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Male infertility is any health condition that lowers a man's chances of getting his female partner pregnant. When a couple is diagnosed with infertility, most of the time, the thoughts run to the woman that she is barren. But, in reality, infertility problems are equally due to male and female conditions.
Statistics suggest that 35 to 40 percent of cases of infertility are caused by male conditions, another 35 to 40 percent by female conditions, and 20 to 30 percent of infertility cases are a combination of the two. The rest of the small number of cases are due to unknown infertility reasons. Men diagnosed with male infertility often have to fight emotional complexes such as anger, guilt, and low self-esteem. A couple facing infertility issues, be it due to male factor or female, need to communicate with a doctor and get timely treatment.
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The treatment of male infertility depends on the cause of the problem. Treatment of male infertility can broadly be classified into 3 types:
Non-surgical therapy for male infertility is suggested if the man suffers from any of the following condition.
Anejaculation is when there’s no semen. It’s not common, but can be caused by:
Drugs are often tried first to treat this condition.
CAH is a rare cause of male infertility. It involves congenital problems in certain enzymes. CAH causes abnormal hormone production. CAH is most often diagnosed by evaluating the steroid level in the blood and urine. CAH can be treated with hormone replacement.
Retrograde ejaculation is a condition in which the semen flows back instead of going out of the penis. It can be caused by:
Retrograde ejaculation can be treated with drugs.
Surgical treatment for male infertility is recommended in case of infertility caused due to the following conditions:
While most cases of male infertility can be diagnosed and treated, there are also conditions, where it becomes difficult to tell what is the exact cause of infertility in a man. Such conditions are known as ‘idiopathic’ or ‘non-specific’ male infertility. In cases where the cause is not clearly determined, or where no other forms of treatment work, infertility specialists suggest the patient undergoes the following infertility treatment techniques.
If all other infertility treatment fails to provide desired results, there are ways by which a couple can get pregnant without having sex. These methods are called assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs). Based on the specific type of infertility and the cause, the infertility specialist may suggest any of the following ARTs.
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If you are facing any signs and symptoms indicative of male infertility, you can consult with either a urologist or an infertility specialist. At the initial stage, the person can consult a urologist to determine the root cause of the problem. If the infertility issue is due to any problem in the male reproductive system or male genitals, it can be diagnosed and treated by a urologist. If the infertility issue lies in the sperm health of the person, it is treated by an infertility specialist.
Yes, in a very small number of cases, genetic disorders can contribute to male infertility. According to a study published by the National Institute of Health, genetic disorders cause 2%-8% of male infertility cases.
Yes, diabetes can directly affect fertility in both males and females. However, the chances of infertility are higher in males. This happens due to oxidative stress caused due to high glucose levels that damage the DNA of the sperm. High blood sugar can cause the natural death of the sperm cells which makes it hard for the man to make their female partners pregnant.
No, masturbation has no linkage to male infertility. There are no scientifically or medically proven records that state masturbation as a cause of male infertility.
Becoming fertile from infertile is almost impossible. But that does not mean you cannot father a child in your life. Your doctor might suggest using donor sperm or egg for any form of assisted reproductive technologies to conceive a child. Our caring team at Pristyn Care can help you with your fertility health concerns.
The first and the foremost indicator of a man’s infertility is his inability to get his female partner pregnant. But this can only be confirmed after both the man and the woman is evaluated by an infertility specialist. Other indicators of infertility in a man may include sexual dysfuction (difficulty with ejaculation, not being able to maintain erection, reduced sexual desire, or small volumes of fluid ejaculation). Constant pain, lump or swelling in the testicle area, recurrent respiratory infections and inability to smell or taste may also indicate that a male is infertile.
Fertility preservation is the process of protecting, saving or preserving eggs, sperm and reproductive tissues for future use. Fertility preservation for males include:
The cost of sperm retrieval is never definite can vary depending upon certain factors including:
For PESA, the cost of sperm retrieval in Coimbatore may range from INR 30,000 to INR 35,000. The cost of MESA sperm retrieval in Coimbatore is comparatively higher and can go up to INR 1,00,000.
Pristyn Care is one of the best clinics in Coimbatore for male infertility treatment. We understand that every man can become a biological father. But we, at Pristyn Care, have experienced urologists and fertility specialists wo have treated plenty of cases where the patients have been told that they do not have a chance.
The normal range for the number of sperm per milliliter spans from 15 million to 100 million. Sperm counts below 10 million are considered poor while a sperm count of 15 million or more may be fine if motility and morphology are normal. A complete lack of sperm occurs in about 10-15% of men who are infertile.
Yes. Multiple medical studies state that smoking can lead to the damage of sperm DNA. Men who smoke often suffer from decreased sperm concentration, decreased sperm motility, incraesed sperm DNA damage and abnormally-shaped sperm.
Varicoceles are often associated with low sperm production and decreased quality of sperm which can inturn be factors of male infertility. But, at the same time, not all gardes of varicoceles affect sperm production. As many as 40% of men can help his female partner get pregnnat after varicocele correction depending on the degree of improvement in sperm count and movement (motility). If you have been diagnosed with varicocele, it is best to speak to a urologist and get timely treatment before the condition hampers your fertility.
There is no way you can prevent infertility caused due to physical deformities in cases where the vas deferens are missing. If the infertility is a result of addictions, infections, or other reversible conditions, timely treatment can help a male treat his infertility issues. Infertility issues that are caused due to lifestyle related problems can be prevented or managed with proper physical care. Below mentioned are some of the lifestyle issues which can be helpful in preventing male infertility.
Pristyn Care is a trusted and reliable healthcare provider for male infertility treatments. Pristyn Care is associated with some of the top hospitals and labs in Coimbatore that are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities required to perform all tests and treatments for male infertility.
Urologists and fertility specialists at Pristyn Care do a thorough consultation in the case of every patient to understand the health complication and then determine the best line of treatment method for every patient.
Infertility is more than just a physical health complication. It can bring along emotional, financial, and psychological struggles. Our doctors are empathetic towards the condition of every patient. They go beyond providing just the medical treatment. They make sure to be there for the patient throughout and after the treatment.
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