Male infertility or impotency is a condition in which there is erectile dysfunction or the inability to achieve or maintain an erection or ejaculation. In some cases the semen count is extremely low or almost nil, which brings down the fertility in men. There could be several causes of Impotency, mainly physical or emotional disorder, injury or endocrine dysfunction.
• Inability to maintain or achieve erection during intercourse
• Inability to ejaculate during sexual intercourse
• Lacking the drive for sexual intercourse
HOW IS MALE INFERTILITY OR IMPOTENCY DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of male infertility aims at finding the cause of dysfunction. The general physician may enquire about medications that you are having, any recent injury to private parts, psychological problems Urologist may look for any nerve issues or other health disorders causing Impotence. Diagnostic tests like complete blood count, blood glucose, liver and kidney function tests, lipid profile and endocrine tests help in finding cause of infertility
HOW IS MALE INFERTILITY OR IMPOTENCY TREATED?
Treatment here ranges from using sexual boosting drugs, hormonal therapy to boost sperm count, enhancing sperm motility rate. In case none of these work then IVF and similar artificial methods of insemination are considered.
DID YOU KNOW?
Infertility is a widespread problem. For about one in five infertile couples the problem lies solely in the male partner. It is estimated that one in 20 men has some kind of fertility problem with low numbers of sperm in his ejaculate. However, only about one in every 100 men has no sperm in his ejaculate.