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Male Infertility - 4 Possible Reasons Behind It!

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Dr. Mukti Sethi 92% (74 ratings)
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Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad  •  23 years experience
Male Infertility - 4 Possible Reasons Behind It!

More than 15 percent of couples are infertile which means that they are unable to conceive even after repeated trials for a long span of time. In about half of these couples, male infertility plays a significant role. Male infertility is primarily caused by inadequate production of sperms, blockages leading to prevention of sperm delivery, and abnormal sperm function. And no single factor is responsible for this were injuries, illnesses, medications and also lifestyle choices play an important role in bringing about male infertility.

What are the causes of male infertility?
Male infertility is a complex procedure which can stem from some variables including:

  • A varicocele happens when the veins that drain the testicle become swollen. This is one of the commonest causes of infertility among men and can be reversed with ease. Treating the condition can improve the number of sperms and their function while potentially boosting the chances to reproduce.
  • Some infections may also interfere with a man’s ability to produce sperms and can also lead to scarring which blocks the way of the sperm. Even though severe infections can lead to permanent damage to the testicles, some of them can still be dealt with if diagnosed in time.
  • Retrograde ejaculation is yet another cause of male infertility which takes place when semen mistakenly enters the bladder at the time orgasm. There are numerous causes behind this including prostate or urethra surgery, spinal injuries and high blood sugar. Some men with spinal cord injuries fail to ejaculate altogether even though there is an optimal production of sperm.
  • Tumors and cancerous fibroids can directly affect the male reproductive system through various ways. In some instances, radiation, surgeries, and chemotherapy can affect male fertility as well.

What are the signs and symptoms of male infertility?
The main sign of male infertility is the inability on the part of the female to conceive. Besides this, there is no other symptom. But even though this is the generalized picture, other men may experience male infertility signs such as difficulty in ejaculating, meagre amounts of fluid ejaculation, reduction in sexual desire and inability to maintain an erection which is commonly known as erectile dysfunction. Other symptoms include pain and swelling in the testicle area, inability to smell, and respiratory infections. Some men also have abnormal breast growth, decrease in hair in the face and body and hormonal inability.

How is male infertility diagnosed and treated?
Infertility diagnosis is one of the most difficult challenges that a man can face. In most cases, medicines, surgeries, and alternative treatments can help in reducing the problem. In most cases, the main goal of the treatment is to help a woman conceive, and the treatment entirely depends on the cause of infertility. However, the treatment entirely depends on the cause of infertility. If diagnosed in time, most infertility issues in men can be solved. All one needs to do is visit a specialist and seek help to lead a healthy life.

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