My husband had a vasectomy about 7 years ago and since then he cannot ejaculate at all. Is this normal?

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More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on May 25, 2020

A vasectomy does not affect ejaculation. You might check on the medicines he is taking as these sometimes have this issue as a side effect.

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

A vasectomy does not affect ejaculation. You might check on the medicines he is taking as these sometimes have this issue as a side effect.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Steven K. Sterzer, MD

Published on Sep 15, 2016

A vasectomy does not interfere with ejaculation. If your husband is not taking any antidepressants (some can lead to ejaculatory failure), then I would be concerned about a psychological issue.

Answered by Steven K. Sterzer, MD (View Profile)

A vasectomy does not interfere with ejaculation. If your husband is not taking any antidepressants (some can lead to ejaculatory failure), then I would be concerned about a psychological issue.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Jeannette M. Potts, MD

Published on Sep 14, 2016

The ejaculate is composed of fluid from the prostate and seminal vesicles. Only a very small portion (5 percent) is spermatic fluid; therefore, most men will not notice the very small decrease of spermatic fluid after vasectomy. It sounds like your spouse has retrograde ejaculation, which is a separate diagnosis. This requires more detailed history and exam.

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Answered by Jeannette M. Potts, MD

The ejaculate is composed of fluid from the prostate and seminal vesicles. Only a very small portion (5 percent) is spermatic fluid; therefore, most men will not notice the very small decrease of spermatic fluid after vasectomy. It sounds like your spouse has retrograde ejaculation, which is a separate diagnosis. This requires more detailed history and exam.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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