Wondering About Male Reproductive Health? Get Expert Advice!

Wondering About Male Reproductive Health? Get Expert Advice!
Published on, 11 May, 2024. Answered by Dr. Abdelmajeed Saad and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I have a question about the male reproductive system. Is it possible for urine to enter the ejaculatory duct?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


In the male reproductive system, the ejaculatory ducts are separate structures that play a crucial role in ejaculation. These ducts are formed by the union of the vas deferens with the duct of the seminal vesicle. They pass through the prostate gland and ultimately open into the urethra above the seminal colliculus.


During ejaculation, semen, which is a mixture of sperm and seminal fluid, travels through the ejaculatory ducts and into the urethra. From there, it exits the body via the urinary meatus. This process allows for the release of semen during sexual activity.


It is not common for urine to enter the ejaculatory ducts. However, in rare cases, this can occur due to certain conditions. Congenital anomalies, which are abnormalities present at birth, can sometimes lead to the abnormal connection between the urinary and reproductive systems, allowing urine to enter the ejaculatory ducts.


Additionally, strictures in the urethra, which are narrowings or obstructions in the urethral passage, can cause urine to flow backward into the ejaculatory ducts. Genital infections and inflammation can also contribute to this issue by causing disruptions in the normal flow of urine.


Overall, while it is not common, urine can enter the ejaculatory ducts in certain circumstances.




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