There are many reasons why it is difficult for couples to conceive. Some women have problems with their reproductive organs while some men have infertility issues. About 30% of the infertility cases in the country are due to problems with men. if you and your partner have been trying for a baby for a year and have had no success, it is time to consult your doctor. The good news is that more than 90% of infertility problems can be treated successfully. There is no need to worry yourselves too much. With the right doctor and the right treatment, you will soon become the parents of a healthy baby.There are many things which can cause infertility in men. There are various treatment for each problem. The sooner they are addressed, the greater chances of conceiving a baby. With sperm analysis, these problems can be determined.
Irregular sperm. If a man has little to no sperm; poor sperm movement; and abnormally shaped sperm, there is lesser chances for the sperm to fertilize the eggs. The possible solutions for this problem are fertility drugs, artificial insemination and intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Blockages. Some men have blockages on their ejaculatory ducts which prevent the sperm from going into the ejaculate fluid. This can also prevent the sperm from getting to the egg. The common causes of blockages are congenital defects, infection, injury and a vasectomy. One of the possible solutions for this is to perform surgery to repair the obstruction or reverse the vasectomy. More than 50% of men have had more sperm after the surgery is performed.
Varicocele. Varicocele is enlarged veins in the scrotum, very similar to varicose veins. This raises the testes’ temperature which negatively affects the production of sperm. A physical exam can help detect this problem and surgery is often recommended to repair the varicocele. More than 40% of men go on to impregnate their partner within two years after surgery is performed.
Sperm allergy. Although this is a bit unusual, there are men who have this problem. The body can produce antibodies which can kill the sperm and this commonly happens after a vasectomy is done. Other instances when this happens are during testicular torsion, trauma and infection. For men who have this problem, the possible solutions are artificial insemination and ART or assisted reproductive technologies.
Unexplained fertility problems. Aside from fertility issues which have been identified, there are also fertility problems which cannot be explained. This happens when doctors cannot pinpoint the cause of the problem. According to some experts, it could be the toxins in the environment; however, there are still no direct links between fertility problems and environmental toxins. Often, the best solution for this is a variety of fertility drugs. Fertility drugs can increase sperm production and when combined with artificial insemination, it can produce a success rate of up to 40%.
Do not wait any longer. Consult a specialist now if you and your partner have been having problems conceiving.