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Is Male Infertility Not Letting You Conceive

  • 4.8 (6 Votes)

Have you been trying to conceive and failed. The issue might be male infertility and not your fertility. Infertility in men can also affect conception.

If you are having trouble conceiving or getting pregnant, you should go to the doctor to check out the infertility issues. Without wasting any time, visit an andrologist at the earliest to rule out male fertility issues.

During conception or while planning to get pregnant, much focus is given to the woman’s health and nutrition and her well-being but a man’s reproductive health, nutrition, and diet are often ignored that plays the major role in conceiving. Hence, it gets very late when a couple finds out that male infertility is hurdling the conceiving. Remember, when you are trying to conceive, it is always important to pay attention to both the partners and should know about infertility. 

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If we talk about men, then there aren’t any visible signs that could indicate male infertility. However, if a couple's age is over 35 years and has been trying to conceive since a year, and get failed consistently, it is a high time to seek medical advice for both the partners. importantly, a man’s fertility status is confirmed through a series of tests that might include blood, urine and imaging tests.

Some of the warning signs are listed below:

A man's fertility always depends on two things – quality and quantity of sperms. There can be many other causes of male infertility like: disturbance of hormones. 

If you are having trouble conceiving, visit an andrologist at the earliest to rule out male fertility issues.

During conception, much focus is given to the woman’s health and her well-being but a man’s reproductive health is often ignored. Hence, it is very late when a couple finds out that male infertility issues could be coming by way of conception.

In the case of a man, there aren’t any visible signs that could indicate male infertility. However, if a couple is over 35 years of age and has been trying to conceive for more than a year, without any success, then its high time to seek medical advice from a doctor.’ Mostly, a man’s fertility status is learned through a series of tests that might include blood, urine and imaging tests.

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Are there any warning signs:

A man’s fertility, in general, depends on two things – sperm quality and quantity. There can be the blocked sperm duct or underdeveloped testes and excessive exercise to toxin exposure.

  • Changes in hair growth
  • Low sexual desire or libido
  • Erectile dysfunction or problems with ejaculation
  • Small or underdeveloped testis
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Problems with sexual function — for example, difficulty with ejaculation or small volumes of fluid ejaculated, reduced sexual desire or difficulty maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)
  • Pain, lump or swelling in the testicle area
  • Recurrent respiratory infections
  • Inability to smell
  • Abnormal breast growth (gynecomastia)
  • Decreased body and facial hair or other signs of a chromosomal or hormonal abnormalities

If you are planning to start your trying to conceive journey then pregnancy tips can help you in getting positive results faster. Always remember, if you are not able to get pregnant even after trying for more than 1 year, it is better to visit a gynecologist or an infertility specialist to diagnose the cause of infertility.

Dr. Sohani Verma

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Infertility Specialist Dr. Sohani Verma

Dr. Sohani Verma is an infertility specialist, gynecologist and obstetrician specializing in Infertility treatments like IUI, IVF, Endometriosis treatment and Menopausal problems treatment. She completed MBBS from Jabalpur University in 1976 and then pursued MRCOG from Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, United Kingdom in 1983. She has also pursued FRCOG, FICOG, FIMSA, PGDMLS, PGDHHM, FMAS. Dr. Sohani has treated several patients with different types of health problems successfully and helped them achieve the desired results. Dr. Sohani is presently practicing at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, Delhi.


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Shelon Bill

Wearing loose underwear, avoiding taking long hot showers, hot tubs or saunas and taking hormones pills can overcome the male infertility issues.

Oct. 7, 2018, 9:08 p.m. 4.5


Kamal Kumar Gupta

Abnormal sperm morphology or bad sperm quality can cause infertility. Fertileaids are a supplement which they can try or you can use traditional home remedies to treat this.

Sept. 9, 2018, 11:04 p.m. 5.0


Jayanti Nayak

My husband used to have thick and yellowish ejaculation before having infertility treatment. Now we can observe the changes and I think I will be able to conceive soon.

July 12, 2018, 11:57 a.m. 5.0


Raghavendra Kumar

My doctor first checked my earlier medications. I was taking very high dose of some stress relieving tablets and so I could not enjoy making love. After leaving them slowly it feels good and my partner is also happy now.

Aug. 21, 2017, 2:49 p.m. 4.5


Damandeep Bhatia

That's why I stress upon the diet and physical fitness of my husband too. Infertility is not just about female infertility but male infertility as well and we all need to know this.

Aug. 21, 2017, 2:47 p.m. 5.0


Zelda Engelbrecht

Sexual habits are very important in trying to conceive. Over involvement in sexual activities can cause infertility. Moreover, Inflammation of the testicles, swollen scrotal veins and abnormally developed testicles are the reasons behind abnormal sperms found in men.

Aug. 21, 2017, 1:09 p.m. 4.5

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