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Can Premature Ejaculation Cause Miscarriage?

Nov 16, 2017 Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation (PE) is when a man ejaculates within 90 seconds of having sexual intercourse.  A miscarriage is when a foetus is expelled from the womb because it is not viable.  Both events cause great distress and there are a variety of reasons why they occur. It is highly unlikely that ejaculating too soon during sex causes miscarriages. Pregnancy can still occur if sperm is able to travel to the cervix and the woman is ovulating.  PE makes conception more complicated but it is possible.   Underlying health conditions can cause miscarriages and premature ejaculation but they are not mutually exclusive.  If a child is conceived as a result of PE and a miscarriage occurs it is likely to be an unhappy coincidence.

Cause Of Miscarriage

Miscarriages occur for many different reasons.  Sometimes there is no reason to explain why a pregnancy failed.  If the miscarriage occurs during the first trimester (3 months) the cause is likely to be complications with the foetus involving chromosomes.  The age of the mother, obesity, smoking and drinking and problems with the placenta cause miscarriages. 75% of miscarriages occur during this time period. If the baby is lost during the next three months (second trimester) an underlying health condition in the mother is possibly the cause.  Conditions such as; diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, kidney disease and thyroid issues may trigger a miscarriage. Infections like rubella and slapped cheek syndrome are dangerous to unborn babies.   Food poisoning and some medication also cause miscarriages. Fibroids, weakened cervix and polycystic ovary syndrome may cause second-trimester miscarriages because the structure of the womb is altered. Late miscarriages may occur due to the amniotic fluid getting infected or the womb opening too soon.  Many women blame themselves for causing the loss of their unborn child when they haven’t done anything wrong at all.  Losing a baby is very upsetting and parents grieve for the child they will never see growing up.   Often women who miscarry go on to have a successful pregnancy afterwards.  If you miscarry three times you will be referred to a specialist to ascertain the cause.

Premature Ejaculation and Fertility

Clinically premature ejaculation doesn’t affect fertility as conception can still occur. However psychologically PE has a major impact on the quality of a relationship. Intimacy can wane because the woman can feel unloved and frustrated.  The man may lose his confidence and refrain from having intercourse altogether.   Lack of intercourse decreases the chances of a sperm fertilizing an egg.  This is why it is imperative that couples seek medical advice to overcome erectile dysfunction.  There are two types of PE, primary and secondary.  The first type happens the first time sexual activity occurs and is more difficult to treat.  While the second type suddenly happens after many years of positive sexual experiences. Treatment involves practical methods that help the man to delay his orgasm.  Masturbating before sex can help improve PE. Antidepressants like Priligy taken a couple of hours before intercourse helps to treat premature ejaculation.  Couples who work together to overcome PE can regain a happy love life and boost their relationship. Premature ejaculation and miscarriage may be a sign of underlying health conditions so it is important that you visit your doctor to determine the cause.  To review and purchase treatment for erectile dysfunction please click here.

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