Male Infertility Specialist

Urology Specialty Care of Miami -  - Urologist

Urology Specialty Care of Miami

Urologists located in Miami, FL

In more than one-third of infertility cases in the United States, the issue relates to the man’s health. Male infertility can be a frustrating and stressful issue, but if you’ve had trouble conceiving a child, know you’re not alone. The experienced urologists at Urology Specialty Care of Miami offer compassionate and comprehensive treatment of male infertility issues. Practicing in Miami, Florida, they use the most advanced diagnostic tools to determine what’s causing infertility and state-of-the-art treatment techniques to increase your chances of conceiving. To learn more, schedule a consultation online or by phone with the infertility experts at Urology Specialty Care of Miami.

Male Infertility Q & A

What is Male Infertility?

Male infertility is any condition that lowers a man’s chance of conceiving a child with his female partner. Infertility is the result of issues in the production of sperm or the delivery of sperm into the female.

If any part of the sperm production or ejaculation process is dysfunctional, sperm may not be able to leave the body as it usually should. There may also be a problem in the production of sperm.

What Causes Male Infertility?

Several factors can hinder male fertility, including:

  • Sperm Deficiencies: Sperm may not fully develop or move in the right way. There may also be issues where the body produces meager amounts of sperm or none at all. Sperm issues may be due to lifestyle habits that can lower sperm counts, including smoking or using drugs or alcohol. Certain medications can also lower sperm counts. If you have chronic medical conditions, such as kidney failure, or have hormonal issues like low testosterone, your body may not be able to produce sufficient amounts of healthy sperm. Also, if you had mumps after you reached puberty, there’s a small possibility that it caused inflammation in the testicles, called orchitis. If orchitis occurred in both testicles, it could hinder male fertility.
  • Scrotum Deficiencies: Within the scrotum are veins known as varicoceles. When these veins swell, they can interfere with sperm growth. Blood doesn’t drain properly and may flow back into your scrotum, causing the scrotum to be too warm to produce healthy sperm.
  • Retrograde Ejaculation: Retrograde ejaculation is a condition where semen goes backward in your body, traveling into the bladder instead of the penis. This condition occurs due to bladder muscles not closing properly during orgasm.
  • Immune System Dysfunction: Your body normally produces antibodies after an infection or injury. In some cases, infertility is the result of an improperly functioning immune system that causes your body to attack your sperm.
  • Obstruction: If you experience frequent infections or defects in your reproductive system, you may have infertility issues caused by blockages that don’t let the sperm exit the body properly. Blockages can occur in any part of the reproductive tract.

What Treatments are Available for Male Infertility?

Because many factors influence male fertility, your Urology Specialty Care of Miami doctor evaluates your overall health to determine the cause. Test results help him to customize a treatment plan that may include hormone therapy, lifestyle changes, and medications.

For blockages or other reproductive defects, your doctor may recommend surgery.

Book a consultation online or by calling the office to learn more.