Male infertility could be due to various disorders.A comprehensive analysis will only determine the cause of male infertilty.Here are some male fertility disorders.Read on to know about them.
Azoospermia characterized by the
absence of sperm is either due to an obstruction in the outflow system
from the testicle, in the epididymis or vas deferens, or due to a failure
in sperm production (spermatogenesis). If a biopsy of the testicle showed
that spermatogenesis was normal, this would then indicate that an obstruction
was the cause of his azoospermia. Vasograms, which are X-rays of the vas
deferens can then be performed to identify the location of the obstruction.
Presence of Antibodies
Sometimes, a semen sample when seen
under a microscope, will show sperm clumping. This may indicate the presence
of sperm antibodies that are causing the sperm to stick together. A blood
sample can be tested for the presence of agglutinating and other sperm
Very small testicles may be the manifestation
of Klinefelter's Syndrome. This is caused by a chromosomal aberration.
Thus, a chromosome investigation will show the presence of an extra X (female)
Hormone disorders are rare causes
of male infertility, but it may sometimes be helpful to check his F.S.H.,
L.H., testosterone (male hormone), prolactin and thyroid hormone levels.
The existence of an excessive amount
of white blood cells in the semen sample may indicate that an infection
may be reducing the ability of the sperm to fertilise an egg. The semen
sample should then be cultured to determine the type of infecting bacterial