Infertility can be characterised by the inability to conceive despite having regular unprotected sex with your partner for longer than a year. For men, this is usually due to a low sperm count in your semen. Diminished sex drive, pain or swelling in the testicles and hormonal changes resulting in hair loss and breast growth are also symptoms of male infertility.
In order to help you manage your fertility, your urologist must first determine its underlying cause through tests and physical exams. While lifestyle activities such as smoking, drinking and drug use can affect your sperm count, physical injuries and blockages in your testicles may also impact your fertility.
Our qualified and experienced doctors may conduct a physical examination, hormonal imbalance testing and semen analysis, also known as sperm count test, to diagnose male infertility. Additional tests such as scrotal ultrasound, transrectal ultrasound, testicular biopsy and post-ejaculation urinalysis may also be done.
Depending on the cause of male infertility, some lifestyle changes or medical treatment may be recommended to help improve male fertility. In cases where stress, depression or anxiety is impacting your ability to conceive, you might need counselling too.
INFERTILITY TREATMENT AT INVICTUS
If your fertility is being affected by a blockage that prevents semen from leaving the testicles, surgery can be performed to remove the blockage and correct fertility problems. In cases where infertility is being caused by hormonal changes, medications can be taken to balance out your hormones as well.
In other cases, assisted reproductive technology (ART) may be needed to help you conceive a child with your partner. During the assisted reproductive technology (ART) process, your sperm is harvested for implantation into your partner’s cervix or is used for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), a process where the egg and sperm are fused outside the body.
The Invictus Men's Health Clinic offers a range of fertility treatments depending on your specific needs and medical history.