Fertility refers to your ability to reproduce without medical assistance. Male infertility usually depends on the quality of your sperm cells and your ability to make your wife or partner pregnant. During sexual intercourse, the male body makes tiny cells called sperm that are ejaculated into the woman’s body. The testicles are the ones that make and store sperm.
We have the best urologist at Doral Health and Wellness Urology Center that can help you with your infertility issues, you can contact us by visiting our clinic or visiting our website at https://www.urologistbrooklyn.com.
Fortunately, having infertility issues doesn’t automatically mean you won’t be able to have a child with your partner. There are a number of treatments available to treat male infertility.
The main sign of male infertility is the inability to conceive a child, after having unprotected sex with a healthy female for more than a year.
There are many different medical conditions and factors that can contribute to fertility problems. Each one may be different from the other, a case may have a single cause or several cause,s or no identifiable cause at all. Causes of your male infertility may include:
- Sperm disorders – sperm problems could be genetic. Lifestyle choices could also affect your sperm quality, such as drinking, smoking, and too much stress. Other causes may include long-term sickness (such as kidney failure) and chromosome or hormone problems (such as low testosterone)
- Retrograde ejaculation – this happens when the semen goes backward in the body. They go into your bladder instead of out of your penis, this is due to the nerves and muscles in the bladder that doesn’t close during climax.
- Immunologic infertility – this happens when your body’s antibodies attack your own sperm
- Obstruction – this is when the tubes through which your sperm travels, are blocked
- Hormones – very low hormone levels cause poor sperm growth
- Medication – certain medications change your sperm production. Medications are used to treat health problems like arthritis, depression, infections, high blood pressure, and cancer.
Because of modern technology and new methods, treatment options for male infertility have already expanded. Depending on the cause, your treatments may include:
- Medications – hormone therapy to increase sperm count
- Lifestyle changes – living a healthy lifestyle can greatly help. You need to stop smoking, drinking, and doing illegal drug use.
- Surgical Treatment
- Microsurgical Vasovasostomy – or also vasectomy reversal, is used to undo a vasectomy
- Vasoepididymostomy – the most common method to treat epididymal blockages
- Transurethral resection of the ejaculatory duct (TURED) – treats ejaculatory duct blockages. Although these blockages could come back due to incontinence and retrograde ejaculation from bladder damages
You and your partner could also seek assisted reproduction techniques (ARTs). Depending on your infertility type, you could ask your medical provider for the following:
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – placing of sperm into your female partner’s uterus through a tube
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) – also involves harvesting eggs from the female’s ovaries, then joining the donor’s sperm into a lab’s Petri dish.
About 10% of the male population in the United States suffer from infertility. But because of modern technology, 90% of these infertile males have the potential to conceive. Treatments for male infertility, such as lifestyle changes that can prevent infertility and surgeries, are already available. Talk to our urologist at Doral Health and Wellness Urology Center. We aim to provide the best medical assistance for your health needs. To schedule an appointment, you can call us at 1-347-384-5690 or you may visit our website at http://www.urologistbrooklyn.com/.