ADVANCED PATERNAL AGE
Although significant focus has been placed on female reproductive aging, there is also an age-related decline in sperm function and male fertility.
There is a decline in testicular function, which includes declining testosterone levels each year.Sperm parameters including semen volume, motility, and morphology decrease with age, although a decline in sperm concentration has not been shown.
Most studies suggest th... Read More
AZOOSPERMIA (NILL SPERM COUNT / ZERO SPERM COUNT)
What is azoospermia?
Azoospermia, also known as a zero or no sperm count, is a male fertility issue that occurs when there is sperm in a man’s ejaculate. Azoospermia is present in 1-2% of the general male population, and as such, is a frequent factor involved with the inability to conceive
What Does A Zero Sperm Count Mean?
Azoospermia means that a man doe... Read More
Delayed ejaculation is classed as either:
You may have delayed ejaculation if:
Causes of delayed ejaculation... Read More
What is Erectile Dysfunction or ED?
Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to develop or keep an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. 10% of men suffer from impotence and it is seen in almost one third of diabetic men. The ability to develop an erection is an important part of a man’s overall health, regardless of age.
What are the Symptoms of ED?
Symptoms for ED may include:
Finding blood in your semen (haematospermia) can be alarming. However, in most cases it's not serious and will pass within a few days.
It's unusual to find blood in your semen when you ejaculate, but try not to worry.
It's usually only temporary and the cause is rarely anything serious.
The semen may be blood stained brownish-red in colour or have a pink tinge.
In many cases, no obvious ... Read More
In nearly 30% of all infertility cases the cause is attributed to male reproductive problems. An additional 30% of infertility cases are attributed to both female and male factors.Despite how common it is, male infertility is often overlooked when couples are facing difficulty conceiving.
Possible Causes and Risk Factors for Male Infertility:
Male infertility can be caused by various factors such as hormone disorders, illness, injury to reproductive organs, Bl... Read More
Fertility assessment is a way to learn more about your fertility and your options.
It is important that man be present for fertility evaluation along with his wife / partner.
More often, a lot of time is spent with the woman before the male partner / husband turns up at the clinic only to find out that he has very low sperm count or some other fertility or sexual problems.
Anyone who has been trying to unsuccessfully to conceive for more than 12 months is advised to ch... Read More
Premature ejaculation is the most common ejaculation problem. It's where the male ejaculates too quickly during sexual intercourse.
Average time taken to ejaculate during intercourse was around 5 to 6 minutes. There is no definition of how long sex should last.However, it is up to each couple to decide if they are happy with the time taken.
Occasional episodes of premature ejaculation are common and are not a cause for concern. However, if you're finding that around half of yo... Read More
What is retrograde ejaculation?Retrograde ejaculation is a rarer type of ejaculation problem. It happens when semen travels backwards into the bladder instead of through the urethra (the tube that urine passes through).
When is retrograde ejaculation suspected?It is suspected when there is a very low amount of semen produced and/or failure to produce any semen after orgasm.
The main symptoms of retrograde ejaculation include producing ... Read More
Indications for surgical sperm retrieval: The procedure may help men who are unable to produce adequate sperm for a variety of reasons, including:
Semen analysis is not a test for fertility. The patient cannot be considered fertile based only on normal semen analysis. It was shown that 30% of all patients with normal semen analysis have abnormal sperm function.
Semen sample should be collected after a minimum of 48 hours and up to 5 days of sexual abstinence (not having sexual intercourse or not ejaculating semen by masturbation).Abstinence lesser than 2 days and more than 5 days will give wrong results and creates unnecessary a... Read More
Varicocele is the dilatation of the network of many small veins found in the male spermatic cord around the testis. It is the most frequently encountered mass of the spermatic cord.
How common is varicocele?
The estimated incidence is at ~15% of the general male population and ~40% of sub fertile and infertile men. It is more common cause in men when trying fo... Read More