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Male Infertility

Choosing to become a father is one of the biggest decisions most men will ever face. While fatherhood is extremely rewarding, becoming a new parent can be challenging for many men. Male infertility is an issue for nearly half of all infertile couples. 

That’s why InVia Fertility strives to help men in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, and Northbrook, IL. We have a team of fertility specialists who can help determine and treat the issue. 

What Causes Male Infertility? 

While many people assume that low sperm count is the cause of male infertility, there are actually several causes that can contribute to it. Sperm can be affected by a variety of issues, including: 

  • Hormone or glandular issues 
  • Infection or inflammation from a sexually transmitted disease 
  • Scar tissue from surgery 
  • Swollen or twisted veins inside the scrotum 
  • Lifestyle choices such as using tobacco, marijuana, steroids, or excessive alcohol 

Several of these conditions can also be attributed to injuries, hitting puberty too early, hitting puberty too late, undescended testicles, and prolonged exposure of the genitals to high temperatures. Even liver or kidney disease can contribute to male infertility. 

As you can see, the list of potential causes is quite long. If you already have a healthy lifestyle, your first step towards treating male infertility should be visiting an InVia office. 

Male Fertility Treatments 

At our fertility clinics, our experienced team is committed to helping any and all male fertility issues. To do that, our highly trained team can provide you with several tests and treatments. On top of checking your sperm count, we offer the following services: 

Testicular/Epidydimal Sperm Aspiration (TESA) 

Using local anesthesia, doctors will conduct a biopsy of the testicle using a small needle. 

Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) 

A needle is inserted into the epididymis to locate a pocket of sperm and extract a sample. 

Micro Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA) 

In the event of a blockage in the reproductive tract, a sperm sample can be taken by making a ½-inch incision on the scrotum to isolate the epididymis. 

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) 

If a man’s sperm count is low, or the sperm doesn’t travel towards the egg, a single sperm can be injected into an egg under a microscope. 

Male Endocrinology Evaluation 

To see if the patient has any additional conditions that affect their testosterone levels, a clinical endocrinologist will do an evaluation to see if the reproductive endocrine system is functioning properly. 

Learn More About Male Fertility Issues 

If you’re interested in learning more about these treatment options and male infertility overall, our knowledgeable staff can answer all your questions. With locations in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, and Northbrook, IL, we’re able to assist couples all over the area with male infertility. 

Plus, at InVia Fertility, all our fertility specialists are expertly trained and bring years of experience to the table, so your fertility issues are sure to be in good hands. To get started, contact us to schedule a consultation today. 

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