Fifteen percent of couples trying to conceive are unsuccessful after 12 months. A male factor can be identified in 40% of these couples. Our urologists provide personalized care for male infertility.
Risk Factors for Male Infertility:
- Neurological disease
- Pituitary disease
- Substance abuse
- Ductal obstruction (including vasectomy)
- Varicocele (varicose veins around the testis)
- Chromosome abnormalities
Male Infertility Symptoms:
- Issues with sexual function
- Low sperm count
- Decreased facial or body hair
How We Diagnose Male Infertility:
Evaluation begins with:
- A thorough history and physical examination
- Semen analysis
- Hormone assessment
When appropriate, additional evaluation with scrotal ultrasound and genetic testing are used. Urology Associates offers patients advanced semen analysis testing with “strict criteria” morphology through Moreland lab. Strict criteria morphology is a useful tool in predicting outcomes in advanced reproductive treatments, including in vitro fertilization.
Male infertility is most often due to problems with sperm production or with sperm delivery.