Around 10 percent of infertile men and 1 percent of all men have azoospermia.



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Updated on:
February 21, 2023
Male Infertility


What is Azoospermia?


Despite normal spermatogenesis, azoospermia is the absence of sperm cells in the ejaculate. It affects about 1% of guys and is a common cause of infertility in men. About 60% NOA and 40% OA were extracted from it. The semen is rendered less fertile or occasionally sterile by this condition.

What are the contributing elements to this condition?

Numerous factors can contribute to obstructive azoospermia. Males with:- A previous vasectomyEjaculation or ejaculatory duct blockageTesticles or epididymis with an infectionEpididymis and/or Vas deference absent since birth (a tube that stores and transfers the sperm)

What symptoms indicate obstructed oogenesis?

The majority of the time, obstructive azoospermia goes undetected. However, there are two key signs of the disorder, which are as follows:Difficulty with sperm productionDuct obstruction resulting in blocked ejaculationWhat impact does obstructive azoospermia have on conception or fertility?Obstructive azoospermia prevents a guy from sperm production in appropriate numbers. This makes natural conception extremely challenging. Despite this low sperm count, the testis or epididymis can be successfully used to retrieve viable sperm. These sperm can subsequently be used in IVF or other processes.

What diagnostic procedures are used?

Physical examination: It could assist in identifying the incorrect testicle structure. In addition to diagnosing testicle anatomy, it also examines the epididymis and other ducts.Scrotum and the prostate are imaged. The use of ultrasound examinations is an excellent way to identify any issues or anomalies in males.Clinical examinations: These can be used to measure testosterone and follicle-stimulating hormone levels. The quantity of sperm is directly impacted by these hormones.

How can this problem be treated?

There are two different treatments that can be used to treat obstructive azoospermia, depending on the patient's condition:Vaso-vasostomy/vaso-epididymostomy: This procedure involves making a tiny incision in the testicles. To remove the barrier in the vas deferens/epididymal tube, this is done. This tube is essential for the movement of sperm to the testes.A tiny incision is created in the testes to remove obstruction from the ejaculatory duct during transurethral resection of the ejaculatory duct (TURED). The ejection of the sperm into the vagina is primarily due to this duct.

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Is IVF hard on women’s bodies?

You will have much more hormones rushing through your body than usual as a result of all the hormone injections required during IVF. You might feel cranky, bloated, or even high libido as a result of that. It's not uncommon for women to gain a little weight. Hormone injections can affect your weight and also your hunger levels, along with changes in your emotions. Expect some changes to happen in your body and mind.

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Can I smoke during IVF treatment?

Smoking is a strict "No" if you’re looking to get pregnant. This is applicable to both men and women. Smoking has shown to have a big impact on the quality of the sperms and eggs and hence it’s advisable that you quit smoking if you’re planning to start a family.

What are the steps involved in IVF treatment?

A step by step guide to IVF treatment is conveyed in this video by our Medical Director – Dr Vani Sundarapandian..

Can I work and commute when undergoing IVF treatment?

This can only be suggested on a case to case basis depending on the various factors associated with the patient, such as age, medical condition, quality of eggs/sperms etc.

At what age is IVF most successful?

IVF success rates vary as it depends on multiple factors. One of these major factors is age. The success rate is almost 55-60% in women who are less than 35 years of age. The success rate goes down as the woman’s age increases. Ideally, the 20s and 30s are the best age to have a successful IVF.

How do I prepare my body for IVF?

It's pretty doable. Begin taking prenatal supplements, keep a healthy weight, stop using drugs, drinking alcohol, or smoking, avoid serious infectious infections, which could cause a delay in treatment, and reduce consuming caffeine. Basically, maintain a healthy body by eating healthy and exercising regularly.

How much of infertility is because of the man?

1/3 of infertility cases are attributable to men, 1/3 are attributable to women, and the rest are a combination of male and female factors or unexplained problems.

Do IVF hormones make you emotional?

Some women report having minimal to no reactions, while others say they are extremely anxious or even depressed. So be aware that you can experience an emotional response to the hormone changes; if you do, this is completely normal and okay.

How long should I try before deciding to see a fertility specialist?

If you’re unable to conceive after a year of actively trying to conceive, then you should consult a doctor.

Is IVF painful?

IVF shots are typically not too painful. Although there is a stinging feeling, it is not bothersome. The needles are too thin to cause any pain. When you inject the medication, you can invite your partner or perhaps a friend to stand by your side.

Can i drink alcohol during IVF treatment?

Drinking is strictly discouraged while prepping for IVF. Some studies have shown that alcohol may have an effect on the outcome of IVF.

Do IVF babies look different?

The woman becomes pregnant once the embryo is implanted in her uterus, and after a certain amount of time, she gives birth to her child. IVF children are just like any other children. In fact, it is impossible to tell an IVF baby apart from other kids unless you are told.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

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Are IVF babies always healthy?

Yes is the clear-cut response. With the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF), millions of healthy children have been born. There are no immediate or long-term risks to the child's health associated with the procedure. The method of conception is the main distinction between IVF babies and regular babies.

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