Male infertility indicates inability of a man to make his partner (fertile female) pregnant. In majority of cases, infertility accounts for about 40 percent to 50 percent, while affects about 7 percent of total men. Fertility or infertility of a man depends on both quality and quantity of his sperm. In case the exact number of sperms ejaculated by a man is low or if his sperm is of poor quality, he may face difficulty or becomes almost impossible for him to make his fertile female partner pregnant.
What Are The Chances Of Being Infertile Male?
We know that sperm of a man should combine with egg of a woman to make the woman pregnant. Testicles in men are responsible to produce and store sperm, which penis ejaculate to deliver it into the female reproductive tract while involving in sexual intercourse. Major problems associated with men infertility are issues affecting the function of testicles. Other problems include blockages or hormonal imbalance in various male reproductive organs.
In 50 percent of cases, doctors fail to determine the exact cause behind male infertility. On the other side, complete sperm lack takes place in 10 percent to 15 percent of infertile men. Sperm blockage or hormonal imbalance causes lack of required sperm count. A prime cause associated with production of less numbers of sperms is varicocele i.e. presence of an enlarged vein within the testicle, which remains present in 40 percent of males dealing with infertility issues.
Infertility in males does not come with any obvious sign. This is because; erections, intercourse and ejaculation take place without any difficulty. Moreover, appearance and quantity of semen ejaculated from men often appear as normal to naked eyes. Hence, one has to undergo with necessary medical tests to diagnose with infertile condition.
Causes Of Infertility In Men
Infertility in men often takes place due to sperm transport or sperm production problems. By performing medical test, doctors may identify the exact cause, even though in most of the cases, doctors fail to identify the prime cause. However, according to theory, common causes include-
Sperm Production In Testicles
Approximately two third of infertile males experience problem related to sperm production in their testicles. Accordingly, sperms produce fail to work in a right way or sperm production takes place in relatively low numbers.
Sperm Transport Issues
Approximately 1 out of 5 men deal with sperm transportation problems associated with male infertility. Blockages in tubes lead to make sperms away from testicles towards the penis. This causes complete lack of produced sperm in your ejaculated semen.
Other Common Causes
Other common cause related to infertility in males are-
- Sexual problems affecting the entry of semen into vagina of women to cause fertilization and it takes place 1 in about 100s of infertile couples
- Low hormonal levels formed in men’s pituitary gland acting on testicles
- Presence of sperm antibodies in some men, which affect their chance to make females pregnant and reduce fertility.
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