Fertility Treatment for Men
Treatment for male infertility should always address the underlying causes in the first instance to improve semen quality and increase the chances of natural pregnancy with your partner. If there is no pregnancy after all attempts at improvement have been made, then assisted conception treatment is recommended.
The most important factor determining your fertility is the quality of your sperm. Sometimes, just a few simple lifestyle changes and a healthy diet maybe all that is required to improve your chances of conception. If it is taking a long time for your partner to conceive, a little assistance with artificial insemination (IUI) may help speed things up.
The pressure when you and your partner are trying to conceive can often lead to problems with sexual performance such as erectile dysfunction and you may find hypnotherapy helpful in this instance.
If you have an infection that is contributing to your infertility, it can be easily treated with antibiotics and if you have a varicocele, this can be repaired either surgically or with embolisation to improve sperm parameters and your chances of a pregnancy with your partner. You may need referral to a Urologist for further investigation, particularly if you have prostatitis or a very low sperm count.
If you have nerve damage such as spinal cord injury, then sperm can be retrieved by electroejaculation and if there are no sperm in the ejaculate, then it may be possible to find sperm in the testes using surgical sperm retrieval. This service is provided in conjunction with our Consultant Urologist colleagues. If you have no sperm in your ejaculate and it is not possible to find sperm in the testes, then we do offer a sperm donation (DI) programme.
We can provide you and your partner with all the support you need to help you come to terms with your situation and help you move forward.
Please don’t hesitate to call us if you feel you would like confidential counselling in the first instance.