Male infertility is usually a result of the low sperm production, abnormal function of the sperm or blockages which prevent the delivery of the sperm. There are various other factors which too, add to the problem of male infertility. These factors include chronic health problems, injuries, illnesses, choices as to lifestyle, and many others. Infertility problem treatment in males is possible. However, the first step to address the problem is to know the symptoms of the same.

Symptoms of male infertility

The main sign of male infertility is his inability to conceive a child. There are no other obvious signs or symptoms of the problem. In some cases, problems like inherited disorder, hormonal imbalance, dilated veins around the testicle or condition blocking the passage of sperm cause signs and symptoms.

You need male infertility problem treatment if you are experiencing following signs and symptoms:

  • Problems with smooth sexual function
  • Pain, swelling, or lump in the area of testicles 
  • Recurrent respiratory infections
  • Inability to smell        
  • Abnormal breast growth      
  • Decreased body or facial hair        
  • Lower than a normal sperm count

Causes of male infertility

Following causes are associated with male infertility:

  • Anabolic steroids which are taken to stimulate the strength of muscle and growth causes the testicles to shrink and sperm production to decrease.       
  • Drinking too much of alcohol lowers down the levels of testosterone, thereby causing ED and decrease in the production of sperm.       
  •  Men who smoke tobacco usually have a lower sperm count than the men who do not smoke.       
  •  In many cases, stress can interfere with various hormones which are required to produce sperm in the body.

When to consult a Sexologist doctor?

You know that you need the infertility problem treatment when you are not able to conceive a child even after a year of regular and unprotected intercourse with your partner. You also need to consult your doctor in the following cases:

  • Pain, discomfort or lump in the testicle area       
  • Problems with ejaculation or erection      
  • Low sex drive 
  • History of testicle, prostate or sexual problems        
  • A groin, penis, testicle or scrotum surgery