Male Diagnosis for Infertility: Who should undergo the test and why?

Infertility among couples is a relatively complex disorder. There are a large number of conditions that might be responsible for infertility. So if you have been trying to father and a child for more than a year and cannot, it's better to consult a specialist. After examining you during the first consultation, your doctor might recommend one or more tests to determine the cause of infertility.

Moreover, it's essential that your partner too consults a doctor for a female diagnosis. At Apollo Fertility JP Nagar, we conduct advanced male and female diagnoses to help patients understand their problems and further treatments.

Who should undergo Male Diagnosis?

Apart from men who are unable to father a child after trying for more than a year, here’s  the list of other individuals who should undergo Male Diagnosis:

  • Individuals who are diagnosed with some Genetic Disorder.
  • Individuals who have suffered some trauma or injury to the reproductive organs.
  • Individuals who have been exposed to radiation or other treatments that could impact fertility.

In any of the above conditions, consulting specialists at Apollo Fertility can help you find a proper solution.

What are some standard Male Diagnosis tests?

At Apollo Fertility Guwahati, we perform various male diagnosis tests for infertility. The list includes:

1. Physical Examination: This is the most basic and primary test for diagnosing infertility. Your doctor might examine your genitals to identify any injury, lump or other physical abnormality. Sometimes, conditions like Varicocele, too, might cause infertility. If varicoceles are large, they can be identified during the physical examination.

2. Semen Analysis: During the Semen Analysis, your Semen is sent to the lab for in-depth analysis and testing. Experts check the sperm count, pH level of your Semen, motility (movement of sperm cells), morphology(shape of sperm cells) and any other infection present in the Semen to determine its quality. In most cases, the sperm count varies widely in different samples. So your doctor may ask you to submit multiple samples and come to a conclusion after averaging all of the results.

3. Testicular biopsy: This minimally-invasive procedure collects samples from your testis. Under this procedure, the doctor will either insert a fine needle in your testicles to collect the sample or perform an open biopsy to collect the larger sample in some cases. The samples collected are then sent for the examination of sperm production. If no issue is found with your sperm production, your doctor might recommend some tests to diagnose any blockage.

4. Transrectal ultrasound: Your doctor might recommend this test if they conclude that there is no issue of sperm production in your body. During this procedure, a miniature ultrasound probe is inserted into your rectum. This probe performs an ultrasound test on your prostrate to identify any possible blockage in the sperm path.

5. Post-ejaculation urinalysis: In some cases, there is no issue with sperm production or blockage of the sperm. But the sperm goes into the patient's urinary bladder after orgasm instead of coming out of the penis. This condition is known as Retrograde Ejaculation. Post Ejaculation Urinalysis can be very helpful in diagnosing this problem. During the test, urine samples are collected post-ejaculation and are tested for the number of sperms present in the urine.

6. Genetic tests: Genes also play a critical role in fertility. If there is an issue with the Y chromosome in your body, it can be an indication of genetic abnormality. This can result in a low sperm count and hence infertility. Genetic tests to diagnose such problems if an individual is infertile and the doctor is unable to diagnose the cause.

7. Other tests: At Apollo Fertility, we offer multiple other tests, including Hormone testing, specialized sperm function testing, scrotal ultrasound, Vasography and Anti-sperm antibodies test.

Infertility is quite a common issue in today's world. In fact, 13% of couples find it difficult to conceive due to infertility.

But with Apollo Fertility JP Nagar, you do not have to worry. We can help you father a child, just like we have done with hundreds of other men. You can call us or book your consultation online.

1. Can male infertility be treated?

In most cases, male infertility can be treated with surgeries or medication. But there are a few instances when these treatments don't work. Consulting your doctor might offer you a better idea about it.

2. Can too much steroid intake impact fertility?

Yes, using too many steroids can turn a fertile man into an infertile one. So we recommend not using steroids at all unless necessary.

3. Can varicocele impact my fertility?

Yes, in some cases, varicocele can obstruct the blood flow to the scrotum and impact your fertility.

4. Can I become a father if I’ve been diagnosed with varicocele?

Yes, you can. Depending on your condition, your healthcare provider will offer you the best possible solution to your problem.

5. Can treatments like Chemotherapy impact fertility?

Yes, Chemotherapy and other radiation treatments do impact fertility. So before taking those treatments, you must consult your doctor about your fertility issue.

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