Male infertility could be caused due to multiple reasons!
The male reproductive system involves the production of the sperms in the testicles and then the movement of the same in ample quantities through the urethra out of the penis in response to orgasm so that the semen is deposited in the female reproductive tract for fertilizing the egg present there. However, male fertility could get affected due to multiple reasons and this could affect the conception either temporarily or permanently. Clinic offering infertility treatment for men in Aurangabad treats thousands of cases where different reasons have been observed as the root cause of the problem. Experts at the clinic offered information on what reasons could cause male infertility. Here is an overview –
Varicocele is characterized by the swelling of the veins that drain the testicles and the exact cause of it is unknown; although it is believed that improper temperature regulation causes it. The quality of the sperms gets affected. This condition is reversible with proper precautions and care.
According to a noted infertility clinic in Aurangabad, infections of different types including the STDs can cause various conditions like swelling of the testicles (orchitis) and swelling of the epididymis (epididymitis). Infection can also cause scarring of the tissue and lead to blockages in the movement of the sperm in the passage.
- Ejaculation problems
Sometimes the retrograde movement of semen occurs & it moves the opposite direction like towards the bladder and not out of the urethra. This could occur due to various conditions like diabetes, surgery of the bladder or urethra or prostate.
- Sperms being attacked by antibodies
In some instances, the antibodies recognize sperms as pathogens and external agents and start attacking them. In this manner, the sperm quantity is reduced drastically and the conception becomes difficult.
Malignant or non-malignant tumors in the male reproductive tissue and glands can affect male fertility significantly. Tumor at the site of pituitary gland also affects the fertility in males.
- Un-descended testicles
This is a congenital defect wherein the testicles fail to descend and the fertility process is affected fundamentally.
- Hormonal issues and imbalances
A hormonal imbalance like less of androgens/testosterone can cause underdevelopment of the male reproductive organs at the time of puberty itself.
- Problems in tubules that transport the sperms
Sperm carrying tubules are present in epididymis in the testicles and as vas deferens and urethra. Any blockage occurring in these can stop the movement of the semen/sperms.
- Chromosomal defects
According to a leading infertility clinic in Aurangabad, chromosomal defects can occur and these directly determine the overall sexual traits and sexual organs too; like in Klinefelter’s syndrome, the boy is born with two X and one Y chromosome!
- Celiac disease
In Celiac disease which occurs due to gluten diets, the sperm production could get affected and cause infertility. This could be revered through proper diet interventions.
- Radiation exposure
X-rays or other types of radiation can cause damage to the sperm producing capacity of the testicles and cause infertility.
- Overheating of the testicles
Sperm quality and production both are affected when testicles get overheated due to faulty temperature regulation.