Male Infertility: 8 Important Signs You Should Never Ignore



Infertility is the inability to achieve a normal pregnancy. Reproduction is a simple and natural experience for most couples. However, for some couples it is very difficult to conceive.

A man’s fertility generally relies on the quantity and quality of his sperm. If the number of sperm a man ejaculates is low or if the sperm are of a poor quality, it will be difficult, and sometimes impossible, for him to cause a pregnancy.

Male infertility is diagnosed when, after testing both partners, reproductive problems have been found in the male.

Although most men with male infertility do not notice symptoms other than inability to conceive a child, signs and symptoms associated with male infertility include:

1. Problems with sexual function — for example, difficulty with ejaculation or small volumes of fluid ejaculated, reduced sexual desire or difficulty maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)

2. Inability to conceive a child.
One of the main signs of infertility in men, or women for that matter, is the non-conception of a child after a certain period of time. Experts recommend different things but, generally speaking, if you try to conceive a baby by having unprotected sexual intercourse for one year with no success you should consult with a doctor.

READ: Male Infertility: 11 Reasons Why You Cannot Impregnate a Woman

3. Irregularities in the testicular region.
Well, as a man, you may need to check what is going on below the belt, if you find it struggling to impregnate your woman. Check the testicular region for any irregular symptoms such as lumps or pain, which might be signs of something more serious.

4. Problems with sexual function.
Sometimes it’s not just about having the right tools, but also the ability to use them that can make a difference. Even if you seem perfectly healthy, problems in the bedroom such as difficulty with ejaculation, reduced sexual desire or erectile dysfunction might be preventing you from impregnating a woman. It is important to seek help and be honest about any sexual obstacles you are experiencing.

5. Chronic respiratory infections.
Recurrent respiratory infections can be a sign of a more serious underlying illness that might be causing infertility. It’s important to note all symptoms and report any sickness to your doctor.

6. Drastic changes in facial or body hair.
It’s no surprise that hormones play a huge role in your ability to reproduce. Look for signs that you might have hormonal irregularities such as drastic changes in your hair growth (or texture). A major shift in hair quality, and other signs such as changes in your complexion or a sudden outbreak of acne might indicate a hormonal abnormality that could impact your attempts to get your woman pregnant.

7. Visible changes in the genital area.
Look for visible signs of change or abnormality in the genital area. Be on the lookout for dilated veins or swelling, which might indicate a blockage that could be preventing the passage of sperm.

8. Low Sperm Count: Having a lower than normal sperm count (fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen or a total sperm count of less than 39 million per ejaculate).

Source: Culled form health related articles, contents.


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