Tackling Male Infertility
Infertility, the inability to get pregnant after 6 to 12 months of unprotected intercourse, is troubling, but not untreatable.
Male infertility is an issue for approximately one-half of couples seeking treatment, and most affected patients are asymptomatic. For this reason, our fertility doctors with Texas Fertility Center San Antonio evaluate the male partner of every couple who comes to our practice.
Just as we do with our female patients, the first step in the male evaluation involves a thorough health history. This may reveal obvious barriers to getting pregnant, such as inherited conditions like cystic fibrosis, anatomic problems such as a varicocele, sexual function issues, obesity, or signs of hormonal deficiencies. Following this history, our doctors typically recommend a semen analysis. If indicated, they will also order a hormone panel to rule out potential causes of male infertility that can be easily treated with medication, and/or genetic testing to identify inherited causes of infertility.
When indicated, our fertility doctors may refer the male to one of San Antonio’s leading fertility urologists for a more extensive evaluation.
What to expect during a male infertility evaluation
Texas Fertility Center San Antonio has an on-site andrology laboratory staffed by world-class embryologists and andrologists to ensure accurate semen analysis results.
A semen analysis involves collecting a semen sample, either at home or in the Ovation® Fertility office, to assess sperm concentration (counts), morphology (shape) and motility (ability to swim).
Your physician will review your semen analysis findings and make recommendations for appropriate fertility treatment at Texas Fertility Center, or refer the male partner to a specialist for further examination and/or treatment when necessary.
State-of-the-art reproductive medicine can mitigate or reverse the causes of male infertility
Texas Fertility Center is located in San Antonio’s Stone Oak section on the North side of town. With our state-of-the-art facilities, we help couples throughout South Texas, including San Antonio, Laredo, Corpus Christi and the Valley, as well as patients who come to see us from Mexico and Central- and South America.
Contact us to arrange for a new patient consultation with our fertility doctors. If you have been trying to get pregnant and suspect the cause may be male infertility, our doctors have the experience and skill to help most men successfully overcome a diagnosis of male infertility, so they can go on to have healthy children.