What is infertility?

Couple comforting each otherIt would be referred to a person’s inability to produce or contribute to the conception process. This may be due to a men’s or a woman’s problems with producing sperm or eggs respectively. Infertility may also be due to inability of the produced for egg or sperm to reach its destination. In females the diagnosis and treatment is generally done by a gynocologist. In men the treatment of infertility is generally performed by a urologist.

How is infertility diagnosed in a man?

Generally a couple or a man would present to his doctor or urologist complaining of inability to conceive children. Generally the next step is to perform a sperm tests. Certain parameters such as sperm quality as well as sperm density and the number of sperm in a specimen as well as the volume of the sperm are taken into account when evaluating a man for infertility. Once the diagnosis has been established that causes or infertility are investigated.

What are some of the causes of infertility in men?

Other than some poor mortal imbalances which can cause temporary or permanent lack of sperm production, there are certain hereditary conditions by which the cells that produce sperm failed to do so. Dr. Kamyar Ebrahimi who is a fellowship trained urologist and practices aimed Glendale, California believes that a patient suffering from infertility should be evaluated by a urologist. Other modalities of investigation which may be considered include a scrotal ultrasound or even a testicular biopsy. It is important to mention that one of the causes of infertility in men is vasectomy, whereby the vas deferens is divided to block the flow of sperm from the testicle and eventually to the outside.

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