As infertility is a disorder of a couple, both partners must be investigated.In order to find out what to expect on the initial infertility consultation
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.The basic investigation of the infertile man usually includes:
- Comprehensive review of the medical history
- General and focused physical examination
- Semen analysis (Semen volume, sperm concentration, motility, morphology, and sperm antibodies)
- Hormone measurements (Luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, prolactin, testosterone, sex hormone–binding globulin)
- Imaging (Scrotal ultrasound, transrectal ultrasound of prostate and seminal vesicles, magnetic resonance imaging of pituitary)
- Testis biopsy (Needle aspiration: cells or tissue, open), when appropriate
FAQ: What is the reason for repeating the semen analysis?
Several semen tests are usually performed because the results may vary considerably from day to day.
In order to further understand “male infertility” a basic understanding of the male genital anatomy – should be achieved.
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