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Does Azospermia Affects Fertility? And How?

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 2:05 PM

How Azospermia Affects FertilityAzospermia is known as the absence of sperm in seminal fluid. There are two particular forms of this problem, and it can be caused by a variety of different things. Visiting your doctor is the best way to tell if you suffer from this condition. If you and your partner have been having problems with fertility, it is a great idea to see the doctor and have them test your seminal fluid for sperm count in order to see if that is what is causing the infertility. If it is, there are sometimes some things that can be done to help.

The Frustrations of Azospermia

Many times, people who suffer from this condition get very frustrated. First of all, sometimes couples spend years trying to conceive before they realize that there may be an underlying problem that is preventing the pregnancy from happening. The issue with this is that when you go to the doctor to have tests run, it sometimes makes the male feel that he is inadequate if he finds out that he suffers from azospermia. This is something that cannot usually be prevented, so men should not get this feeling at all. Instead, just try to figure out ways that you can improve your chances of having a baby.

The Different Types of Azospermia

There are two common types of azospermia, which are known as obstructive and non-obstructive. When it is obstructive, it means that there may be sperm produced, but that they are being blocked when it comes to getting to the seminal fluid. This means that they are not able to be released upon ejaculation. Non-obstructive means that there is something that causes there to be a very low sperm count, or even none at all, which means that there is nothing actually blocking the sperm because they are simply not there.

What Causes It?

Obstructive azospermia is generally caused by something that is obstructing the route that the sperm takes to get to the seminal fluid. This can be caused by a vasectomy or even by epididymal scarring. There are many reasons that scarring can happen, and in some cases it has to do with hernia surgery that did not heal correctly. Non-obstructive is generally caused by a genetic disorder. There are certain things such as Klinefelter’s syndrome that can cause your sperm count to be drastically lower.

Is it Possible to Get Someone Pregnant?

While it may seem to be more of a challenge, men that suffer from this condition can still have the chance of being able to get a woman pregnant. First of all, vasectomies can usually be reversed. This is one of the easiest ways to overcome the problem. If it is for any other reason, then you generally have to undergo a procedure that will remove the sperm from your testicles. Even if you have a low sperm count, it is still possible. That being said, azospermia does not rule out the chances of you being able to have a child of your own one day.

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