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Male Infertility - Signs of Infertility, Male infertility treatment

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MS, MBBS on 11 Jun 2019 - Written by Dr. R K Sharma - MD, MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MS, MBBS

Male infertility causes and male infertility treatments are closely associated with each other. IUI success rates and IVF success rates have made IUI treatment and IVF treatment one of the best solution for male infertility treatments. Signs of infertility include low sperm count, ejaculatory problems, and unexplained infertility.

Let’s Discuss in More Detail About Male Infertility and Its Causes and Treatments:

Infertility affects approximately 1 out of every 6 couples. An infertility diagnosis is given to a couple who are unable to conceive over the course of one year. When the problem lies with the male partner it is referred to as male infertility. Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% of all infertility cases, and male infertility alone accounts for approximately one-fifth of all infertility cases. (1) (2)

Main Symptoms of Male Infertility:

1. The most common causes of male infertility are related to sperm — usually problems with sperm count and the quality of that sperm. (3) Sperm-related problems include:

  • Low sperm count (4)
  • Sperm that doesn’t move quickly enough — they die before they reach the egg (5)
  • Sperm that is not formed correctly (5)
  • A seminal fluid that is too thick — sperm can’t move around in it very easily
  • No sperm

2. Another cause of male infertility is a problem with ejaculation. In some cases, tubes inside the male reproductive organs are blocked. If so, you may have a hard time ejaculating, or nothing comes out when you have an orgasm. Sometimes, the ejaculation goes backward from the prostate into the bladder instead of out of the body.

3. In some cases, there is no known reason for someone’s infertility. This is called unexplained infertility. This can be a very frustrating diagnosis. But even if you are diagnosed with unexplained male infertility, you still have treatment options to consider. (6)

Male Infertility Treatment options include:

  • Surgery
  • Medication
  • Hormone Treatment
  • If a man’s sperm is not able to fertilize an egg, sperm donor can be used. (7)

Two of the most Common Treatments are:

1. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI):

 Semen is collected from a man. A procedure called “sperm washing” is done to separate the healthy sperm from the rest of the semen. A healthcare provider puts the sperm directly into the uterus. (8) This puts the sperm closer to the egg. It cuts down the time and distance sperm

A healthcare provider puts the sperm directly into the uterus. This puts the sperm closer to the egg. It cuts down the time and distance sperm have to travel to reach an egg.

2. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF):

A woman takes medication to make several eggs ripen. A health care provider removes the eggs. Semen that has been collected from a man is put together with the eggs in a lab. After some eggs have been fertilized, one or more of them is put into the uterus. Pregnancy happens if one or more of the implant in the wall of the uterus. Especially to counter male infertility issues, ICSI & IMSI techniques are used to improve the chances of conceiving. (9) (10)

Your healthcare provider can help you figure out what treatments may work best for you and your partner.

Written by

Dr. R K Sharma

Reproductive Endocrinologist, Hysteroscopic Surgeon

Dr. R K Sharma is ranked among the best infertility specialist and gynecologists in Delhi. He has treated hundreds of infertile patients and has helped many couples achieve their dream of parenthood. He specializes in Embryo Transfer (ET), Intrauterine insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilisation(VF) and Hysteroscopic surgery. He is dedicated to his work and gives his best to achieve success. He is well-versed with the latest technological advancement in medicine. He completed his MBBS from the University of Pune in 1981 and continued to pursue MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He was brilliant in his academics which earned him Membership of Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI). He also provides counseling services to couples who are going for IVF for the first time. He performs the treatments with precision and care to improve the chances of success in the first try. Dr. R K Sharma is the founder and director of ART Centre at Army Hospital (R & R) Delhi and Southern Star ART Centre at Command Hospital (SC), Pune. He is presently practicing at Primus Super Specialty Hospital, Chanakyapuri, Delhi.

Primus Super Specialty Hospital is a reliable and affordable multispeciality hospital in Delhi. They are serving patients in different specialties like sports physiotherapy, Diagnostic Laboratory, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Electrocardiogram (ECG), X-ray, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Blood Test, pregnancy care and women wellness. The hospital follows modern methods of treatment to ensure the utmost comfort and care.

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Jyoti Singh

A healthy diet and apple cider vinegar help in increasing the quality and quantity of sperm. You can track your sperm motility at home by using sperm evaluation kit.

Oct. 9, 2018, 6:12 p.m. 4.5

Sushmita Malakar

Male fertility treatments have been on a rise lately. One of my friend's hubby had low sperm count and she was told about IUI treatment to conceive a baby.

Nov. 9, 2017, 10:13 a.m. 5.0

Amar Singh

My husband's sperm morphology is really very poor and the doctors has asked us to for sperm donor. Is there any way by which his morphology can be improved. We want to have our own kid.

Sept. 16, 2017, 5:40 p.m. 4.5

Tamanna Singh

Male infertility should be diagnosed early for the better planning of pregnancy. Such problems increase at a faster pace.

Sept. 16, 2017, 5:35 p.m. 5.0

Shrabani Saha

Male infertility can be caused by various reasons. It can be varicocele also. Varicocele results in the swelling of veins that drain the testicle. It can be due to any kind of Infection. It can be easily seen if your partner has ejaculation issues. Sometimes, antibodies that attack sperm can also c…

Sept. 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m. 5.0


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