A male health issue that reduces the chances of his female partner getting pregnant.
- Sperm Disorders
- Varicoceles: swollen veins in the scrotum
- Retrograde Ejaculation: when semen goes backwards in the body; possibly caused by surgery, medications or health problems of the nervous system
- Immunologic Infertility: when a man’s antibodies attack sperm
- Obstruction: when tubes through which sperm travel are blocked
- Hormones: low hormone levels cause poor sperm growth
- Medication: some can change sperm production, function and delivery
If the cause is unknown, this is called “idiopathic” male infertility.
Your healthcare provider will conduct a physical exam. Additional blood work and semen tests may also be ordered for further examination.
Depending on the cause, treatment may include the following:
- Non-surgical therapy: medications
- Surgical therapy: Microsurgical Vasovasostomy, used to undo a vasectomy by joining the two cut parts of the vas deferens in each testicle