Statistics show that up to 50% of infertility problems among couples can be traced to male medical conditions. Nearly one in ten men will experience infertility. It is critical for men to be tested as soon as a couple realizes they are having trouble conceiving. At SRM, men with an abnormal semen test are evaluated by a fellowship-trained urologist with knowledge of male reproductive issues and experience in overcoming those issues.
Male infertility can be caused by a number of problems: blockage of the vas deferens (following vasectomy), abnormal hormones, varicocele (varicose veins of the testicle), testicular exposures, abnormal ejaculation, or abnormal erectile function. Our evaluation includes a detailed history, physical exam, and semen analysis. Further testing may include endocrine labs (blood drawn), an ultrasound, or genetic testing. Depending on the cause of male infertility, we treat patients with a combination of lifestyle changes, medications, and sometimes surgery. Our goal is to do everything we can to maximize a couple’s ability to achieve a pregnancy.