Blockage in the ejaculatory duct - Causes of Male Infertility
The ejaculatory duct is the part of the male reproductive system which enables sperm to travel from the epididymis to the ejaculatory fluid.
The ejaculatory duct consists of the epididymi and the vas deferens. The epididymi are two coiled tubes which store and transport sperm from the testes. This sperm then moves from the epididymi to the vas deferens, ready for ejaculation.
This is a straightforward process but in a small percentage of cases this duct becomes blocked which prevents the sperm from reaching your partner’s egg in order to fertilise it.
A blockage can be caused by a groin injury, congenital defect, vasectomy or a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Surgery is required to remove the blockage and this generally has a high success rate.
Male Infertility Guide Index:
- Hormone disorders
- Abnormal/low sperm count
- Genetic disorders
- Disease or trauma to the testicles
- Blockage in the ejaculatory duct
- Lifestyle issues
- Environmental issues (exposure to toxins etc)
- Prescription medicines
- Failure to ejaculate
- Medical conditions
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