Men Infertility – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Men Infertility - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
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1. Infertility Treatments 

When you think of fertility treatment, you probably think about women undergoing IVF and similar treatments. However, did you know that up to 50 % of all infertility problems have male infertility as the sole or contributing factor? This means that men are more responsible for infertility problems than anyone realizes. Luckily, for the men who have those fertility issues, there are lots of different types of treatments available.


2. Surgery/Medications

While there are many different fertility medications out there for women, that is not the case for men. There are not really too many medications out there to treat male infertility. There are a few medications that improve male sperm count, but not every man is a good candidate for these medications.


However, if a man has an issue with the sperm not getting to where it needs to go because of a “plumbing” blockage, in those cases, surgery is usually an option that works very well. The surgeries to repair these type of sperm blockages are usually minor and have a great success rate.

3. Assisted Reproductive Techniques

There are tons of assisted reproductive techniques out there that can help men with infertility problems to father a child. Assisted reproductive techniques include things like IVF, ICSI, IUI, GIFT, or ZIFT. All of these options are viable for men who have sperm issues or male related fertility problems, but your health care provider will be able to tell you which one is the best for you.


If it turns out that assisted reproductive techniques are not right for you, there are always other options like sperm donation. If you are interested in an assisted reproductive technique, your doctor will be able to point you in the right direction and recommend something that you can try.

4. Natural Remedies

There are also some natural remedies when it comes to solving male fertility issues. Natural cures can definitely make a difference and are very safe and inexpensive. Some natural cures that you can try at home are improving your man’s diet and exercise routine, and making sure he is eating a variety of healthy foods.


Quitting smoking and using alcohol are also things that can make great improvements. Your guy should also make sure that he is getting enough zinc, vitamin E, vitamin C, B vitamins and calcium. If you want to supplement with a herbal supplement as well, L-Arginine has been shown to improve male fertility. Ask your doctor if he or she thinks that natural supplements would be right for you to improve your fertility.

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Dr. Lynette Weiss, MD

Dr. Lynette Weiss is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician and Scientific Director. She is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.