Male Infertility

It takes just one sperm to fertilize a woman’s egg and achieve fatherhood. However, in 60% of all couples that experience infertility, infertile male factor (primarily male factor in 40% and both male and female factors in 20% cases) may be the reason for infertility. Therefore, when a couple is having trouble conceiving it makes sense to evaluate both the man and the woman. Thus, at KD Blossom, our infertility clinic in Ahmedabad stresses on the need to evaluate both the genders.

Causes of Male Infertility

Problems in making sperm - producing too few or no sperm.

  • Varicocele

  • Hormonal abnormalities

  • Abnormalities in seminal fluid

  • Ductal blockages

  • Difficulties with erection and ejaculation

Problems with the sperm’s ability to reach the egg and fertilize it - abnormal sperm shape or structure prevents it from moving the right way.

Sometimes a man is born with problems that affect his sperm. Other times problems start later in life due to illness or injury. For example, male infertility may be caused due to cystic fibrosis.

Male Infertility Services

at Kusum Dhirajlal Hospital include

  • Semen analysis - concentration, motility, morphology, volume, total motile count, standard semen fluid tests

  • Hormonal evaluation

  • Doppler ultrasound evaluation for varicocele

  • Sperm function tests - DNA fragmentation, HOS test

  • Sperm viability testing - Magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS)

  • Surgical sperm retrieval by PESA/TESA/TESE/microdissection TESE

  • Assessment and medical treatment of male sexual problems