What are the symptoms of male infertility?
If you are a male under 35 who is having trouble conceiving, you might want to speak to a professional about the possibility of infertility. Though it’s never an easy topic to discuss, an underlying cause could be to blame. While the most common sign is the inability to conceive, symptoms in an infertile man are far more discrete than they are in women. Below are just some of the things you should watch out for:
Hair Growth. Whether it’s a reduced or increased change, this could be a subtle sign that something isn’t right.
Sexual Problems. Any dysfunction or lack of libido should be noted.
Physical Changes.Testicular pain and swelling, as well as abnormal breast growth, can all hint toward a more serious issue.
Reduced Muscle Mass and Fatigue. Both can be symptoms of low testosterone which often decreases fertility.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to speak with a doctor. Beyond the symptoms, your physician will take the following into account:
- Your age
- If you are a smoker
- Exposure to certain chemicals or toxins
- Family history
To rule out all possibilities, a semen analysis, and a blood test should be taken. Depending on the results, there are a variety of treatment options that could help. For instance, if your testosterone level is to blame, replacement therapy may be prescribed and can often increase your chances of conceiving. Being honest about your symptoms and seeking help early on can improve your odds of conceiving a child.
If you are looking to start low testosterone treatments on Long Island or in New York City, NuWave Medical, PLLC can help, and many patients report seeing results in as little as 2-3 weeks. Schedule your appointment online, or give us a call at (631) 343-7144.