Our Connecticut fertility center specializes in male infertility diagnosis and treatment
When a couple has trouble conceiving, it is common to assume that the problem lies within the female reproductive organs. However, you may be surprised to find out that about half of the cases have at least something to do with the male partner. Additionally, about one third of infertile couples are unable to conceive due to male infertility.
Dr. Andrew Levi of Park Avenue Fertility has successfully treated numerous infertile couples, many of which had no idea they were dealing with male factor infertility.
Usually, a man’s inability to conceive has to do with sperm disorders that affect the production of the spermatozoa or their “transportation” through male reproductive organs. Some of the most common issues are:
- Low number of spermatozoa in the seminal fluid
- Problems with sperm motility, or its ability to move
- Deformity of the sperm
- Blocked sperm canals
- Undescended testicle
- Injury, exposure to excessive cold or heat, chemicals or medications
- Varicocele (widening of the local veins that leads to raised temperature)
- Unhealthy habits (smoking, alcohol, drugs)
- Age (men over 40 usually have lower sperm count)
Whatever the cause, facing infertility can be a stressful experience, but it can be overcome and the first, most important step is a correct diagnosis.
How is male infertility diagnosed at Park Avenue Fertility?
It’s vital to find a specialist who is qualified to diagnose and treat your case. The screening for male infertility begins with the semen analysis, which determines the amount, form and agility of the sperm. After this evaluation, your doctor will decide whether or not you require any additional testing or treatment.
Additional diagnostics may include some of the following:
- Physical examination
- Hormonal evaluation
- Genetic evaluation
- Testicular biopsy
What are the infertility treatment options?
While this information may sound alarming, there’s good news: almost all male infertility problems can be overcome with the right approach. Often a simple treatment is enough to fix the problem. In some cases, a surgery might be the right answer.
Dr. Levi has treated a wide array of male infertility cases and will be able to find the optimal solution for you. In his extensive practical experience, Dr. Levi has successfully employed a variety of advanced treatments. For example, one revolutionary procedure that has given hope to many couples is ICSI, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, where an individual spermatozoa is injected into the egg.
The best way to find out more about infertility and the best treatment option for your individual needs is to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Andrew Levi at Park Avenue Fertility and Reproductive Medicine clinic. Our offices are located in Fairfield and Trumbull, CT. Call today at 203-372-6700 or learn more on our website and Facebook page.