Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction (EDO) causes low-volume semen and few or no sperm. Men with EDO may also have painful ejaculation or testicular pain.
The ducts in your vas deferens connect with your seminal vesicles to bring sperm from the testicles to the urethra when you ejaculate. They can be blocked by congenital cysts or scarring from sexually transmitted infections.
1. Drink a lot of water
If a man has a blocked sperm duct, he will have little or no semen (the fluid that comes out of the testicles). Semen needs sperm to fertilise an egg. This condition is called Azoospermia. The cause of this problem is a blockage or inflammation of the tubes that sperm travel along.
Blocked ejaculatory ducts may also cause pain in the penis, scrotum, and perineal region when you orgasm. It can also cause blood in your urine and scrotal fluid. The most common reason for a blocked sperm duct is an infection in the urethra or prostate. Other causes include a blockage in the vas deferens caused by scarring from surgery or frequent urinary tract infections, or a hernia repair that creates a cleft between the urethra and penis.
There are many home remedies for a blocked sperm duct, such as drinking lots of water and avoiding rough contact sports. You can also take supplements that promote fertility, such as horse chestnut, coenzyme Q10, folic acid, and Panax ginseng. You should also avoid taking medications that have been known to reduce sperm production.
2. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables
A blocked sperm duct can be caused by cysts or an underlying medical condition. A specialized surgery can help you remove the obstruction. It is important to get a diagnosis and treatment before the problem worsens. You may need a transrectal ultrasound or an injection of dye to confirm the blockage. A minimally invasive surgical procedure known as a TURD or vasoepididymostomy can be performed to cut out cysts and restore normal function of the epididymis. Another procedure called a microsurgical vasovasostomy can also be used to restore normal function.
Other symptoms of a blocked sperm duct include pain during intercourse, blood in the penis (called hematospermia), and a feeling that your testicles are cold. Some men are born with structural disorders that prevent the sperm ducts from developing properly, such as atresia of a duct or an absence of seminal vesicles. This can be due to genetic factors like those involved in cystic fibrosis. Some blocks are created as a result of surgery for other conditions, such as hernia repair.
Other problems that cause blocked sperm ducts are an enlarged epididymis or a hydrocele. A sperm count can be done to check for these problems.
3. Avoid smoking
A man’s body can make sperm, but if the ducts that transport them are blocked, they will not be released. This can result in azoospermia, or no sperm in the semen that is ejaculated. This is responsible for a large percentage of male infertility. This condition is often not diagnosed because it usually does not cause any symptoms other than pain after ejaculation and abnormal penis discharge that has a peculiar smell.
The cause of a blocked sperm duct is usually related to inflammation or infection. Some medications may also cause a blocked sperm duct, such as antidepressants and muscle relaxants. The symptom of this problem is painful ejaculation and inflammation in the scrotum, prostate, or epididymis.
Fortunately, home remedies can help cure a blocked sperm duct. If you are experiencing a low sperm count and motility, avoid smoking and eating processed meats, such as hot dogs and salami. Processed meats increase oxidation of testosterone, which causes a decrease in sperm production. In addition, a man should not wear tight clothes in the groin area because heat decreases sperm production.
A blocked sperm duct can cause problems with sexual function and fertility. This problem can be caused by a number of things, including ejaculatory duct obstruction (EDO), azoospermia, and pre-testicular conditions that disrupt the hormones needed to make sperm, such as hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.
Ejaculatory ducts connect the seminal vesicles and the vas deferens to the urethra. During sexual arousal, fluid from these ducts mixes with sperm and empties into the urethra as semen. Ejaculatory duct blockage prevents sperm from mixing with the fluid and causes little or no semen to be ejected out of the penis.
The epididymis is a crescent-shaped coiled tube that extends from the testis and joins to the vas deferens. It can grow to be over 20 feet long when uncoiled, and carries the sperm from the sperm-producing testicular tubules into the prostate and seminal vesicles. It is the cause of a significant number of male infertility cases. Symptoms of an epididymal blockage include a foul-smelling penis discharge, difficulty or pain during urination, and low-volume semen. In addition, some men are born with a narrow foreskin (phimosis) that can obstruct the flow of semen out of the penis.
5. Take supplements
Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction (EDO) happens when the ejaculatory duct is completely blocked and sperm cannot escape into the urethra. This is the classic triad of painful ejaculation, low ejaculate volume and azoospermia (blood in the semen). This condition can be caused by congenital cysts that some men are born with or inflammation and scarring from sexually transmitted infections. It can also occur as a result of surgery for benign prostate hyperplasia.
The epididymis is a thin-walled, tightly coiled duct within the scrotum that collects sperm from the sperm production tubules in the testicles. It carries the sperm to the vas deferens, a thicker tube that carries them to the prostate and seminal vesicles. The ejaculatory duct opens at the top of the epididymis where it combines with the fluid semen that comes from the vas deferens and the seminal vesicles and is discharged down the penis into the urethra.
A clogged epididymis is often diagnosed as partial EDO with low ejaculate volume and sperm motility. This can be caused by inflammation and scarring from sexually transmitted infections, surgery for BPH or radical prostatectomy and some medications that relax the sphincter muscles. It can be helped by dietary changes such as increasing the amount of fructose rich foods like apples, berries, watermelons and guava or taking 10 dates soaked in milk each day for 4 hours.