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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is male infertility?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Defective Sperm: Either the sperm produced are ineffective, not fully mature, have poor mobility or there are no sperm due to injury or development. Even a low number of sperm makes it hard to get pregnant.
Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Male infertility: Is the inability to achieve a successful pregnancy after a year of unprotected intercourse due to sperm problems (male contribution).

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is meant by male infertility ?

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Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Abnormal sperm: Male infertility implies that the infertility is due to the male partner--ie abnormal sperm (low count, low morphology, poor motility) , no sperm, chromosomal abnormality etc.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Are there any symptoms of male infertility?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No: There are no reliable symptoms of infertility in a male at any age; the only valid way to identify/diagnosis male factor is with a semen analysis. Performance difficulties such as ed or premature ejaculation are important, but are classified separately.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What could cause male infertility?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Many causes: A number of things can cause reduced male fertility. Genetic or development problems, toxic or chemical exposures, infectious diseases, trauma, diseases or conditions of the genital tract, and sexual dysfunction to name some.
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A 35-year-old male asked:

How is male infertility treated?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Male Infertility: The first step is a sperm analysis to count the number, determine movement, and abnormal forms. Step 2 is an examination of the patient including the scrotum looking for a varicocoele.(swollen vessel). Thirdly the MD will determine what is needed next and whether medication like Clomid Rx can be helpful to impact the sperm production. All of this requires a MD visit.

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