Male infertility challenges are more common than you may think. At OC Fertility, Sharon Moayeri, MD, and Nidhee Sachdev, MD, specialize in helping men determine the cause of their fertility challenges and effectively treat them. To find out what’s preventing your ability to get pregnant, call the office in Newport Beach, California, or schedule a visit online today.
People often assume that the male’s role in creating a baby is simple. Actually, though, fertilizing an egg with sperm is a multi-step process, and many men experience challenges at one or more of those steps.
In order to fertilize an egg, you need to produce healthy sperm, your semen needs to carry a sufficient number of them from your penis, and then they have to move properly to not just reach, but also penetrate your partner’s egg.
A variety of health and environmental conditions can get in the way of that process. Some of the leading male infertility causes the team at OC Fertility treats include:
This list only captures some of the issues that can contribute to male infertility. To find out what affects your fertility, visit OC Fertility.
At OC Fertility, your doctor matches your treatment to your specific fertility challenge. They start the process by performing certain tests — like a semen analysis or hormone testing — to identify the root cause of your fertility problem.
Some fertility problems have a defined treatment. For example, surgery can correct varicoceles. In other cases, your doctor may recommend treatment like hormone therapy to balance your body and increase your sperm count and health.
OC Fertility also has an in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab. If other male infertility treatments fail, the team can help you and your partner get pregnant through IVF, the most advanced assisted-reproductive technology available today. You can also use a sperm donor with IVF.
It’s important to know that environmental exposures and lifestyle choices can impact your fertility. To protect your ability to fertilize an egg, consider:
The team at OC Fertility can help you make changes to improve your likelihood of getting your partner pregnant. For personalized male infertility treatment, call the office or make an appointment online today.