Male infertility is defined as any issue that lowers the male’s chances of getting his female partner pregnant. One-third of infertility cases results in the male being problem. Although there may be many causes, typically it due to problems with sperm production or delivery. Sperm problems can stem from hereditary issues, lifestyle choices and certain illnesses and infections. Diagnosing male infertility can be difficult. First, your doctor will get a full medical history and physical exam as well as blood work and semen tests. Learn more about male infertility on Urology Health website.
Typically there are no physical symptoms of male infertility. The obvious sign of male infertility is the inability to impregnate your female partner after one year of regular sex without birth control. We can provide tests for both partners to determine the cause of the infertility.
For males, infertility in diagnosed by analyzing semen samples and checking sperm count, uniformity and its acidity. We will also check how well they move and their shape.
We can also run blood tests and other diagnostic testing to detect health problems with your reproductive system.
With that in mind, some symptoms you can look out for that may impact male fertility includes:
Sexual function problems such as reduced sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, lower volume of fluid on ejaculation, pain or swelling in the testicle area, abnormal male breast growth or decreased facial or body hair.
How we can help
Male infertility can be frustrating for families but it is a well understood condition and there are many treatments available most on an outpatient procedure. The beginning steps are to determine the cause which may take some time. Austin Urological Associates is committed to the best and latest treatments and procedures to help you and your family. Contact us for an appointment at (512) 476-6060
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