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Not done for cancerous reasons.
No I haven't had a semen analysis.
The short answer is 'no': I experience a feeling of orgasm, but without any ejaculate. There can be a few drops of pre-ejaculate during foreplay.
If I understood correctly the explanation I was given by the consultant at the time of the operation was that the semen is 're-routed' into the urinary tract and could be 'retrieved' by 'washing it out' of the urine if required for insemination. I seem to recall the consultant saying it was unlikely there would be any semen ejaculated during intercourse, but that this couldn't be 100% guaranteed.
What risk am I running of a pregnancy arising from having unprotected sex with my partner after she comes off the pill in a few months time? What steps would you advise to ensure we avoid pregnancy?
(My query arose from the need to ensure that I would not bring on an unwanted pregnancy, rather than to use sperm retrieved from urine for purposes of insemination.)
One further query: If "the only way you will be able to father a child with your sperm is...to do a washing of your urine after you ejaculate", how is it possible for "any amount of semen - however minute - to come out" during intercourse? I assume that the only way this would be possible would be through what I referred to as 'pre-ejaculate' - meaning a drop or two of clear mucous substance of egg-white consistency that is occasionally is evident during sexual arousal. Are you saying there is a risk of this having sperm content? How can this substance contain sperm if all the sperm has been 're-routed' to the bladder to be passed out in my urine?
I found the exchanges to the point, clear, sympathetic in manner. Thank you very much.