Azoospermia is the name of the condition in male infertility when men don’t have sperm in their semen. It occurs in 5% of men all over and 20% in infertile men. There are no symptoms, but if you and your partner have been trying hard for a baby, but nothing is working out, then the condition could be one of the major causes.
You may be having issues which must be keeping your cojones from producing sperms or completely stopping sperm from going out of the body.
- Types of azoospermia
Azoospermia can be classified under the following:
- Pretesticular azoospermia:
Testicles or cojones are normal in this case, the issue is with your body, which cannot get to produce sperms. This is possible due to low hormone levels or posts having chemotherapy.
- Testicular azoospermia:
- Any injury caused makes it difficult from producing sperms in a normal way. This happens due to:
- Any genetic disorder like as XXY – syndrome also called Klinefelter’s syndrome
- Any kind of infection in reproductive organs, like urethritis and epididymitis
- An illness you got hold of during childhood, which caused your testicles to swell.
- An injury to the inguen (groin) area
- Radiation therapy has been done for the longest time
How does one come to know of this disorder?
If you are unable to impregnate your partner, for a long time, then it is time for you to get yourself checked.
You will in the first place give samples of your semen then laboratory will check them with a specially designed microscope. If the results showed no sperm in semen on two different tests done, then it is confirmed that you are suffering from azoospermia.
Then your doctor will check for the issues. A physical exam is what has to be carried out, the doctors will also ask regarding your medical history along with testing your blood to know your hormone levels.
The infertility treatment can be done by having Surgery can be of some help to you, in case you have blockages. If your blockage is more recent types then there are chances of surgery to be successful. If the blockages are older than 5 years, then the chances of restoring sperm flow are about 90%, and the chances of your lady love being pregnant are 70%.
Sperm retrieval has helped many men having non obstructive or those having a blockage, but who are not in favor of having surgery.