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infertilidad masculina

In about 90% of cases, male infertility is due to a specific problem that has a solution. Here we tell you some of the common causes of infertility, possible treatments, and the probabilities of success; although, you should know that these vary depending on each couple.

Causes of male infertility

Obstructions

Male infertility can be caused by a blockage in the ejaculatory duct (vas deferens or vessels of the epididymis, prevents sperm to pass to the fluid of the ejaculation. The causes involve an infection, injury, congenital defects or a vasectomy.

Possible symptoms: does not exist.

Possible solutions: surgery. It is possible to recover sperm directly from the testicle by aspiration or a testicular biopsy, and proceed to in vitro fertilization.

Success rates: according to the problem and the type of surgery, between 50% and 90% of the men increases your production of sperm after the surgery. Approximately 20% to 65% may conceive (by means of sexual intercourse, in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection).

Varicocele

It is the appearance of dilated veins, similar to varicose veins, in the scrotum; increasing the temperature of the testicles, affecting in some cases the production of sperm and cause male infertility.

Possible symptoms: do not occur, but can be detected by a physical examination.

Possible solutions: surgery to prevent further deterioration, while it is impossible to fix what is already damaged. Techniques of artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization.

Success rates: varies depending on the severity.

Sperm spot

This problem may involve a low number of sperm or their complete absence, as well as poor motility or abnormal shape.

Possible symptoms: does not exist.

Possible solutions: remedies for fertility, artificial insemination with donor semen or you own, if the quantity, shape and motility are not too abnormal, or intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

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Success rates: combined fertility medications (which increase the production of eggs) with the artificial insemination, the success rate is 10% to 20% per cycle. The success rate of intracytoplasmic injection is a 30% to 50% per cycle.

Allergy to sperm

The own body can develop antibodies to sperm after a vasectomy, testicular torsion, infection or trauma.

Possible symptoms: there is not.

Possible solutions: artificial insemination, assisted reproduction techniques or intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Sometimes prescribe corticosteroids such as prednisone, to inhibit the antibodies of the semen, but most doctors do not recommended for its side effects.

Success rates: combined fertility medications (which increase the production of eggs) with the artificial insemination, the success rate is 10% to 20% per cycle. The success rate of intracytoplasmic injection is a 30% to 50% per cycle.

Fertility problems not explained

In this case, it is not clear what is the cause of the problem. It may be that environmental toxins are a cause, but it is not proven.

Possible symptoms: there is not.

Possible solutions: remedies for fertility combined with artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization

Success rates: combined fertility medications (which increase the production of eggs) with the artificial insemination, the success rate is 10% to 20% per cycle.

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