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Why are Men Reluctant to Get Themselves Tested for Infertility?

Most men will not be too willing to get their sperm test done for different reasons. They find it to be scary and humiliating and they feel that it reflects poorly on their masculinity. Apart from that, most men just believe that having a baby isn’t really their respo...

Unnecessary testicular surgery for the infertile man

A common fashion these days in some IVF clinics is to do TESE-ICSI for men with severe oligoasthenospermia ( low sperm count). This is justified by saying that these men with " abnormal sperm"  have  high sperm DNA fragmentation, and this will result in poor fertilis...

Unnecessary testicular surgery for the infertile man

A common fashion these days in some IVF clinics is to do TESE-ICSI for men with severe oligoasthenospermia ( low sperm count). This is justified by saying that these men with " abnormal sperm"  have  high sperm DNA fragmentation, and this will result in poor fertilisa...

Pregnancy fathered by a man with testicular failure

To help men with Azoospermia have a baby with their own sperm, testicular sperm is collected directly from the testes. This is called Testicular Sperm Extraction with ICSI (TESE-ICSI ). This is a guest post by Dr. Sai, Senior Embryologist at Malpani Infertility Clinic...

Testis biopsy

A testis biopsy is a quick, simple surgical procedure for judging testicular function. It should be done only for men with azoospermia ( zero sperm count). It takes about 10 minutes to do. A testis biopsy is done in order to find out whether sperm produc...

Absent vas deferens - Congenital absence of the vas

Men with an absent vas deferens ( the tube which carries the sperm from the epididymis to the urethra ) have azoospermia, with a low volume ejaculate; acidic pH; and no fructose in the semen. This is because their seminal vesicles are also absent. The vas deferens is...

TESA - Testicular sperm aspiration

TESA, or testicular sperm aspiration (also known as TESE, or testicular sperm extraction) is one of the surgical sperm harvesting techniques used for retrieving sperm in patients with azoospermia. A number of surgical sperm retrieval or recovery methods have been dev...

Causes of Male Infertility – Everything You Need to Know

                           The causes of Male Infertility range from  physical anomalies to psychological problems and everything in between. These causes can be divided into four broad categories. It is often believed that fertility is an indication of a man's overall...

How much does ICSI cost ?

ICSI treatment for infertility has greatly enhanced the prospects of many hopeful couples who want to become parents. It's the best treatment option for treating male infertility.  You can benefit from ICSI if you have poor sperm - either poor motility, or a low cou...

Prolactin and infertility | Interpretation of prolactin levels

What is Prolactin? Prolactin is a hormone that is secreted by your pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland found below the brain. Prolactin is found in both men and women and is released at various times throughout the day and night. As the name suggests, the role of prolac...