What is Post Ejaculation Urinalysis?
Post ejaculation urinalysis or PEU is a test performed to check the presence of sperm in the urine which is caused by a condition called as retrograde ejaculation. In retrograde ejaculation, the semen flows back to the bladder instead of flowing out through the urinary meatus at the moment of ejaculation. This results in aspermia or no apparent ejaculation during sexual intercourse.
When is PEU Recommended?
If a man is not able to impregnate his partner, then the doctor first recommends a sperm analysis. As per the findings of the sperm analysis report, if the person is affected by aspermia or no ejacualation so for confirmation the doctor performs a post ejaculation urinalysis of the patient.
How is Post Ejaculation Urinalysis Done?
Before performing the PEU on a patient, he is asked to come prepared in the following ways:
- Abstain from intercourse or ejaculation for 2 to 5 days before the PEU test
- Urinate without emptying the bladder completely.
- Wait for half-an-hour
- Masturbate and produce an ejaculation into the specimen container
- Soon after ejaculation, urinate and keep the sample in another sterile container containing culture medium
Both the samples will be sent for a chemical, physical, and microscopic examination. The samples will be centrifuged and the cells present in them will be precipitated. If the sperm cells are seen in the urine sample then the patient will be diagnosed with retrograde ejaculation.
Retrograde ejaculation is one of the cause of male infertility and a post ejaculation urinalysis can easily diagnose this condition. This could help the doctor to provide with proper medications and possible treatments.