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    Hi all,

    I haven't been on here in a very long time. Last month I had the 5-year all clear after many, many issues battling testicular cancer.
    Lost the first one in 2011, had 3BEP+1EP right after the left IO. Lost the remaining one in 2013, had RPLND about 6 months later, and then 3TIP, towards the end of the same year.

    Now, after so many ups and downs during the treatment, and being on TRT for 6 years, having to occasionally use Viagra to successfully perform in bed, I came to a very sad realization that the orgasm just doesn't feel right anymore, since, as a consequence of RPLND, I experience retrograde ejaculation. I am very thankful I am still alive and healthy today. I really appreciate everything I have in my life. But I always wonder if it's actually appropriate to think of the quality of life when you go through so much to stay alive. Are you a hypocrite? Are you being cynical if you want more?

    The process of semen going out of the penis is actually a very important part of orgasm, and it kind of makes it a "full" experience. It is beyond me how no one ever successfully researched ways to do something about the retrograde ejaculation, in a world still dominated by men.

    Anywho, I did some digging online, and I ran into this article. I wasn't sure what part of the Forum to post it in, so Moderators, if you find a better section of the Forum, please move the topic there.

    The article is about collagen injections into the bladder neck and apparently the retrograde ejaculation was gone after this minimally invasive treatment.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29312842

  • #2
    Sorry to hear you had such a battle to stay on this planet awhile longer. I hope I'm wrong but I was under the impression that if one had a nerve sparing RPLND one would know in a year or so as to whether the retrograde was permanent. And if it was a full bi-lateral without nerve sparing then there would be nothing to wait for. But it would be great if this treatment somehow reversed it.

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    • #3
      The article is talking about treating someone with congenital retro, not a surgically caused retro,although I don't understand all the med speak, it doesn't sound like it would work for nerve damage. Personally, I never felt like there was any difference in my ejaculation experience, other than the convenience of nothing to clean up ;o)
      Last edited by Davepet; 05-28-19, 09:34 PM.
      Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
      Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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      • #4
        Sometimes it feels quite uncomfortable actually. Sometimes I feel like there is some sort of contraction going on in side my lower abdomen, in line with the root of my penis.
        Also, sometimes a few drops do come out, but I still haven't figured out when nor how. Also, sometimes more than a few drops come out if I am standing. But again, all those things happen sporadically and I can't figure it out.
        The article does talk about congenital RE, however at the end of it it also states that it could be used for acquired RE. That's the reason why I posted it here. Is RE after the RPLND surgery considered as acquired?
        Don't know who I could reach out to.

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        • #5
          I would consider it "acquired" but this treatment does no treat nerve damage, which is the cause of post RPLND retro, so it seems to my (non medical mind) to not be likely to be useful, but I'm not a doc.

          You might want to talk to your doc about your discomfort on ejaculation, it hasn't been reported here that i can recall.....
          Last edited by Davepet; 05-28-19, 09:46 PM.
          Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
          Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BJ7999 View Post
            Hi all,

            I haven't been on here in a very long time. Last month I had the 5-year all clear after many, many issues battling testicular cancer.
            Lost the first one in 2011, had 3BEP+1EP right after the left IO. Lost the remaining one in 2013, had RPLND about 6 months later, and then 3TIP, towards the end of the same year.

            Now, after so many ups and downs during the treatment, and being on TRT for 6 years, having to occasionally use Viagra to successfully perform in bed, I came to a very sad realization that the orgasm just doesn't feel right anymore, since, as a consequence of RPLND, I experience retrograde ejaculation. I am very thankful I am still alive and healthy today. I really appreciate everything I have in my life. But I always wonder if it's actually appropriate to think of the quality of life when you go through so much to stay alive. Are you a hypocrite? Are you being cynical if you want more?

            The process of semen going out of the penis is actually a very important part of orgasm, and it kind of makes it a "full" experience. It is beyond me how no one ever successfully researched ways to do something about the retrograde ejaculation, in a world still dominated by men.

            Anywho, I did some digging online, and I ran into this article. I wasn't sure what part of the Forum to post it in, so Moderators, if you find a better section of the Forum, please move the topic there.

            The article is about collagen injections into the bladder neck and apparently the retrograde ejaculation was gone after this minimally invasive treatment.

            https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29312842
            You've had a hell of war, but I'm glad you've made it through! You're not being a hypocrite for wanting "full" quality of life. Not in the least! Now, to quote Mick Jagger, "We can't always get what we want...", but there is nothing wrong with wanting more. Best of luck!

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