Overcoming Male Infertility
When starting a family is not proceeding according to plan, it helps to consult with an infertility center that specializes in identifying and treating male factors. Our reproductive endocrinologists understand the sensitive nature of male infertility and try to find the causes of male infertility so you can get back on track with your plans to become a father.
Facts about Male Infertility
- Half of all cases of infertility involve male factors.
- Abnormal sperm production or function account for 40% of male infertility.
- 1 in 25 men faces male infertility.
- Of the 50 million sperm in a normal ejaculate, only 1 can succeed in fertilizing the egg
Your Male Infertility Consult at IVFMD
Male infertility testing will involve a semen analysis. Semen collection is a simple, non-invasive process done at home or on site at our IVFMD Irving or Arlington infertility center. We prioritize your privacy and dignity throughout male fertility testing, and will provide resources to help you optimize the accuracy of the semen analysis results.
Should results suggest an abnormal semen analysis, our fertility specialists will discuss results-oriented treatment options that have earned us a reputation as a top Dallas infertility center.
What constitutes an abnormal semen analysis?
• Low semen volume (below 1.5 mL)
• Low sperm count (below 20 million per mL)
• Low sperm mobility (fewer than 30% with forward motility)
• Abnormal sperm shape/morphology (fewer than 4% with perfect shape)
Some causes of male infertility will require further evaluation of a reproductive urologist, and our infertility center can refer you to the appropriate specialists in the Dallas, Irving, and Arlington areas.
Causes of Male Infertility
Sperm disorders are often to blame, but possible to treat. A low sperm count can result from a host of lifestyle issues. For example, the popularity of Testosterone (Low T) treatments to boost energy and sex drive has actually led to decreased fertility in men.
Other common causes of male infertility include:
• Lifestyle factors, including heat or chemical exposure, drugs, smoking or alcohol use
• History of testosterone or anabolic steroid treatments
• Health problems involving chronic disease such as diabetes or hypertension, or prior surgeries on the pelvic or testicular region
• Anatomical issues resulting from obstructions, varicocele or vasectomy
• Sperm delivery problems with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, vasectomy reversal or retrograde ejaculation
The breakthrough male fertility treatments available today can enhance your success for starting a family. An abnormal semen analysis is no longer an end to the quest, but a beginning to what we can accomplish with advanced reproductive technologies.
The IVFMD Arlington and Irving infertility centers have a long history of helping men become fathers, and we welcome your call.