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11 January 2017

Is Male Infertility Not Letting You Conceive

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Written by Dr. Sohani Verma
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.

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 in 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. 

Trying to conceive, Infertility

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.

Male Infertility, Fertility

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.

  1. Changes in hair growth
  2. Low sexual desire or libido
  3. Erectile dysfunction or problems with ejaculation
  4. Small or underdeveloped testis
  5. Premature ejaculation
  6. 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)
  7. Pain, lump or swelling in the testicle area
  8. Recurrent respiratory infections
  9. Inability to smell
  10. Abnormal breast growth (gynecomastia)
  11. Decreased body and facial hair or other signs of a chrochromosomal or hormonal abnormalities

 

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3 Comments

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Dr. Deepika Tiwari
Aug. 21, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Sexual habits are very important in trying to conceive. Over involv...
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Dr. Surveen Ghumman
Aug. 21, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Scrotal test is also done to check male infertility.
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Jake Williams
Aug. 21, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
My doctor first checked my earlier medications.. I was taking very ...
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