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Subfertility - How to prevent?

Subfertility - Causes and Risk Factors

Subfertility - Diagnosis

Several tests will be performed when you seek a urologic specialist.

Semen Analysis: The fundamental evaluation for male infertility – in order to conceive a child, the male testis has to produce enough healthy sperm that is effectively ejaculated in the semen. Two or more semen samples will generally be collected, which are then analysed for several factors including sperm counts, activity, and whether the sperms have a normal shape/configuration.  

Hormone evaluation: Blood tests will be taken to determine the level of reproductive hormones including testosterone.

Other more specialised tests might be performed depending on findings from the initial evaluation, and these include:

Genetic testing: Further blood tests might be taken, especially if low sperm counts are present, to determine if an underlying genetic disorder is present.

Scrotal ultrasound: This is usually performed if there are abnormalities on the semen analysis, and is used to detect diseases associated with infertility, including varicocele and testicular cancer.

Subfertility - Preparing for surgery

Subfertility - Post-surgery care

Subfertility - Other Information

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