Male Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction
Male infertility is a man's inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female, commonly due to deficiency of sperm cells in the semen. Infertility is a common problem and affects one in every six couples who are trying to conceive. In at least half of all cases of infertility, a male factor is a major or contributing cause. Treatments may be available in the form of medication, hormone therapy, or surgery. SIU Medicine offers a comprehensive approach to male fertility treatment.
When to seek care
In general, if a man has been trying with a female partner to conceive (engaging in unprotected vaginal intercourse) for a period of twelve months without success, a fertility evaluation may be considered. The time frame may change based on the age of the patients (both male and female) and whether the couple already has other biological children.
- Adult Hydrocele
- Chronic Orchalgia (testicular pain)
- Klinefelter's Syndrome
- Male Infertility
- Spermatocele/Epididymal cyst
- Microsurgical Sperm Extraction
- Microsurgical Spermatic Cord Denervation
- Percutaneous Epididymal Aspiration
- Semen Analysis
- Spermatic cord botox injection for testicular pain with cremasteric hyperreflexia
- Testosterone Replacement including Subcutaneous Pellet Implantation
Semen analysis involves collecting a semen sample and evaluating it in a lab. The sample is looked at to determine the volume and quality of a man’s sperm. It is one of the first steps to detect male fertility issues. The test also shows whether a vasectomy was successful.
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