Male Infertility Explained

Male infertility


Causes of about one-third of infertility are due to the male partner. Infertility in men is the failure to conceive a child even after twelve months of unprotected sexual activity. Many reasons such as anatomical, genetic, and environmental causes are attributed to infertility in men. In a few cases, the root cause of male infertility cannot be diagnosed. For an improved clinical diagnosis, you should think about completing official evaluations and tests.


Infertility in men is related to problems of spermatogenesis. This may be brought on by hormonal issues, obstructions in the male urogenital tract, or poor testicular function. 

The testicles’ capacity to produce sperm can be decreased by:
  • Genetic disorders such as Klinefelter disease
  • Varicocele
  • Damage or inflammation of the testicles
  • A serious illness
  • The abnormal hormonal function brought on by a malignant or non-cancerous tumour.
  • Heredity
  • Infection
  • Overuse or misuse of anabolic steroids
  • Opioid abuse
  • Obesity
  • Some medicines.

The following factors can affect sperm function:

  • Genetic influences
  • Age
  • Infection or inflammation of the urogenital tract brought on by various germs or sexually transmitted pathogens like chlamydia.
  • Abnormalities that affect any components of the male reproductive system.

IVF hospitals like Lil Feet by Altius Hospitals will conduct a semen analysis or other tests to determine the cause of infertility.

A blood test to check hormone levels is available at Altius Hospitals. A further referral for an infection test or an ultrasound to examine your testicles and other scrotal fluids can also be made. For diagnosis, a testicular biopsy may be required in some circumstances. 


Male infertility treatment

 determines how it is handled.

Your doctor can help you adjust your behaviour if a component of your lifestyle is the root of your infertility. They can also identify alternatives if any of your medications for a medical problem may be causing your infertility.  Your physician can suggest hormonal therapy or additional drugs.  If varicocele or urogenital tract blockages are the roots of your infertility, surgical procedures can be carried out to treat them.

In the event that you and your partner are unable to conceive naturally, assisted reproductive technologies (ART) may be able to help. IVFone of the widely known assisted reproductive technology has helped couples with infertility to enjoy parenthood.  Lil Feet by Altius hospitals is an IVF hospital with specialists who have been providing treatment with a good success rate.

Questions to ask your doctor about male infertility
  • Can I alter my lifestyle to improve my chances of conception?
  • Can the ability to conceive be harmed by one or more of the medications being used?
  • What are the health implications of infertility?
  • What are the chances of naturally becoming a father?
  • Could I father a child with the use of assisted reproductive technologies?


There is a myth surrounding infertility. Until recently, even social stigma was attached to infertility and was deemed to be a problem of only the female partner. Almost one-third of infertility is caused due to male infertility. A host of medical conditions are attributed to this. Proper diagnosis of the root cause and appropriate treatment at an IVF hospital such as Lil Feet by Altius Hospitals can help.