Today infertility has become one of the most common medical problems among couples. In male infertility has become a nightmare that will get you depressed, steal your confidence, and destroy marriages. After visiting to the Fertility Institute of San Diego – IVF here are some of the top five common causes of infertility in male that I have learnt.
Presence of Vericocele
This is a medical cause of infertility in men. It is a swelling of the veins that drain the testicles. It is highly common and quite reversible. How it causes infertility is still blur but research relates it to abnormal testicular temperature regulation. This reduces the quality of sperms and could prove quite difficult when it comes to getting a baby. With improved reproductive techniques including IVF effects of vericocele can be potentially decreased.
Certain infections will interfere with the production of healthy sperms in male while others can cause scarring that blocks the sperm’s passage. These infections include inflammation of the orchitis (testicles) and the epididymis. The most notorious infections are Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) such as gonorrhea and HIV. And while many of them can be reversed some could cause permanent testicular damage.
The term “premature ejaculation” is not new to many people. Another ejaculation problem is the retrograde ejaculation, it occurs when semen enters the bladder during orgasm instead of coming through the tip of the penis. This major infertility concern is often caused by diabetes, injuries to the spine, surgery of the bladder, prostate of the urethra. Certain conditions here will prevent you from producing semen too. But many ejaculation problems can be reversed using ideal infertility treatments.
Tubal Defects in Male
Different tubes carry sperms and facilitate reproduction / fertility. However these tubes get block due to some reasons such as prior surgery, abnormal developments, and inadvertent injury from any surgery and trauma such as in cases of cystic fibroids or similar inherited conditions leading to incapacity to have a child. Tubal blockages can occur at any levels in the tubes that drain these testicles, in the vas deferens, or in the urethra.
Infertility in male has been related to certain abnormalities that affect the hormonal system of the reproductive systems including the hypothalamus, thyroid, adrenal glands, and pituitary more so the cases of male hypogonadism (low testosterone). These can be reversed using various fertility medications, procedures such as sperm donation and embryo donations. Healthy sperms can be found in any egg donation clinic and will save you from any underlying cause that will prevent hormonal imbalance from being reversed.
Many problems such as genetic defects, undescended testicles, health problems including mump, diabetes, surgical traumas, and over exposure to certain chemicals and toxins can cause infertility in male. It is a good thing that these conditions are highly reversible medically using advanced procedures including IVF, Gestational Surrogacy, and Artificial Insemination. Talk to the doctor to help you with an ideal choice.