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Male Infertility Treatment & Diagnostics in C Scheme, Jaipur

Male Infertility

If we try to statistically view the problem of infertility at hand, we will see that every 1 in 7 couples is infertile. It means if the couple is trying to conceive for more than 12 months and are unsuccessful. When a couple is infertile, it can be because of either partner. However, if it is male infertility, the reason can be low sperm count, abnormal sperm production, or non-delivery of the sperm to the semen (fluid ejaculated after sexual activity).

What are the Symptoms of Infertility?

One of the main symptoms of infertility is inability to conceive. So, if you have been trying for a child for more than a year unsuccessfully, it is time to go consult with specialists at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur. In some cases, infertility can be caused because of an underlying medical disorder. If that’s the case, some of the noticeable symptoms include;

  • Problems with a sexual activity where you might find it difficult to maintain an erection, ejaculate small amounts of semen, low sex drive or difficulty maintaining an erection
  • Pain or swelling in the testicles
  • Lump in the testicles
  • Going through frequent respiratory infections
  • Losing the ability to smell
  • Abnormal breast growth
  • Reduction of facial or body hair
  • Low sperm count

When to See a Doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?

Aforementioned, it is important to visit your doctor if you haven’t been able to conceive even after trying for a year or if you notice the above symptoms. You must also visit a doctor immediately if;

  • Erection or ejaculation problems
  • Low sex drive
  • Problems with sexual function
  • Pain or discomfort in the testicle area
  • If you have recently undergone penis, testicle, or scrotum problems
  • If you have a partner who is over 35

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What are the Causes of Male Infertility?

  • Varicocele, which is the swelling of the veins
  • Infections that infer with sperm production
  • Issues with ejaculation
  • Antibodies that start attacking the sperm
  • Tumour
  • Undescended testicles
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Defect in the tubes that carry sperm to the semen
  • Medications
  • Surgeries you have had before
  • Celiac disease
  • Problems with sexual intercourse

What are the Risk Factors?

Some of the risk factors that can lead to male infertility include;

  • Using tobacco or smoking cigarettes
  • Using illegal drugs
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • If you have suffered from infections in the past
  • If you have experienced trauma to the testicles
  • History of undescended testicles
  • Prior surgery, such as vasectomy or pelvic surgery
  • Having certain medical conditions like tumours or chronic illnesses
  • Taking certain medications

How to Diagnose Male Infertility?

Your doctor will conduct several tests to find the reason behind infertility. Some of the tests include;

  • General physical examination where your doctor will ask you about your medical history and check if you have any chronic illnesses
  • Semen analysis where the semen is sent to the laboratory to check for the sperm count and more
  • Scrotal or transrectal ultrasound
  • Hormone testing
  • Post-ejaculation urinalysis
  • Genetic testing
  • Testicular biopsy
  • Specialized sperm function tests to see how well the sperm functions when it meets the egg

How to Treat Male Infertility?

Surgery: There can be some conditions that can be treated with the help of surgery to rectify infertility.

Infections: If the reason for infertility is an infection, antibiotics may be prescribed to help with the same.

Hormone treatments: Hormonal medicines may be prescribed if the infertility is due to low or high levels of a certain hormone.

If the treatments are unable to solve the fertility issues, there are other options that can help your partner conceive with your sperm. Therefore, don’t lose hope and talk to your doctor about all the available options.

Is male infertility curable?

Yes, only in rare cases the problems cannot be treated where it becomes impossible for someone to father a child.

What is the normal sperm count?

It should be at least 15 million to anywhere between 200 million.

Is it life-threatening?

No, male infertility isn’t life-threatening but can be an indication of another ailment.

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