Approximately 5-10% all couples will be diagnosed with infertility after trying to conceive for one year. In about half the cases, male infertility will be a contributing factor. Causes of male infertility include abnormal sperm production, abnormal sperm function, impaired sperm delivery or exposure to environmental factors. We help you determine where the problem lies and offer you options of treatment to help you start your family.
Diagnosis of male infertility involves an array of testing. It starts with a thorough history, physical examination and two separate semen analyses. Depending on these results we may proceed with testicular ultrasounds, prostatic ultrasounds, hormone blood testing, genetic testing, testicular biopsies and special sperm function testing.
Common causes of male infertility are varicocele, infections, testosterone deficiency, hormonal disorders, blockage of the vas deferens (tube that carries the sperm away from the testicle), chromosomal abnormalities, hypospadias or exposure to certain chemicals.