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Male infertility

Overview of Male infertility

Male infertility refers to male health issues that lead to the inability to conceive a child. 13% of couples cannot get pregnant even with unprotected sex. According to urology specialists in Delhi, the inability to conceive a child can be sad and stressful for the couple in question. However, it is not a cause for worry because there are various treatments available for male infertility.

Visit a urology hospital in Delhi if you have not been able to conceive a baby after regular unprotected sex for a year or more.

What are the common symptoms of male infertility?

The main symptom of male infertility is the inability to have a baby. However, few other signs may indicate infertility. These include -

  • Reduced sexual desire
  • Pain or swelling in the testicles
  • Small, firm testicles
  • Issues with ejaculation
  • Difficulty maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)
  • Abnormal breast growth
  • Decreased facial and body hair
  • Low sperm count

What are the causes of male infertility?

Various causes that lead to infertility in men include -

  • Ineffective sperm production
  • Low sperm count
  • Issues with the shape of the sperm
  • Issues with the sperm movement (both the wiggling motion of the sperm and its movement through the tubes of the male reproductive system)
  • Premature ejaculation

Some other medical conditions that may cause male infertility include -

  • Retrograde ejaculation (when semen goes into your bladder instead of ejaculating out of the penis)
  • Varicocele (swollen veins around the testicles)
  • Testicles that haven’t descended into the scrotum (sac of skin that hangs between the legs at the front of the pelvis)
  • Immunologic infertility (having antibodies that destroy your sperms)
  • Low testosterone (male sex hormone) production
  • Cancers and tumors that affect male reproductive organs
  • Genetic defects

When is the right time to see a doctor?

You should see a urology doctor near you if you have not been able to conceive a child even after a year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.

Also, if you experience any symptoms, please consult a fertility specialist near you.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, Delhi. 

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Risk factors associated with male infertility

Various risk factors that may lead to infertility in men include -

  • Old age
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Obesity
  • Exposure to toxic metals, pesticides, and herbicides
  • Prior vasectomy

Possible complications due to male infertility

Complications due to male infertility may include -

  • Stress
  • Relationship difficulties related to pregnancy
  • Expensive reproductive techniques
  • Increased risk of colon cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer

Various treatment options for male infertility

In cases of problems with conceiving a child, both man and woman must test for infertility. This will help in narrowing down the complications and save you from unnecessary discomfort.

The urology specialists in Delhi may recommend different treatment options that include -

  • Surgery: It can fix problems that prevent sperm from being present in the ejaculate. In some cases, sperm is directly retrieved from the testicles using different techniques. Surgery also treats varicocele. 
  • Medication:  Medications may treat infections that affect sperm count. Sometimes your doctor may recommend medicines to treat issues like hormonal imbalance, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation.
  • Assisted reproductive technology (ART): As the name suggests, ART handles sperm and eggs outside the body. It includes treatments such as IVF (in-vitro fertilization). IVF involves fertilizing eggs from a female ovary with sperm and transferring the embryo to the female uterus.

Sperm for ART treatments can be obtained from ejaculation, surgical extraction, or a donor.

If you plan to take an infertility treatment, request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, Delhi. Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Conclusion

Male infertility is one of the biggest reasons that keep the couple from having a baby. Fortunately, the condition is treatable and not a cause for undue worry or despair. There are many treatment options availble for male infertility. Depending on the cause of infertility, the doctor suggests different methods of treatment.

However, there are a few cases when a man cannot have a baby. In such cases, the doctor might suggest that the couple consider sperm donation or child adoption.

References:

https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/signs-of-infertility#Common-Signs-of-Infertility-in-Men-
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/male-infertility/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20374780
https://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/male-fertility-test#2-4

Can bodybuilding steroids cause infertility?

Yes, steroids may lower the testosterone levels in your body. Testosterone is the male sex hormone responsible for sperm production.

How does smoking affect fertility?

Research shows that smoking harms the DNA of sperm cells, makes them slow and smaller in size. It may also affect the seminal fluid ejaculated with sperm.

Is surgery the only option to treat infertility in men?

No, there are other treatments as well. Depending on the cause of infertility, your doctor may suggest surgery, IVF, or put you on medication.

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