What is Aspermia?

What is Aspermia?

Aspermia is a condition that is a major cause of male infertility which prevents the release of semen. A man with aspermia does not have low sperm counts but the ejaculated fluid as a whole is absent. The treatment for this condition depends on the underlying cause and the detailed diagnosis. Men affected by this condition may reach orgasm with the absence of ejaculation.

The condition can be attributed to a number of factors such as retrograde ejaculation, ejaculatory duct obstruction, and anejaculation. In some cases, aspermia occurs as a result of surgical procedures done in the past, by nerve damage caused by disease or congenital cysts which can all be treated.

Symptoms of Aspermia

The major symptom is the complete absence of semen after ejaculation. There are also a few other symptoms that indicate that a man could be suffering from the condition:

  • Blood content in semen, if at all present
  • Anejaculation
  • Pain in the scrotum, genital pain, and urinary pain
  • Hazy urine after intercourse

Risks in Aspermia

Aspermia comes with a few risk factors that need to be given attention along with the treatment for this condition. Risk factors include:

  • Inflammation of the prostate gland
  • Congenital disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinsons disease
  • Partial blocking to the urethra
  • Testicular trauma

Prevention of Aspermia

Urinary tract infections can increase the possibility of an ejaculatory obstruction and hence should be treated with antibiotics after the onset of an infection. This can prevent aspermia due to blockage of the track to an extent. However, there is no way to prevent the remaining causes.

Treatment for Aspermia

This condition can be treated with a number of processes based on the detailed cause of the condition. The treatment options include surgical procedures, anti-infection and artificial insemination. The inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile woman can be corrected with the help of assistive reproductive procedures such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injections.