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Dreams Fertility

How is Male Factor Infertility Treated?

The treatment of male factor infertility is one of the true success stories in the field of assisted reproduction. Disorders of sperm quality range from a low count or motility to a complete absence of sperm production. Deformities of the sperm cell shape (morphology) are also crucial to its ability to fertilize the egg.

Mild abnormalities of semen parameters can be effectively treated using techniques that “wash” out the seminal plasma and improve the concentration of normally shaped motile sperm, which are then transferred to the uterus via an intrauterine insemination. However, for more severe conditions, this treatment is inadequate. With a total motile cell concentration of less than 10 million cells per ml or a normal morphology of less than 4% by strict criteria, the chance of fertilization failure is very high, even with IVF.

Mild abnormalities of semen parameters can be effectively treated using techniques that “wash” out the seminal plasma and improve the concentration of normally shaped motile sperm, which are then transferred to the uterus via an intrauterine insemination. However, for more severe conditions, this treatment is inadequate. With a total motile cell concentration of less than 10 million cells per ml or a normal morphology of less than 4% by strict criteria, the chance of fertilization failure is very high, even with IVF.

The invention of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) has revolutionized the treatment of male infertility by achieving high rates of fertilization in patients who previously would have had little hope of conceiving. Treatments advocated in the past for male infertility such as Clomiphene, gonadotropin injections, hCG injections, and or ligation of a varicocole have less of a role in the era of ICSI. Patients with previous vasectomy, especially those greater than 10 years, are at great risk of forming antisperm antibodies and should also be treated with ICSI. Even certain patients with complete absence of sperm in the ejaculate may be able to father their own children through a simple procedure, in which sperm is extracted directly from the testicle, called Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE).

We Concentrate on Reversing Male Infertility With Testing and Effective Treatment

Many couples are surprised to learn the facts about male infertility statistics. Of the reported cases, 40% originate with the female partner and 40% with the male partner. The remaining group will have unexplained infertility or a combination of male-female causes. The DREAM Team treats both men and women in our Palm Springs fertility center, carefully considering the sensitive nature of reproductive issues.

Testing for male infertility can shed light on hidden causes that may otherwise remain untreated. Semen analysis provides invaluable data about the health, quantity, and functionality of a man’s sperm. Before undergoing invasive testing for female infertility causes, we recommend scheduling semen analysis at Dreams Fertility.

Taking Definitive Steps With Semen Analysis

When a man and woman have unprotected intercourse for a year, approximately 85% will conceive. After half a year, if the female partner is over 35, it’s wise to seek help. Eliminating issues with sperm health will help rule out the male partner early in the process of fertility investigation.

You may be aware of physical or anatomical barriers to conception, including varicocele or health history that includes mumps, CF, an undescended testicle, or cancer treatments.

After a conversation with Dr. Murrain, we will arrange for a follow-up appointment at our practice for blood work to check for hormonal imbalances and semen analysis.

Semen Analysis results are available within 24 hours. Your report will include summary information about sperm count, sperm motility, sperm morphology, sperm concentration, and the viscosity of seminal fluid.

Diagnosis and Treatment: Comprehensive Services from a Male Fertility Specialist

As a reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Murrain has advanced training to evaluate the hormonal, anatomic, environmental, or psychological causes of male infertility. Some cases may require further investigation, and Dr. Murrain will refer you to a urologist. Blockages in the tubes that transport sperm (as evidenced by azoospermia, or a total lack of sperm in a sample) or a varicocele require physical testing and possible surgical intervention.

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Testing for male infertility can shed light on hidden causes that may otherwise remain untreated. Semen analysis provides invaluable data about the health, quantity and functionality of a man’s sperm. Before undergoing invasive testing for female infertility causes, Dr. Batzofin will recommend scheduling semen analysis at New York Fertility Services.

A Physical Examination for Male Infertility Is Always Conducted by a Urologist

Dr. Murrain works with men who wish to become fathers providing these male fertility services:

Having a biological connection to your children is an incredible gift, and Dr. Murrain will help ensure that you can realize that goal. Contact us to arrange for a consultation and semen analysis.