How Male Infertility is Linked to Urogenital Infections

infertility_depression.jpgIn at least 30 percent of all cases, male factor infertility is the reason a couple cannot conceive a child. In 6 to 10 percent of male factor infertility cases, the medical cause is the consequence of a prior urogenital infection. The risk of irreversible male factor infertility associated with urogenital infections in men is almost always unanticipated.

Diagnosing Male Factor Infertility

Men must increase their awareness of male factor infertility. A correct diagnostic evaluation of infections and inflammation in men must be a component in every couple’s basic fertility examination. All men wanting to have the ability to conceive in the future must know what about the possible effects of urogenital infections. Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs specializes in how urogenital infections have the ability to halt a man’s fertility. The Doctor regularly and successfully treats male factor infertility.

Main Causes of Male Factor Infertility

Sexually transmitted pathogens (uropathogens) are the main cause of male genital tract inflammatory disease.

  • Chlamydia Trachomatis – or –
  • Escherichia Coli

The spread of viral infections through the bloodstream must be considered when evaluating a man’s infertility. 25 percent of men who undergo a testicular biopsy for infertility are found to have an asymptomatic inflammatory reaction in the epididymis and testes.

When pathogens are detected in the male’s genital tract, antibiotic therapy may be used to eradicate same. There is no guarantee that antibiotic therapy will be able to permanently increase the man’s quality of sperm – irreversible infertility may be diagnosed. This is because urogenital infections can trigger permanent immunopathological processes in the genital tract.

Chronic Prostatitis on Fertility

Current studies do not provide any definite conclusions about the effects of chronic prostatitis on a man’s fertility. Studies do find that – after acute inflammation/infection of the epididymis:

  • 10 percent of cases found no sperm in the man’s ejaculate over the long term
  • 30 percent of cases found reduced number of spermatozoa
  • 60 percent of cases found adversely affected testes
  • Testicular atrophy with permanent loss of spermatogenesis is a dreaded complication

Successful Male Factor Infertility Treatment

Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs has successfully treated male factor infertility caused by complications associated with urogenital infections.

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) using donor sperm is a very effective treatment for male factor infertility
  • IUI is the process of injecting a highly concentrated amount of sperm into a woman’s cervix during her ovulation window
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) using Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is also successful in treating male factor infertility
  • ICSI is the specialized process of injecting a single sperm into an egg

It is important to work with a fertility doctor having over 35 years of clinical experience diagnosing and successfully treating infertility. Contact Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs if you are struggling with infertility. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacobs by clicking the icon below – or – call 888.325.7389.

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