Causes of sperm abnormalities
Abnormalities of sperm function can be due to an infection of the genital tract (prostatitis), varicocele (enlargement of the veins in the scrotum), anti-sperm antibodies, failure of sperm to attain the fertilization potential (acrosome reaction) and failure of sperm to bind and penetrate the egg (fertilization).
In around one in three cases, male infertility is caused by blockages or the absence of tubes – usually due to an injury or a vasectomy.
In rare cases, a genetic disease such as cystic fibrosis or a chromosomal abnormality can cause male infertility.
If you’ve helped conceive a baby in the past, but can’t now, you may still be producing normal, healthy sperm, but it may mean your sperm is not compatible with your current partner.
Sperm quality can also be affected by:
drugs, including steroids and recreational use
weight and body mass index (BMI)
frequent exposure to extreme heat (working in hot temperatures, or regular saunas)
acute viral illness or operations for undescended testes or hernias.
working in cramped conditions (for example, truck drivers)
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Diagnosis and evaluation
Physical examination. A thorough physical exam can detect varicocele and give clues to hormone problems.
Sperm and semen analysis. Experts assess your sperm count, their shape, movement, and other variables.
Hormone evaluation: Testosterone and multiple hormones made in the brain control sperm production.
Testicular biopsy. This is done for men with very low or no sperm in their semen. A needle biopsy of the testicle can show whether a man is making healthy sperm. If abundant good sperm are found in the testicle, there’s likely a blockage somewhere.
Genetic testing. Genetic tests can identify specific obstacles to fertility and problems with sperm.
Treatment of abnormal sperm production
At Footsteps To Fertility Centre located in Nairobi, Kenya, our trusted fertility specialist may manage abnormal sperm production with medications that improve hormone levels. They may also recommend assisted reproductive techniques or surgery, which is used to correct conditions that cause a blockage or problems with sperm production and quality.
Our entire team is dedicated to making your dreams of a family into reality. We give you the best chance at starting a family, in the shortest possible amount of time from the start, to the finish, until we have realized your fertility goals.
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