Did you know that up to 15% of couples are infertile, according to the Mayo Clinic? The skillful infertility specialists of Arizona Urology offer solutions for male infertility and are here to provide compassionate and valuable support every step of the way at multiple locations in Goodyear, Glendale, Gilbert, and Phoenix, Arizona. If you’re struggling with infertility, find the personalized and quality care you deserve at Arizona Urology. Call your nearest office today.
Infertility refers to the inability to conceive a child despite frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer.
Aside from the inability to conceive a child, there aren’t typically any symptoms of male infertility. Some of the symptoms might include:
For optimal fertility, you must produce healthy sperm and have enough sperm, your sperm must be carried into the semen, and your sperm must be able to move properly to reach and penetrate the egg.
It isn’t always clear what causes male infertility. Some factors that might play a role include:
Environmental and lifestyle factors might also be involved with male infertility, such as industrial chemicals, environmental toxins, tobacco smoking, excess alcohol consumption, emotional stress, obesity, and drug use.
How male infertility is treated largely depends on the individual. Your Arizona Urology specialist might begin with a consultation, a general physical examination, medical history, and certain testing, such as a semen analysis, hormone testing, blood testing, or a testicular biopsy.
Some of the treatments for male infertility are:
Your specialist might also suggest weight loss when necessary. You can also try increasing the frequency of intercourse and having intercourse at least four days prior to ovulation.
With infertility, your specialist might also recommend that your female partner be evaluated.
In many cases, infertility can be resolved with the right personalized care and innovative treatments. Call Arizona Urology today.