U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 31-year-old female asked about a 36-year-old male:

My husband has microdeletion y chromosome azfc (sy-239 and sy-242) at 50bp. doctor said this is this is the cause of his azoosperm. is this genetic?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: It is genetic. If you have a boy that boy will get it. If you have a girl she will not get it. Then your boy would likely have infertility as well.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 17, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.