Urine analysis after ejaculation is used to detect male infertility causes, especially in patients with hypospermia (i.e. low sperm volume) and screening for retrograde ejaculation.
Retrograde ejaculation refers to the condition where semen enters the bladder rather than leaving the urethra during ejaculation. The result is that there is very little sperm volume (hypospermia) when there is partial retrograde ejaculation or no sperm in the case of complete retrograde ejaculation. The presence of semen in the bladder does not cause any problems.
- Little (hypospermia) or no semen during ejaculation
- Possible infertility
- Blurry urine after ejaculation
Retrograde ejaculation can be caused by previous prostate or urethra surgeries, in patients with diabetes mellitus and neurological conditions (multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, etc), and in patients receiving certain medications used for hypertension treatment and antidepressants.
Laboratory diagnosis of retrograde ejaculation requires that spermatozoa that are normally present in the urethra after ejaculation will have been distinguished from spermatozoa that have moved backwards into the bladder.
Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for the diagnosis and monitoring of all pathological conditions. 70%-80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. Correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased".
Laboratory test results should not be interpreted from the numerical result of a single analysis. Test results should be interpreted in relation to each individual case and family history, clinical findings and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your personal physician should explain the importance of your test results.
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