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How to Treat Male Infertility - Which Procedure is Best?

Treatment of male infertility is possible and can be extremely successful.  Because male fertility issues are not widely discussed publicly, it is normal to have some questions about treatment.  Understanding how to treat male infertility can make the fertility care process less stressful.

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Male fertility can be narrowed down to a single simple action - ejaculation.  Before that can take place, there are a number of functions that must occur without an issue.  When hormone levels are adequate, sperm is produced in the testes.  Those sperm are then carried by the vas deferens and ultimately leave the body from the urethra during ejaculation.  Male infertility may be caused by:

  • Not producing or producing very few sperm
  • Being unable to move sperm from the testes to the ejaculate
  • Not producing healthy sperm with good motility

How to Treat Male Infertility

The first step in treating male fertility issues is a sperm analysis.  To do this, the male must produce a semen sample for evaluation.  Fertility experts will then evaluate the sample and determine a course of action.  Common procedures to address male infertility include:

  • Varicocele Repair – Varicocele is bulging veins above the testicles.  Surgery may be performed to address this issue and to eliminate its effect on fertility
  • Hormone Therapy – When hormonal imbalance is a concern, medication may be prescribed to bring hormone levels back into the normal range
  • Vans Deferens Repair – When the vans deferens are blocked or not present, structures may be able to be created or repaired to increase fertility
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) – A procedure where a single sperm is inserted directly into an egg that is ready for fertilization.  This procedure may be used when sperm do not have the motility required to fertilize an egg
  • Sperm Collection – If sperm are being produces, they may be retrieved directly through the testicles via a needle.  The retrieved sperm may then be used in fertility treatment such as IVF.

Discover the cause of your fertility issues and which procedures may address your needs – contact New Hope Fertility Center today.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676.  Thank you.

 

Topics: Male Infertility, Infertility, Fertility Treatment, Infertility Treatments

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