What are the Causes of Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction?

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In this modern era, the issue of ejaculatory duct obstruction is very common in men. A condition in which the male reproductive organs become very weak and infertile is called Ejaculatory duct obstruction. It is a condition in which males’ ejaculatory ducts become completely and partially damaged. 

Definition of male ejaculatory duct.

Male ejaculatory duct obstruction is a condition in which the male reproductive parts get damaged and blocked. It can be partially and completely damaged. These ducts are important for travelling the semen from the seminal vesicles or testes into the urethra while ejaculating. These problems further lead to many other issues like infertility and sexual dysfunction.  

Causes of the Ejaculatory duct obstruction. 

There are several causes of Ejaculatory duct obstruction. 

  • Congenital Anomalies: Some people are born with some structural abnormalities in the reproductive tract that can cause ejaculatory duct obstruction. These abnormalities include cysts, diverticula, and many more issues in the ducts. 
  • Infection: Inflammation or infections of the male reproductive system, like prostatitis and seminal vesiculitis. It leads to scarring and blockages in the ejaculatory ducts.
  • Inflammatory Conditions: The pelvic region can affect the ejaculatory ducts is a Chronic inflammatory condition. 
  • Trauma or Surgery: Previous surgeries and trauma to the area of the pelvis, like prostate and bladder surgery. It can cause scarring or damage in the ejaculatory ducts. It also leads to obstruction. 
  • Cysts and Calculi: The availability of cysts or stones is responsible for blocking the passage of semen in the ejaculatory ducts. The obstructions can be a result of different factors. It includes inflammation and the deposition of different elements. 
  • Congenital Cystic Dilatation: A few individuals have a congenital condition. The condition is known as the cystic dilatation of the ejaculatory ducts. The ducts become enlarged and obstructed.
  • Idiopathic Causes: the cause of ejaculatory duct obstruction can not be identified clearly, and the term is called idiopathic. It means that the obstruction occurs without an apparent underlying cause.

What are the symptoms of the ejaculatory duct obstruction? 

There are numerous signs of ejaculatory duct obstruction. Patients may feel different signs 

during the problems. It is a condition that stops the travelling of semen from the testes. 

  • Pain during ejaculation: the reproductive obstruction and inflammation in the ducts of ejaculatory can cause pain while ejaculating. 
  • Blood in semen: the medical term for blood in semen is hematospermia. Several reasons are responsible for the blood in semen, like infections, inflammation, and other issues affecting the ejaculatory duct.
  • Fertility issues: the blockages and obstructions in the ejaculatory duct can affect the transportation of the sperm. It is the reason for fertility in males. 
  • Urinary symptoms: the location of the ejaculatory ducts near the bladder. Patients may feel pain during urination. 

Treatment of the ejaculatory duct obstruction. 

Many treatment plans can treat the problem of EDO. 

  • Medicines: the drugs for antibiotics and anti-inflammatories are advised by the doctor to the patients when the patients have any infection in the ducts of the ejaculatory obstruction.
  • Transurethral resection of the ejaculatory ducts: Transurethral resection of the ejaculatory ducts is a surgical procedure. It is beneficial to remove the cyst and obstruction from the ejaculatory ducts. 
  • Balloon dilation: it is a procedure that is used to broaden the passage of the Ejaculatory duct to inflate the balloon in the passage. 
  • Assisted reproductive techniques: It is a procedure that is similar to the IVF treatment. 

For Every reproductive problem, infertility treatments are lucrative. The IVF treatments provide you with different benefits and drawbacks. Sometimes, the body gets very weak after the IVF treatment. Dr. Sumita Sofat IVF Hospital, the best IVF Centre in Punjab, provides you with different benefits and risk factors of in Vitro fertility.

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