Even after so much evolution in ideologies, society still considers some myths to be true. One of the major myths that still prevail in society is that only women are to be blamed for not being able to conceive. The rise of numerous awareness campaigns and social media has not affected some individuals and they continue to believe that the one who gives birth to a child – women, are solely the victims of infertility.
If you are struggling with infertility, you’ve probably encountered circumstances where your in-laws or other relatives have told you that you receive all available therapies alone, without your husband. It is very important to understand that both the mother and the father make a child, thus if there is a problem while trying to conceive or being pregnant, anyone or both could be responsible.
Infertility in men
A male is said to be infertile if he is not able to ejaculate the required amount of sperm or good quality sperm. Additionally, one in twenty males struggle with insufficient sperm counts in their menstrual fluid and one in one hundred guys do not ejaculate sperm. Other reasons that lead to male infertility could be because of abnormal sperm function, blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm, illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems and lifestyle choices.
The reason for infertility could be divided into 4 segments.
30% reason could be because of women.
30% reason could be because of a man.
30% reason could be because of both a man and a woman and the rest 10% is because of unexplained reasons.
Can male infertility be tested at home?
To get to the crux of the problem, a detailed analysis or test should be conducted. The test will tell you about the quality, quantity and motility of the sperm. Accurate results are quite important in any case and so, to have the accuracy, abstain from sexual intercourse for at least 3-5 days before taking the test. At Banker IVF, all the lab tests are conducted with complete transparency and the fertility specialists will guide you through your journey, from infertility to fertility.
Causes of male infertility
Once you have done the male fertility test, you can determine the factors affecting male fertility. we have put together a few reasons that contribute to a man’s infertility. They are as follows:
- Sperm production is hampered due to chromosomal or genetic reasons.
- Issues with the prostate can prevent sperm from travelling freely.
- Twisting of testes in the scrotum.
- Hormonal issues, such as tumours of the pituitary.
- The disease of the epididymis.
- And, some factors are occasionally unknown.
Treatments for male infertility
Male infertility has a solution, just like every other issue. Your male spouse can overcome his infertility with a few surgical sperm retrieval techniques, which are as follows:
You can use this knowledge to get ready for your testicular sperm extraction (TESE) operation at Banker IVF.
Sperm will be extracted directly from your testicles using TESE. If your semen, the milky white substance where sperm reside, is empty, it has been done. The possible reasons for you undergoing this surgery could be because:
- Insufficient sperm is produced by your testes in your semen.
- Your sperm cannot exit your penis during ejaculation because of a blockage.
2. Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA):
TESA is recommended for people with azoospermia. In this procedure, a needle is placed into the patient’s testis, and the aspirated fluid of the sperm is checked to ensure fertility.
3. Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA):
The quickest procedure is PESA, which avoids open surgery. It entails extracting sperm with a tiny needle from the testicular tube known as the epididymis.
4. Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA):
Men with vascular or epididymal disease often undergo MESA. The testis and epididymis are made visible during the surgery by making an incision in the scrotal skin. The epididymal tubules will be split apart, and sperm will be drawn out using an operating microscope.
Even if we say that society is open and accepting, it still comes with a lot of limitations. Be it, men or women, they have to suffer a lot of criticism for being infertile.
We at Banker IVF centre in Ahmedabad are here to help you and treat your infertility. Book an appointment from our official website to get consultations from our fertility specialists.