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Male Infertility

Male infertility can be caused by problems with sperm count, movement or shape, as well as blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm.

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Sperm production problems can result from hormonal problems, testicular failure, or varicocele, or varicose veins in the testicles.

Obstructive azoospermia refers to no sperm in a man's semen, as a result from problems with sperm delivery. Obstructive azoospermia accounts for around 40 percent of azoospermia cases. Most commonly, obstructive azoospermia results from previous vasectomy, but there are other causes.

Causes of Obstructive Azoospermia

Male factor infertility plays a role in about approximately half of all cases of infertility. To understand what might be causing a couple's infertility, the male partner should undergo a male fertility work-up with a semen analysis. Because a man's sperm count and semen consistency can vary from day to day — and some conditions can also have a temporary effect — a semen analysis to determine fertility should be performed on at least two samples, at least seven days apart over a period of two to three months.

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What Is The Male Fertility Workup And Treatment For Low Sperm Count?

In order to analyze the sperm, a sperm analysis can be done several times to ensure accuracy of the test results. If there is a reproductive issue with the male, time is a dependent factor on prospective treatment for the couple, explains Dr. Seth Levrant who participates in the clinic Partners in Reproductive Health in Munster, IN and Tinley Park, IL.

Tubal Surgery related to infertility

Dr. Tina Koopersmith from West Coast Women's Reproductive Center discusses when tubal surgery is required in the treatment of infertility.

Uterine Septum Surgery

Dr. Tina Koopersmith from West Coast Women's Reproductive Center discusses what uterine septum surgery is and why some people, especially girls need it.