If you take medications or have health problems that put you at risk of retrograde ejaculation, ask your doctor what you can do to lower your risk.
If you need to have surgery that may affect the bladder neck muscle, such as prostate or bladder surgery, ask about the risk of retrograde ejaculation. If you plan to have children in the future, talk with your doctor about options for preserving semen before the surgery.
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