3 Signs of Male Infertility - Somerset Urological Associates

3 Signs of Male Infertility

urologist speaking to male about infertility signs

For a large number of men, starting their own family is one of their lifelong dreams. Unfortunately, sometimes it isn’t that easy. If you have been trying to conceive a child with no success, it may be due to male infertility. While this may seem like a sensitive topic, it is actually a quite common issue – male infertility accounts for approximately half of all infertility cases. This can be coped with and treated if you know the basic signs of male infertility and reach out to a medical professional for help.

1. Libido and Hormonal Problems

While men are frequently portrayed as having a higher libido than women, due to the greater amount of testosterone they produce, it is possible for a man to have a low sex drive. However, a sudden change in your sex drive may be a cause for concern. It may be an indication of lower than normal levels of testosterone being produced, which is a symptom of an underlying problem. If you suddenly experience erectile dysfunction on a regularly basis, it may be an indication of male infertility.

2. Testicle Pain or Swelling

Testicles can experience pain or swelling due to a number of reasons, but it is always best to seek medical attention as soon as you feel this pain. In addition, inspect your testicles on a regular basis for lumps or vein swelling, as these outward symptoms could be a sign of an internal obstruction in your reproductive system. The testicles produce sperm needed to conceive a child, therefore an issue with that organ could be the cause of any infertility problems you may have.

3. Ejaculation Issues

A sudden inability to ejaculate is also a sign that it is time to visit a doctor. This could be due to several reasons. You may have retrograde ejaculation, a condition where the semen enters the bladder during orgasm. Other ejaculatory problems can be due to certain blood pressure medications you are taking or health problems, such as diabetes. No matter what the case is, having problems ejaculating is a sign that you may have a low sperm count, which would greatly inhibit your ability to reproduce. Be sure to consult with a doctor to find out why you are experiencing this issue – this condition can be treated.

Infertility Treatment at Somerset Urological Associates

You are not alone if you are experiencing any of these signs. Male infertility is a common issue that affects many men nationwide, and it can be treated with the help of a medical professional. At Somerset Urological Associates, we seek to provide the best, dedicated level of care with our team of board certified physicians and next level technologies. We are highly skilled in all aspects of urology and can offer you a variety of services to help you treat urological disorders such as kidney stones, sexual dysfunction or urinary incontinence. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your urological health.