There may be no other symptoms of Male Infertility apart from the inability to conceive a child despite frequent, unprotected intercourse.
However, some signs that can indicate infertility include:
Male Infertility is usually observed in men above age 40 as the quality of sperm declines with increasing age.
Male Infertility may result due to problems in sperm production or sperm delivery.
Abnormal sperm production or function may be caused due to –
Problems with the delivery of sperm may arise due to –
You may also develop male infertility because of lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking alcohol, taking steroids or medications that can affect sperm production.
Cancer treatment may severely impair your sperm production due to radiation exposure.
First and foremost, your doctor will ask for information regarding your medical history, ongoing medications and sexual habits.
Your doctor may then check for lumps on the testicles or any abnormalities in the shape and structure of the penis. To find out the root cause of infertility, the following tests may also be ordered:
Male Infertility can be resolved in many ways which include:
Male infertility can cause certain problems including:
Vasectomy reversal surgery may not guarantee fertility. Also after a Varicocele repair surgery, there is a risk of developing infections, shrinking of your testicles, blood clots in your leg and recurrence after surgery.
You may have to ensure the following before a Varicocele repair or Vasectomy reversal surgery:
Yes. Research shows that smoking can affect your sperm shape and motility (movement).
The normal range of sperm count per milliliter is 15 million to 100 million. If you have a sperm count below 10 million it can cause infertility.
Surgeries to improve Male Infertility have several risks including infection, shrinking of testicles and blood clots in the leg. These procedures do not guarantee the restoration of fertility.
While the recovery time after Varicocele repair surgery is 3-4 weeks, you may take 5-14 days to recover after Vasectomy reversal surgery.
You may usually be able to return home immediately after surgery.