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Male Fertility Problems and Treatments

Male Fertility Problems and Treatments

Posted on 18. Jan, 2012 by  in Conceiving, Doctor's Visits, Pregnancy Education
A few days ago, we talked about female fertility issues and their treatments. Today is the guys’ turn.
Read on for common male fertility issues and their potential treatments.

Sperm Production

Probably the most common male fertility issue is how much sperm a man produces. Usually, sperm production problems tend to start in the testes and can include low sperm counts and abnormal sperm in general.
Treatment usually includes medication and IVF.

Sperm Transport Blockage

Sperm blockage occurs when there are obstructions within the tubes that lead sperm from the testes to the penis during ejaculation.
Sperm blockage is the second most common male infertility issue and affects approximately one in five men.
Treatment tends to include outpatient surgery to remove blockages from the tubes known as vas deferens and epididymis.

Sperm Antibodies

In some men, substances in the semen or blood develop which have the potential to reduce sperm movement and block egg binding (when the sperm attaches to the egg).
Treatment includes mediation or IVF.

Erectile Dysfunction

Anytime a man cannot become sexually aroused, your chances of becoming pregnant diminish rapidly.
Treatments for erectile dysfunction have varied considerably through the years depending on the cause itself. However, medication and IVF treatments is the most common route taken to remedy the problem.

Hormonal Problems

If the pituitary gland does not send the correct messages to the testes and penis, then numerous problems can result including low testosterone levels and failure to produce sperm.
While hormonal problems in males are not a common infertility issue, they do occur and should be taken seriously.
Treatment includes medication as well as hormonal supplements and IVF.
→        The above symptoms are not meant to diagnose any fertility problems you and your partner may be experiencing.
→        Always do your own research both online and offline to educate yourself and your partner about any symptoms you may be experiencing that you think could be effecting your chances of becoming pregnant.
→        Bring your questions and concerns to your doctor or OB-GYN and go over them in-depth to find and test for any conditions that may be interfering with your chances of conceiving.
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