Male Infertility Treatment in St. George, UT
About 15 percent of couples have trouble conceiving after a year of trying. Half of those cases involve “male factor” fertility problems. More specifically, 40% of infertility cases are attributed to the woman, 40% to the man, 10% to both partners, and 10% of the time the cause can not be identified. Male infertility can be caused by hormonal, chromosomal, structural or unknown abnormalities.
Testing and Treatment
Male Infertility Testing
A semen analysis should be done very early in the couple’s fertility evaluation. The semen sample is reviewed to determine the volume, count, concentration, movement, and structure of sperm. The women’s OB-GYN may be comfortable ordering and interpreting this test, but more commonly, the test is ordered and interpreted by a reproductive endocrinologist or a urologist.
An initial male fertility evaluation also includes a complete physical exam, hormone testing and a thorough review of a man’s medical history. A basic male fertility evaluation should be done before more invasive testing is done on either partner so that any straightforward problems can be addressed.
Causes and Treatments
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