Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Likely Is My Husband Infertile

Share
1

1
How likely is the infertility factor with my husband?

How likely is the infertility factor with my husband?

40-60%: It is estimated that 40% of infertility is male, 40% female and 20% both. As you get older, it is even more likely to be female in origin. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Khurram Rehman
1,214 doctors shared insights

Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more


2

2
Are older guys more likely to be infertile?

Are older guys more likely to be infertile?

Yes: There is a decline in sperm number and function as a man gets older. However, there are usually some sperm present throughout a man's life. There are higher rates of birth defects also after age 50. A swedish population study showed a young woman married to a young man has a higher chance for conception than a young woman married to an older man. ...Read more

3

3
How will i know that my husband is infertile?

How will i know that my husband is infertile?

Get a Semen Analysis: If you're trying to conceive without success, your husband needs a semen analysis; we find sperm problems 40-50% of the time, ranging from mild to severe problems. A fertility clinic or urologist is best; we look at both sperm numbers and quality. About half the time the sperm issue is the only problem, and the other half have male and female factors together, like blocked tubes or low egg supply. ...Read more

4

4
What should my husband expect during his first infertility visit?

What should my husband expect during his first infertility visit?

Professionalism: The first visit varies by physician but will be professional. Men seem to worry more than women about these visits. We need to determine the likely causes of infertility with history. Exam timing depends on the situation. Men should get an examination at some point. They will need a semen analysis. Other tests and consults depend on the findings. We will be sensitive and professional with him. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
If i had gonorrhea for 4 months how likely am i infertile?

If i had gonorrhea for 4 months how likely am i infertile?

Possible: Sorry, "possible" is all anyone can tell you online - you need formal evaluation, particularly for tubal problems, to get a realistic answer. ...Read more

6

6
My husband had mumps as a child. Is he infertile?

My husband had mumps as a child. Is he infertile?

not from the mumps: He may or may not be fertile, but mumps as a kid is rarely if ever a cause of any testicle problems in kids or fertility consequences to an adult. Mumps is known to cause testicular inflammation in adults, but even then does not always impair fertility. ...Read more

7

7
I had my iplanon I for 6years. I had it removed a year ago. Me and my husband have been trying to have a baby, but still nothing. Am I infertile?

I had my iplanon I for 6years. I had it removed a year ago. Me and my husband have been trying to have a baby, but still nothing. Am I infertile?

Not on the Internet: I am sorry and happy to report that your question is impossible to answer on the internet. The process of conception is over a dozen physical and chemical processes in you and your partner. Each of these needs to be specifically evaluated. After failing to conceive for one year it is time for a complete evaluation of you both at the local fertility clinic. ...Read more

9

9
May we skip male infertility tests if my husband objects?

May we skip male infertility tests if my husband objects?

Yes. Not a good idea: We can't make your husband do a test he doesn't want to but it's a bad idea to 'skip' testing for him. In couples who aren't getting pregnant after trying for a year or longer, almost half the time there is a sperm issue (40-50%). It could be the only problem or occur along with problems on the woman's side. A semen analysis is a good test to do early on. Most clinics can let him collect at home. ...Read more

10

10
How do I see a urologist about my husband's possible infertility?

Use the phone: Obviously it is best if you get your husband to go to the doctor but you can go and get information and advice directly from a urologist. Suggest that another doctor demanded he go as part of "your" check up. His avoidance to be checked may be a red flag for bigger issues? Tread softly here but firmly. ...Read more