Causes of male infertility
These may include: Abnormal sperm production or function due to undescended testicles, genetic defects, health problems such as diabetes, or infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, mumps or HIV.
Enlarged veins in the testes (varicocele) also can affect the quality of sperm.
What can cause a man not to have sperm?
You might have a problem that keeps your testicles from making sperm or that stops sperm from getting out of your body. A childhood illness such as viral orchitis, which causes swelling of one or both testicles. A groin injury. Cancer or its treatments, like radiation.
Can a man with zero sperm count get a woman pregnant?
Yes. Men with no sperm in their ejaculate who likely have a problem with sperm production, can achieve pregnancy.
What are the signs of infertility in males?
Common Signs of Infertility in Men
- Changes in sexual desire. A man’s fertility is also linked with his hormone health.
- Testicle pain or swelling.
- Problems maintaining erection.
- Issues with ejaculation.
- Small, firm testicles.
What can affect male fertility?
Male infertility is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices and other factors can play a role in causing male infertility.