Male infertility, Symptoms and Causes – See A Specialist
Male fertility depends on the quantity and quality of his sperm. If the number of ejaculated sperm is low or a man has low quality sperm, causing the pregnancy becomes very difficult and sometimes impossible.
Male infertility is very common and one in five infertile couples, the problem of infertility is present in the male partner. One man in 20 is suffering from any type of fertility problem like low sperm count but one man in hundred has no sperm in his ejaculate.
Symptoms Of Male Infertility
Usually there are no clear symptoms of infertility. There is no difficulty in intercourse, erections and ejaculation. The ejaculated semen also looks normal but the problem is only diagnosed with medical tests.
Causes Of Male Infertility
Fertility of men is a complicated problem. Every fertile man must produce healthy sperm. For this, the reproductive organs of men must be properly developed.
In male infertility, there is a problem in the production or transport of the sperm. The medical tests show the causes of infertility.
Tests show that about two-thirds of infertile men have sperm quantity problem. The problem is either related to the low production of the sperm or the poor working. When the quantity of the sperm is low, there are fewer chances that the sperm will fertilize the female egg.
Some men have sperm transport problems which means they either had a vasectomy or there is any blockage in the tubes that take sperm from the testes to the penis.
The functioning of testicles is very important and at least one of the testicles must function properly. The functioning and motility of the sperm must be normal otherwise they will not penetrate the female egg. The sperms must be carried into semen.
Some medical causes of male infertility include varicocele, infection, ejaculation issues, antibodies that attack sperm, tumors, undescended testicles, hormone imbalances, tubules defect that transport sperm, chromosome defects, celiac disease and certain medications
Many environmental causes of male infertility include exposure to some chemicals and toxins which reduce the production of sperm. The chemicals include industrial chemicals, Heavy metal exposure, some type of radiation or X-rays, and sometimes overheating the testicles may become the reason of infertility.
- You are at a risk of infertility if
- You use smoking tobacco
- Use alcohol
- Use some illicit drugs
- You are overweight
- Having or had any type of infections
- You are exposed to toxins
- You had experienced trauma to the testicles
- You had a vasectomy or any abdominal or pelvic surgery
- You are born with a fertility problem
- You are suffering from any medical problem, including tumors and chronic illnesses, like sickle cell disease
See A Specialist
If you have some problem of fertility, you must see your fertility specialist. You may be asked for semen analysis. For this you have to refrain from ejaculating for at least one to 11 days before the collection. You must ask all necessary questions from your specialist and must not hesitate to ask anything during your appointment.