There is prejudiced perception in our society that infertility problems are only related to female, but the fact is only two-fifth of the infertility issues are due to female. Other infertility problems are due to problem in both the husband and wife or male infertility. We at Nurture Clinic not only deal with women infertility issues but also offer support and treatment for male infertility through our various donor programs and treatment methods.
What is Male Infertility?
Male infertility is a condition where conceiving a child is not possible due to some problem with the man. A man's fertility is determined by quantity and quality of his sperm. If a man has low sperm count or has poor quality sperms, it becomes difficult for his partner to conceive. Other male infertility issues are due to low mobility of sperm or morphological deformity of sperm. Male patients with primary testicular failure can also have infertility issues. There are no clear signs or symptoms to diagnose male infertility. When a couple fails to conceive after a long period of trying for a baby, both partners are tested for infertility. Tests are the only way to diagnose male infertility.
Common Causes of Male Infertility
There are many causes which can make a man infertile. Physical problems preventing normal sperm ejaculation in semen, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) or other infections, autoimmune problems, excess use of alcohol and prolonged used of certain drugs can cause male infertility. Morphological deformity of sperm or poor quality, prolonged illness, certain medical problems also contribute in male infertility. Injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices also affect male fertility. Males may have infertility issues due to old age or hormonal disturbances too.
Tests for Male Infertility
A semen analysis is done to diagnose male infertility. Semen quality is used as a measuring scale of male fertility. It also determines sperm count, mobility of sperm or any other morphological defect in sperm. Better quality of sperm increases chances of pregnancy in the partner whereas poor quality of sperm makes it difficult to conceive for the partner. Other lifestyle choices such as smoking, excess use of alcohol are also noted down. A man’s medical history and family history is also considered to find out any chronic medical condition or genetic problem.
Treatment of Male Infertility
Our clinic also deals with male infertility. In case of hormone related problems medications are used for treatment. Men having infertility due to life style choices are helped with lifestyle management. Other treatment methods include Microsurgery, Vasectomy reversal, Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA), Micro Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA), and Testicular Sperm Biopsy (TESE).