Around a third of infertility cases are due to male infertility. If you and your partner are struggling to get pregnant, contact the board-certified urologists at Urology Associates of Mobile for fertility testing and treatment. Appointments are available at their conveniently located offices in Mobile, Daphne, Foley, Grove Hill, and Thomasville, Alabama, and Lucedale, Mississippi. Call or schedule a consultation online today for customized male infertility treatments.
Around 15% of couples can’t conceive through sexual activity. In approximately a third of infertility cases, this inability is due to a problem with the man. There are several types of male infertility issues.
Issues with sperm cells are the most common causes of male infertility. For example, if you don’t produce enough sperm, you have a lower chance of conception.
Alternatively, if your sperm are abnormally shaped or don’t move correctly, they won’t reach the egg cell or join with it. Other causes of male fertility problems include:
Additionally, medication for conditions like arthritis, depression, digestive problems, and high blood pressure can interfere with your fertility.
If you haven’t gotten your partner pregnant within a year of trying (or six months if your partner is 35 or older), you should make an appointment for a fertility assessment.
Sperm analysis is the most common test to evaluate male fertility. You provide a sperm sample, and your doctor sends it to a lab where technicians assess the quantity and quality of your sperm.
Your doctor might also order blood tests for genetic screening and an evaluation of your hormone levels. In some cases, they might suggest ultrasounds or biopsies to examine your testicles in more detail.
The team at Urology Associates of Mobile provides customized treatment plans to address male infertility. Depending on your needs, your treatment could include:
The team also provides health advice for optimal sperm production. Urology Associates of Mobile partners with the leading fertility clinics in the area and provides referrals and support for assisted fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
If you’re concerned about male infertility, call Urology Associates of Mobile or make an appointment online today.