Reduced semen volume after prostate biopsy, anyone encounter same result?

Jowcol Jowcol
I don't mean the expected 'red' ejaculate you develop for up to several weeks after the biopsy because of blood being mixed in with the semen. I mean that before I had the biopsy, my ejaculate was normally a good 2 to 3 teaspoonfuls, volumewise.

Now, when I have an orgasm, although I still feel the same pleasurable sensation associated with orgasmic muscle contractions, I hardly ejaculate any semen at all, maybe a drop or two at most.

My urologist said that no one has ever complained of this to him before and that perhaps it's just a blockage that will work itself out over time. He massaged my prostate and said it felt normal and examined a drop of fluid that the massaging produced under his microscope and said it looked perfectly normal to him.

He did speculate that maybe this actually happens to lots of men after they have prostate biopssies, but, being men, they may just be too shy to talk about it.

I'm just looking for some answers and reasonable explanations. I miss my old self. Has anyone else ever experienced a similar reduction in semen volume after a prostate biopsy? If so, how long does it last, and, did your ejaculate volume slowly increase back to normal over time?

The biopsy was negative by the way, so good news there. Thanks for any feedback or comments.
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kendra30752 kendra30752
Wow. That is very strange that there's such a drastically small amount than before. Hmm... I wish I could be of more help, but I am female and have not ever heard of this before. Any pain? BPH and Prostatitus can cause these issues, but I think they come with pain. I know you're usually given an antibiotic to get over those things (I think anyways) so what I would do if you think it could be anything along those lines or any inflammation at all, is try taking aloe vera. I know that it sounds crazy, but it's truly the best thing for any kind of inflammation/infection . Aloe vera is anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, etc. I have some yucky issues with endometriosis that came accompanied with years of IBS & aloe is the only thing that brought me back to a normal person who could live a real life. I would try it for sure. It helps EVERYTHING! At least do a search on some of your symptoms and how aloe may benefit. You'd really be surprised.

Maybe it's caused inflammation and that COULD be something? Although inflammation doesn't seem like it'd make such a difference in that area, but I suppose if your testicles are really inflammed and irritated they could be producing less semen. Does that sound likely to you? I am sorry to hear that you are going through this though

I definitely think it should go back to normal if your biopsy showed positive results. I don't see any reason for it to be permanant if nothing is damaged. I do hope the results are good?

What about BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)? Prostatitus? Anything there? No enlarged prostate? I am pretty sure those things alone (BPH or Prostatitus) can cause less forceful ejaculation as well as a reduction in the amount.

Sorry I don't have any answers. I do hope you'll at least see if aloe vera has any benefit for your symptoms though. I used to take the aloe pills, but was using the expensive ones as the cheap brands aren't that good and they got really expensive. So over the summer I bought a mature plant $9 and have recently gotten 2 babies for $3 and they're almost medium sized now. Anyway, I cut them up, prepare and swallow a small chunk each day just like a pill. Seriously, it's like a miracle plant. Works for thousands of conditions from serious to minor!
08/05/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
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Originally posted by Jowcol
I don't mean the expected 'red' ejaculate you develop for up to several weeks after the biopsy because of blood being mixed in with the semen. I mean that before I had the biopsy, my ejaculate was normally a good 2 to 3 teaspoonfuls, ... More
It's a known side effect that from more serious prostate surgery the ejaculate can head in the opposite direction and end up in the bladder, but I wouldn't have thought that would occur from something as relatively minor as a biopsy.

It's possible that the prostate has been been irritated by having a chunk cut out of it, and as a result has reduced its normal function while it concentrates on healing fully. I'd just wait it out a while, perhaps lay off the sex/masturbation for a few weeks and give it a chance for a good quantity to build up.
08/05/2012
Jowcol Jowcol
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Originally posted by kendra30752
Wow. That is very strange that there's such a drastically small amount than before. Hmm... I wish I could be of more help, but I am female and have not ever heard of this before. Any pain? BPH and Prostatitus can cause these issues, but I think ... More
Thanks for the feedback. That's an interesting idea you have there about the aloe. I never would have thought of that. I don't think my condition is caused by inflammation though. I am 63 and get a PSA test at least once a year to keep tabs on whether the numbers are steady or rising.

I've had BPH, swollen prostate, for several years and have learned to live with it. I have difficulty voiding and take 8mg of doxazosine daily to help with that. I also get routine checkups with my urologist and generally try to stay healthy overall.

There is no pain associated my hopefully temporary situation. I have a friend 10 years younger who is having radiation treatment because they did find cancer in his prostate. I asked him about it and he said it was probably nothing to worry about. He said that when you get a biopsy of your prostate it pisses off your dick and it takes a while for your dick to stop being mad at you.

He's very colorful but I think he may be right. I just wonder if I'm not producing as much semen as I was before or if I am but it's being diverted and going elsewhere, like maybe my bladder as suggested by the other person who responded. If that were happening though, wouldn't my urine look a bit cloudy in the toilet after I urinated?

I'm certainly no expert. Thanks for the thoughtful replies. Maybe I need to not masturbate as frequently and see if a larger volume builds up as was also suggested.
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