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Causes and Symptoms

Male infertility is a difficult topic associated with physical problems with the testicles, hormonal issues, high fever, genetic disorders or even lifestyle factors. In many cases, the reasons are psychological as well.

The best way to determine fertility is to visit an Atlanta urologist specializing in men’s health to get evaluated and treated for male infertility.

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The Common Symptoms of Male Infertility

There are multiples symptoms that might indicate male infertility. In its most basic form, male infertility is the inability to conceive a child. While there are no other glaring or obvious symptoms, there are certain subtle signs that might serve as timely indicators of male infertility. These signs might be inherited disorders, hormonal imbalance or even dilated veins around the testes.

  • Conditions that cause the passage of the sperm to be blocked
  • Sexual function issues related to ejaculation or low sperm count, which also could include a significant reduction in sexual desire or even an erectile dysfunction
  • Painful, swollen testicles — this could mean long-term irreparable harm to the testes and impact the quality of the semen and fertility
  • An abnormal amount of growth in the breasts
  • An abrupt decrease in the amount of body hair, which may mean the body’s hormones are highly unstable

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The Main Causes of Male infertility

Because male infertility has a broad medical definition, here are several causes to note.

Varicocele

Varicocele is the condition where the veins around the testicles begin to swell causing them to be drained. While it is the most common reason or male infertility, luckily it is treatable. While it does not directly result in impotency, it does significantly hinder the quality of sperm.

Infection

Some infections cause sperm production to be seriously affected and can lead to the blockage of the passage of the sperm. Inflammations of the epididymis or the testicles can be caused by STDs such as HIV and gonorrhea. These infections can simultaneously lead to permanent testicular damage. However, some of the sperm may still be retrieved.

Ejaculation Disorders

Retrograde ejaculation can also cause male infertility problems. Retrograde ejaculation is basically when the semen reverses and enters the bladder instead of emerging out of the penis. There are several medical conditions that might cause this such as diabetes, spinal injuries and in some cases, previous bladder surgery.

When to See a Doctor in Atlanta for Male Infertility

If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, you’ve probably already begun researching your options for providers and treatments online with queries like “male infertility treatment near me” or “urologist men’s health near me.” The best thing to do at this point is to schedule an appointment with a doctor at Advanced Urology who can help determine the cause of your fertility issues and recommend a treatment for you.