Electroejaculation

What is this?

Electro-stimulation of the prostate, seminal vesicles and vas in order to expel sperm for fertilisation

What alternatives are there?

Testicular biopsy, surgical sperm retrieval

What to expect before procedure

You will usually be admitted on the same day as your surgery. You will normally receive an appointment for pre-assessment, approximately 14 days before your admission, to assess your general fitness, to screen for the carriage of MRSA and to perform some baseline investigations. After admission, you will be seen by members of the medical team which may include the Consultant, Specialist Registrar, House Officer and your named nurse. You will be asked not to eat or drink for 6 hours before surgery and, immediately before the operation, you may be given a pre-medication by the anaesthetist which will make you dry-mouthed and pleasantly sleepy.

What happens during the procedure?

Normally, a full general anaesthetic will be used and you will be asleep throughout the procedure. The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic because some patients can find the stimulation very uncomfortable.

After the procedure

You may experience discomfort for a few days after the procedure but painkillers will be given to you to take home. The average hospital stay is 2 days.

Potential side effects

Common;

Occasional;

Rare;