Author: Dr. Asha Baxi
Qualification : MBBS, MS, FICOG, FRCOG
How can IVF help Male Infertility? All you need to know
Infertility is defined as a couple’s inability to become pregnant after one year of regular, unprotected sex. According to studies, infertility affects 10 to 20% of couples attempting to conceive. Approximately 10% of men are infertile or have difficulty getting their partner pregnant.
- Varicocele — an abnormal collection of bulging veins above the testicle; they’re the most common cause of correctable male infertility, accounting for 38% of cases
- Undescended testicle
- Obstruction anywhere in the uroginal tract that is hampering the passage from production site
- Infections in the testicle, the prostate, or elsewhere in the body that causes a fever
- Chemotherapy for cancer
- Medicines such as anabolic steroids or anti-seizure medicines
- Genetic abnormalities
- Hormonal problems
- General physical examination and medical history to acquire a better picture of the overall health of a patient.
- Semen analysis provides information on the number of sperm with good structure and shape (morphology), the quantity produced, sperm motility (movement), and sperm quality.
- Hormonal Profile can indicate that sperm production is normal and there is some defect in the passage or vice versa
- Transrectal Ultrasound to evaluate internal reproductive organ abnormalities.
- Testicular Biopsy to determine the presence of cancer or sperm production
- The female partner will be given ovarian stimulation medications. The goal is to stimulate her ovaries to produce as many eggs as possible in a safe manner.
- After that, the woman will have a brief outpatient procedure to retrieve her mature eggs
- The embryologists will combine the eggs with sperm provided by the male partner on-site or at home. They may use ICSI to help with fertilisation.
- The resulting embryo will be transferred to the female partner’s uterus by the fertility doctor, who will then monitor her for pregnancy.
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