Male Factor Infertility

Male factor infertility is a common cause or contributing factor of infertility. It requires careful evaluation by a reproductive endocrinologist to determine an exact cause.

Cause of Male Factor Infertility

Male factor infertility is often attributed to the following conditions:

Diagnosing Male Factor Infertility

Your fertility specialist will perform a complete medical history and physical to diagnose male factor infertility. Testing may include:

Treatment of male factor infertility

Treatment of male factor infertility depends on the cause. Your urologist in conjunction with your fertility specialist may even recommended a combination of treatment modalities that could include:

Surgery – done to repair obstructions and varicoceles (swollen or twisted veins in the scrotum)
Medication – used to correct hormonal imbalances that negatively impact sperm
Fertility treatments – many treatment options allow a man’s own sperm to be used for his partner’s pregnancy. In cases of mild male factor infertility, artificial insemination (intrauterine insemination or IUI) may be successful. In cases of more severe sperm abnormalities, your fertility specialist may recommend in-vitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

Lifestyle tips for improving male fertility

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