Causes of Infertility in Male

Infertility is a very common cause among all couples. In every 6 couples, 1 is affected with infertility. Most of the time people think of women when issues arise about infertility, but men are equally responsible for not having a baby.

One-third of the cases of infertility happen for men, one-third of cases of infertility happens for women and in the rest of cases, both partners have infertility. There are many problems in pregnancy that arise from male infertility causes. Some of the common causes of male infertility are given below.

Sperm related causes

Among all the other causes the most common types of male infertility is an abnormality of sperm. Male sperm plays a huge role in the process of getting pregnant.

Sperm motility

Motility of the sperm or movement of the sperm is very important. As the process of pregnancy includes the sperm to travel through the tube, normal motility of the sperm is much needed. Abnormality of the motility can prevent the sperm from reaching the egg of the partner. Also, sperm must be able to travel from testicle to semen in the body through delicate tubes to get mixed with the semen before coming out through the penis.

The production of the sperm

Apart from having motility, the production of the sperm is also needed for having a perfect pregnancy. This is related to the early process of growth and the formation of male sex organs. A specific amount of sperm is required to complete the process. You need to be sure that one of the testicles of your body is working correctly. Along with sperm production hormone like testosterone is very important.

Sperm count

This is one of the most common among other types of male infertility. Having a low sperm count can highly effect in pregnancy. This happens when the number of sperm is low in your semen. The chances of getting pregnant decrease with the decreasing sperm count.

Because of the low sperm count, the chances of one sperm reaching the egg also decrease. If your semen contains less than 15 million sperm per millimeter and less than 39 million sperm per ejaculate then it is a low sperm count.

Medical causes

Apart from male infertility causes related to sperm, other medical conditions can cause infertility in males. Some of the common medical conditions are given below.

Infection

Infections are common but you might not know that infection can cause trouble with sperm production and health. Some of the infections are very well known for blocking the passage of sperm with scarring. These infections include orchitis, epididymitis, sexually transmitted infection, etc.

Varicocele  

This is known to be a swelling of the veins, the cause of this varicocele is still not known. The testicle is slowly drained by this condition which affects the quality and quantity of the sperm. But it can be treated with medical help improving the health of the sperm.

Conclusion

Male infertility is just as common as female infertility and these are the common causes that can prevent you from having a baby.

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