A male infertility treatment like IVF can help you have a baby
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- Olivia Grande
- March 9, 2023
Sometimes, IVF for male infertility is the most effective treatment option. It is essential to determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis when it identifies a malefactor. If the low sperm count is caused by an infection or related to men’s anatomic abnormality, essential treatments may be used. The treatment of choice for male infertility is usually in vitro fertilization (IVF) if these do not work or if the case is more severe.
Options other than IVF for male infertility
For hormonal imbalances like low testosterone levels, Dr. Sumita Sofat may choose medications like Clomid or fertility shots. Partners of men with decreased sperm counts and normal hormone levels often undergo intrauterine insemination (IUI). This is a simple and relatively inexpensive treatment for mild male infertility cases.
An additional examination by a Gynaecologist is frequently necessary for anatomical problems contributing to male infertility. Specialists in the male reproductive system include gynecologists.
IVF Centre in Punjab may be the best treatment choice for male infertility if the sperm count is too low for IUI. For couples experiencing male factor infertility, this treatment has a very successful outcome.
When do we recommend IVF for male infertility?
If a semen analysis reveals a low concentration of normal sperm, Dr. Sumita Sofat often recommends IVF for male infertility. This is because the success rates are significantly higher than IUI or timed intercourse.
IVF is also an excellent option when there are multiple fertility factors. These factors include a low sperm count with a blocked tube, difficulty ovulation, or the woman’s advanced age. Couples in these conditions may find IVF the most effective treatment since it increases the likelihood of egg fertilization.
The reason is as follows:
- IVF can still fertilize eggs with sperm that has poor motility. Poorly motile sperm do not have to travel far to reach the egg by being placed close to one another in a petri dish. In a lab, fertilization is under control.
- IVF can still work with low sperm levels.
As the sperm and egg are combined in a lab, the sperm cannot “get lost” in the female reproductive system. The majority of sperm follow a predetermined path to the egg, but others drop off. Fertilization is impossible if there aren’t enough sperm to go to the egg.
- If the malefactor is severe, IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) will be performed.
- ICSI involves carefully choosing a single sperm and injecting it directly into the egg, which improves fertilization chances. ICSI is also used when sperm is retrieved by biopsy of the testicle, commonly known as TESE (testicular sperm extraction).
Semen collection for IVF
On-site masturbation is used to collect a sperm sample on the day of the egg retrieval at the Midwest Reproduction Center. Occasionally, men with extremely low sperm counts may need to freeze a model beforehand as a backup for IVF. This ensures that on the day of egg retrieval, the lab will have enough healthy sperm to fertilize the eggs.
In an IVF cycle, our embryologist prepares the sperm specimen by washing it to sort for the most potent, most motile sperm. This process increases the amount of motile sperm exposed to the egg. IVF also allows sperm to be placed directly into the egg. Both of these steps help to improve fertilization chances.