Male Infertility Treatment in Wisconsin
What Causes Male Infertility?
Infertility refers to a couple’s inability to conceive a child. A couple is considered infertile after failing to become pregnant after at least a year of having sex without contraception. Male infertility plays a role in the inability to conceive about 50 percent of the time.
Male infertility can be caused by a number of things, including low sperm production, blockages that prevent sperm delivery , and misshapen or immobile sperm. Other factors can play a role, including illness, injury, chronic health problems and lifestyle choices like alcohol and drug consumption.
If you and your partner are having difficulty conceiving a child, you may want to see a male infertility specialist to help find the root cause. There is a possibility that both you and your partner have issues contributing to your inability to conceive, so it’s important that both of you seek medical advice.
Urologists will first try to determine whether male fertility plays a role in your inability to conceive a child. That will be done by performing a general physical exam, taking a detailed medical history and performing a semen analysis. Your doctor may then recommend additional tests to help pinpoint the cause of infertility. Those tests may include:
- Ultrasound (scrotal and/or transrectal)
- Hormone testing
- Post-ejaculation urinalysis
- Genetic tests
- Testicular biopsy
- Anti-sperm antibody test or specialized sperm function test
Treatment will depend on a number of things, including the cause of your infertility. If the root cause isn’t clear, your doctor may recommend trying treatments that may be helpful.
Treatments may include:
- Treating infections
- Treating problems with intercourse (like erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation)
- Hormone treatments and medications
- Assisted reproductive technology (ART)
How Do I Schedule a Consultation With a Urology Specialist?
To schedule a consultation or appointment with a urology specialist at Aurora, call one of the urology offices directly. View the list of Aurora urologists.