Diagnosis and Causes of Male Infertility

A diagnosis of male infertility can be the hardest challenge a man can face. For some, it can be devastating. Approximately 15% of couples attempting their first pregnancy meet with failure. The fact is, the male factor infertility contributes to about 50% of the infertility cases. In 30% of cases, subfertility is found in males alone. Evaluation of a male partner is very easy & simple. So, it is better to start an investigation with a male partner. These infertility issues are underlying conditions that are related to the reproductive organs of a man. The major causes of male infertility are related to some deficiencies in semen & its quality. Infertility in men is caused when there is some issue with the sperm’s production, function, and any blockages in the reproductive system.

Causes of Male Infertility

The complete process of sperm formation and the increase and decrease of the sperm count are interrelated & based on a lot of factors involved in the procedure. All such can be very basic or complex.

Sperm Production Related Causes

  • Any abnormality in testicles where sperms are produced can lead to a low sperm count.
  • Any abnormality in the functioning of glands that are related to the pituitary, sperm production, & hypothalamus might lead to low sperm count.
  • Abnormal ducts that carry sperms and disorders of the penis.

Medical Causes Such As

  • Swelling in the veins of testicles
  • Infections, especially the STDs
  • Ejaculatory problems
  • Medications, particularly antibiotics can kill sperms
  • Undescended testes in the scrotum
  • Imbalance in hormones
  • Surgical procedures like chemotherapy
  • Genetic defect in the chromosomes

Male infertility can result from low sperm production, obstruction to the passage of sperm, abnormal sperm function, & erectile dysfunction.

What are the symptoms of male infertility?

Infertility itself is a symptom. However, it is much more difficult to describe the negative psychological & emotional symptoms infertility has on the couple who wants to have children. Most of the time, conceiving the child becomes the total focus of their lives. Feelings of depression, inadequacy, loss, grief, & failure are common in males. In some cases, however, an underlying problem like an inherited disorder, dilated veins around the testicle, hormonal imbalance, or the condition that blocks the passage of sperm causes signs & symptoms. Signs & symptoms you may notice include:

  • Problems with sexual function – for instance, difficulty with ejaculation or small volumes of fluid ejaculated, difficulty maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction), or reduced sexual desire.
  • Pain, swelling, or the lump in the testicle area
  • Recurrent respiratory infections
  • Abnormal breast growth (gynecomastia)
  • Inability to smell
  • A lower than the normal sperm count (fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen or the total sperm count of less than 39 million per ejaculate)
  • Decreased facial & body hair and other signs of the chromosomal or hormonal abnormality

Individuals or couples experiencing any of these feelings might want to seek professional help from Ayurvedic healthcare providers who are experienced in dealing with male infertility issues. SRIAAS experienced doctors can help you deal realistically with the situation & offer support even while you are going through the treatment.

Male Infertility Treatment at SRIAAS

Ayurveda offers treatment for all the causes of male infertility. Male fertility problems remain untreated because of shame & embarrassment. For the lack of proper treatment, the problem becomes even more complicated, often causing problems in conjugal life. Ayurveda can effectively treat male fertility disorders with special herbs, diet plans, and lifestyle changes.

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Varicocele are swollen veins in the scrotum. They’re found in 16 out of 100 all men. They are more common in infertile men (40 out of 100). They harm sperm growth by blocking proper blood drainage. It may be that varicocele cause blood to flow back into your scrotum from your belly. The testicles are then too warm for making sperm. This can cause low sperm numbers.


Oligospermia is a male fertility issue characterized by a low sperm count. A healthy sperm amount is often necessary for fertility. Sperm counts at or above 15 million sperm per milliliter (mL) of semen on average. Anything below that is considered low & is diagnosed as Oligospermia. Thousands of men have been cured from oligospermia with the help of Ayurvedic treatment.


Azoospermia is a male infertility condition in which there is no measurable sperm in the man’s ejaculate (semen). Azoospermia leads to male infertility. Its causes include blockage along the reproductive tract, ejaculation problems, hormonal problems, or issues with testicular structure & function. Many causes are treatable, and fertility can be restored with our Ayurvedic approach.


Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a sexual disorder that occurs in men. This condition causes incapability in men to have a firm erection that is adequate to indulge in sex with their partner. Premature Ejaculation (PME) is the condition in which a man ejaculates much sooner with minimum sexual stimulation when indulged in intercourse.