CAUSES OF MALE INFERTILITY – INFO FROM A DENVER FERTILITY CENTER

Approximately 20 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren’t able to conceive a child even though they’ve had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In about half of these couples, male infertility plays a role.

For a man to produce sperm, many complex systems have to work all together in order for the male reproductive system to function properly. Sperm production requires a functioning reproductive tract, and a normal endocrine system to produce the male hormones needed for sperm production.  Male infertility is due to low sperm production, misshapen or immobile sperm, inability to have intercourse (erectile dysfunction) or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm.

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Common Factors Causing Male Infertility

There are many conditions which can render a male infertile. Some of these are:

Symptoms of male infertility

The main sign of male infertility is the inability to conceive a child. In most cases there are no obvious signs or symptoms, and men are told they have abnormal sperm after a semen analysis. . In some cases, however, an underlying problem such as an inherited disorder (ie cystic fibrosis), hormonal imbalance (seen with erectile dysfunction) or a condition that blocks the passage of sperm may cause signs and symptoms.

If you have any of the below problems and are trying to conceive a semen analysis should be performed:

Final Thoughts

It doesn’t take much to affect a man’s fertility. It can be simple as sitting too long in the hot sauna or even just the stress of work that creates a problem.   Male infertility can be a stressful . Be sure to talk to your Denver fertiilty doctor  if you have been trying to conceive for one year unsuccessfully.

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