prostate and seminal vesicle and these are not affected by the vasectomy. Some medicines can cause this and one of which is Flomax.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

After a vasectomy you should have no changes in the amount of fluid experienced during ejaculation

Published on Jun 23, 2015

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Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

After a vasectomy you should have no changes in the amount of fluid experienced during ejaculation

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

There is absolutely no Scientific or anatomic connection between your vasectomy and the amount of semen that comes out at climax.

The testicles barely contribute a single drop at the time of ejaculation where as it is the prostate and seminal vesicles, the male accessory sex glands, that secrete the majority of the volume of semen.

If you are diabetic you could be experiencing retrograde ejaculation.

Published on Jun 23, 2015

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Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

There is absolutely no Scientific or anatomic connection between your vasectomy and the amount of semen that comes out at climax.

The testicles barely contribute a single drop at the time of ejaculation where as it is the prostate and seminal vesicles, the male accessory sex glands, that secrete the majority of the volume of semen.

If you are diabetic you could be experiencing retrograde ejaculation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Neil H. Baum, MD

After you have a vasectomy, there should be no change in your semen volume. The only change is that no sperm is seen under the microscope. Sperm makes up only 5% of the ejaculate or the fluid coming out of the penis at the time orgasm. Therefore, it is unlikely that you will notice any change in the volume of the ejaculate. However, it does require approximately 15 ejaculations to remove all the sperm from the vas and you need to have the doctor examine the specimen using a microscope before you are considered sterile. It is highly likely that semen will return when you have an orgasm.

Published on Jun 23, 2015

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Answered by Neil H. Baum, MD

After you have a vasectomy, there should be no change in your semen volume. The only change is that no sperm is seen under the microscope. Sperm makes up only 5% of the ejaculate or the fluid coming out of the penis at the time orgasm. Therefore, it is unlikely that you will notice any change in the volume of the ejaculate. However, it does require approximately 15 ejaculations to remove all the sperm from the vas and you need to have the doctor examine the specimen using a microscope before you are considered sterile. It is highly likely that semen will return when you have an orgasm.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Larry I. Lipshultz, MD

One should notice no difference in your ejaculate after a vasectomy. The testes only contribute < 5% to your ejaculate volume. Be sure you are not taking any other medications that can change your ejaculate, such as MEDS for better urination.

Published on Jun 23, 2015

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Answered by Larry I. Lipshultz, MD

One should notice no difference in your ejaculate after a vasectomy. The testes only contribute < 5% to your ejaculate volume. Be sure you are not taking any other medications that can change your ejaculate, such as MEDS for better urination.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

No it is not normal, Vasectomy has nothing to do with ejaculation problem. You may feel as though you have less quantity of semen but should have normal orgasm

Published on Jun 23, 2015

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Answered by Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

No it is not normal, Vasectomy has nothing to do with ejaculation problem. You may feel as though you have less quantity of semen but should have normal orgasm

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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