Infertility isn’t just a woman’s problem. Approximately 40% of couples, the male companion is either the main cause or a contributing cause of infertility. A male fertility usually depends on the quantity and quality of his sperm. If the number of sperm a man ejaculates is low or if the sperm are of a poor quality, it can be difficult, and sometimes impossible, for him to cause a pregnancy.
There are many reasons of male infertility, and if your partner is facing one of them there are several ways you can help him deal with it. Dr. Rimmi Singla Director IVY Hospital, Mohali talks about what causes male infertility and how you and your partner can get through it together.
Known causes of male infertility
|Sperm production problems||• Chromosomal or genetic causes|
• Undescended testes (failure of
the testes to descend at birth)
• Torsion (twisting of the testis in scrotum)
• Varicocele (varicose veins of the testes)
• Medicines and chemicals
• Radiation damage
• Unknown cause
|Blockage of sperm transport||• Infections|
• Prostate-related problems
• Absence of vas deferens
(erection and ejaculation problems)
|• Retrograde and premature ejaculation|
• Failure of ejaculation
• Erectile dysfunction
• Infrequent intercourse
• Spinal cord injury
• Prostate surgery
• Damage to nerves
• Some medicines
|Hormonal problems||• Pituitary tumours|
• Congenital lack of LH/FSH (pituitary problem from birth)
• Anabolic (androgenic) steroid abuse
|Sperm antibodies||• Vasectomy|
• Injury or infection in the epididymis
• Unknown cause
If you and your partner are having trouble getting pregnant and would like to see a fertility specialist at Radiance Hospital/Singla Mediclinic for an evaluation, Please call Dr. Rimmy Singla : +91-9815500448
Treatments Options for Male Infertility
After defining the cause of your husband’s infertility, our fertility specialist will put together a personalized treatment plan to put you on the path to parenthood. There are several non-invasive procedures available to help with male infertility:
- Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA): A method used collect seminal fluid from the epididymis by small needles.
- Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA): A technique used to collect the sperm directly from the testes using small needles.
- Trans-rectal Ultrasound of the Prostate with Seminal Vesicle Aspiration: A test using ultrasound to see if there is a blockage and, if so, pinpoint the location.
- Microscopic Varicocel Repair: One of the most frequently used techniques to treat male infertility, this procedure emphases on reducing venous blood flow in the reproductive tract and improving testicular function by reducing scrotal temperature.
When dealing with male infertility, being diagnosed and defining an individualized treatment plan is an important first step. Make an appointment today to meet with our fertility expert at Singla Mediclinic & Radiance Hospital Mohali to help you realize your dream of having a baby. You can reach us at 9815500448 & 9815550124.