Conditions Associated with Infertility in Men
In the past, we were made to believe that infertility is a condition that only occurs in female. But the recent science casts more enlightenment on myths that were thought to be facts, we now know for certain that infertility obviously appears even in the male patients.
In fact, we are to examine the recorded cases of infertility, details will show us that factors of infertility is divided almost equally among female and male factors. These constituting factors take 30% and another 30% are covered by the shared factors which itself covers the unknown infertility conditions.
Depending on the problems that the patient presents, treatments will vary largely from medications to extensive case analysis that may incur surgeries and operations on the affected areas.
Say for example erectile dysfunction, the only obvious clinical representation for which one may base the diagnosis of the condition. (Note: Infertility is not a physical condition and most symptoms are only shade of a far greater problem that resides inside the male’s body.).
Erectile dysfunction can be readily treated with medications. But with more advanced signs of infertility in man, the ultimate treatment may lead both the patient and the physician to using assisted reproduction technologies which do not only address male factors causing infertility but may also help treat female infertility.
Normally, in several types of assisted reproduction technologies, male patients are asked to produce semen from which the sperm cells are gathered. There are many factors that will lead the techniques to either its success or its failure. One of which is the semen quality.
If the semen quality is workable for in-vitro fertilization (a form of assisted reproduction technology), it can fertilize along with female egg cells. This would commence all other methods that will follow after the semen and egg retrieval.
However, if the semen has overly low quality, it would be possible that the patients will be asked if they would want to adopt sperms from donors. If not, the procedure won’t continue at all. If they would agree then the cycle will be limited to the egg cell from the partner and sperm cells from another person.
Unfortunately, there exists no technology that will help increase the quality of the sperm cells of a specific person. The only thing that the medical science can do is to make the most out of the present condition the sperm quality may offer.