What does weak ejaculation mean?
As males age, semen volume and strength of ejaculation can decrease, causing weak ejaculation.
There are different things that can lead to weak ejaculation. Weakened pelvic muscles can decrease the force of ejaculation. Low testosterone levels may also be at fault. Declining levels of testosterone or an issue with testosterone production in the testicles can also occur with age. It’s also possible to have blockages in the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles or in the penis, which can prevent all of the semen from being ejaculated during orgasm.
There’s also an ejaculatory dysfunction condition called retrograde ejaculation, which is when some or all of the semen travels back towards the bladder instead of being released out of the penis. Medical problems like uncontrolled diabetes or nerve diseases can cause retrograde ejaculation.
Infections like gonorrhea, when not well-treated, can inhibit sperm production or health, which can lead to scarring that blocks sperm from passing.
Lastly, certain medications, like those to treat an enlarged prostate gland, high blood pressure, and depression, or health conditions such as diabetes, can cause ejaculatory issues.
If someone notices a big change in their ejaculation volume, it’s worth their time to see a health care provider. Some ejaculatory problems can be reversed, but others are permanent.