Suprapubic bladder aspiration: A novel method in the diagnosis of retrograde ejaculation

UZUN H., Akc N., Huener M., Soenmez B., Yueksel A. O., oezsag Y. o.

REVISTA INTERNACIONAL DE ANDROLOGIA, vol.20, no.3, pp.189-195, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.androl.2021.02.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-195
  • Keywords: Infertility, Retrograde ejaculation, Suprapubic bladder aspiration, Post-ejaculatory urine, Ejaculation, MANAGEMENT, SPERM, URINE, MEN
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction and objectives: To investigate the role of suprapubic bladder aspiration (SBA) in the diagnosis of retrograde ejaculation (RE) which is diagnosed with the observation of sperm in post-ejaculatory urine (PEU). However, sperm is also observed in PEU after the wash out of the retained ejaculate in the urethra with the expulsion of urine in several subjects. Therefore,detection of sperm in PEU in the diagnosis of RE is problematic and a better method is needed to overcome the ambiguity of positive PEU and to identify which patient experience true RE.