Symptoms of Male Infertility

Symptoms of Male Infertility

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Symptoms of Male Infertility

Infertility is the inability of a person (couple) to reproduce by natural means. Infertility is not the natural state of a healthy person (couple). Up to 15% of couples may have infertility problem. That means an infertile couple is unable to conceive a child although they have frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse. In up to 50% of cases of infertility, male infertility plays a role.

Commonly, male infertility is due to low sperm count/production, sperm motility problem, sperm delivery problem etc. Male infertility may also be due to chronic illness, injuries or lifestyle (such as chronic smoking, excessive alcohol intake) may also play an important role in male infertility. Infertility (not able to conceive) can be frustrating and may lead to mental problems. However, there are several treatment options available that can give good result.

What are the symptoms of male infertility?

Generally there are no obvious signs and symptoms of male infertility. However, in some cases of male infertility there may be symptoms, especially if there is some underlying cause and signs and symptoms may appear due the underlying medical condition such as inherited genetic disorder, hormonal imbalance, dilated veins around the testicle, a medical condition that blocks the passage of sperm etc.

Although most individuals with male infertility do not notice any obvious symptoms, there are certain symptoms that are seen in individuals with male infertility, such as

  • Pain and/or swelling in testicle area
  • Abnormal/subnormal sexual function, such as difficulty with ejaculation or small volumes of fluid/semen ejaculation, reduced sexual desire, difficulty maintaining an erection or erectile dysfunction etc.
  • Low sperm count on semen analysis. Sperm count is generally less than 15 million per ml of semen (or less than 40 million sperms per ejaculation), which is generally not sufficient for fertilization of ova, especially if there is also higher percentage of non motile sperms.
  • Frequent and recurrent respiratory infection
  • Gynecomastia or male breast (which is abnormal)
  • Anosmia or inability smell
  • Signs of chromosomal or hormonal abnormality such as decreased facial (beard and mustache) or body hair.

When to consult a doctor?

If you suspect of suffering from male infertility and you are married, you should not delay in consulting a doctor. Also you should consult a doctor if unable to conceive despite having regular, unprotected intercourse.

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