Women – not the only reason behind infertility
Male infertility: Though we have developed a lot, society has still not overcome some baseless myths. One of them is, only women to be blamed in case they are not able to conceive a child. After so much of awareness campaigns and the emergence of social media, some people still think that a mother gives birth to a child, hence the reason behind infertility.
If you are dealing with infertility then you must have come across such situations where your in-laws or relatives might have asked only you to undergo all the possible treatments and not your husband.
Male infertility refers to a male’s inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female. It affects approximately 7% of all men. There is no ejaculation of sperm in everyone in a hundred men.
Male Infertility Test
To exactly know the problem, detailed analysis or test should be done. This test will lead you to know about the quality, quantity, and motility of the sperm. To have an accurate result, one should abstain from sexual intercourse from at least 3-5 days before the test.
Causes of Male Infertility
Once the male fertility test is done then you can know the exact cause affecting the fertility of the man. Some of the causes that lead to male infertility are:
- Hindrance in the production of sperm due to chromosomal or genetic causes.
- Problems related to prostate leading to the blockage in the transport of sperm.
- Twisting of the testes in the scrotum
- Hormonal problems such as pituitary tumors.
- Infection in the epididymis
- Sometimes there are some factors that are unknown.
Treatments to Cure Male Infertility
Every problem has a solution and so is in the case of male infertility. There are some of the surgical sperm retrieval methods by which your male partner can get rid of his infertility.
- Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) – It is one of the popular surgical methods that include extraction of the sperm from a large testicular tissue through biopsy.
- Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) – The one who is suffering from azoospermia is advised to undergo TESA.
- Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) – This process takes the least time as no open surgery takes place. It involves the collection of the sperm from the epididymis (a tube connected to the testicle) via a thin needle.
- Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA) – Sometimes when PESA fails, this method is used. A slight cut is made in the scrotum and then viewed under the microscope. The chances of recovery of sperm are the highest in MESA.
Be it a man or woman, they go through emotional criticism from society while dealing with infertility. It is a stumbling block in your journey of becoming a parent. IVF Spring Fertility Centre helps you to deal with this tough situation with proper guidance and treatment specifically as per your medical conditions.