It is often women who carry the shame and worry of infertility and yet men are a significant cause of problems in nearly 40% of all cases. A low sperm count or poor quality sperm, obstructions or mechanical difficulties can all be problems for those struggling to conceive.

It is essential that men get tests for fertility, in order to discover possible male fertility problems, so the couple get pregnant.

Fertility Tests for Men

The evaluation for male infertility should start with a consultation with a urologist . The urologist will likely begin with a basic interview and exam that includes: A full medical and reproductive history, along with any surgeries you have had and medications you are taking. Lifestyle questions, including your exercise, smoking, drug use and finally a physical exam where your testicular size must be measured and inspection for varicoceles.

Afterwards a semen analysis will come were an expert assesses the sperm count, their shape, movement, and other variables. Generally, a higher number of normal-shaped sperm means higher fertility. But exceptions are common. Many men with low sperm counts or abnormal semen are still fertile. And around 15% of infertile men have normal semen and plenty of normal sperm. You have to prepared for bad news as if you suffer from azoospermia, which means that no semen at all is present. Sometimes this represents a blockage that can be corrected with surgery.

A hormone evaluation will be done to control sperm production through testosterone and multiple hormones made in the brain. However, hormones are not the main problem in 97% of infertile men.

Finally be aware that genetic tests can identify specific obstacles to fertility, and problems with sperm.

Fertility Treatments in Spain

IMED Hospitals has a specialized urology unit. If you have an infertility problem, you can request a free no obligation appointment. Remember that now you can get 2 plane tickets to come to Spain to meet us, so your fertility treatment in Spain will be very affordable.