Causes of Infertility in Men
Causes of male infertility may include:
Semen analysisCheck whether there are problems with your sperm, e.g. low sperm count, sperm motility and sperm morphology (size and shape)
DNA fragmentationAssess the DNA of your sperm
Antisperm bodiesCheck if you are producing antibodies against your own sperm
Blood tests and or urine sampleAssess your general health with blood tests and a urine sample to test for chlamydia (which may affect your fertility)
In cases where the azoospermia is caused by mechanical blockage to the sperm flow, then TESA or testicular sperm aspiration can be used to extract the sperm. A mechanical blockage occurs in men who have had a vasectomy, or who are missing the vas deferens.
A TESA procedure is minimally invasive and can be done in your doctor’s office under local anaesthetic. A needle is inserted into the testicle and tubules where sperm is aspirated through a syringe. As no incisions are made, you won’t need any stitches.
Importance of your medical history
Please note that the information provided is not medical advice. To obtain personalised information about suspected infertility, please contact your qualified fertility specialist.