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Causes of Azoospermia

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Normally, sperm count in healthy males is around 30 to 120 ml sperm in per ml of semen. Azoospermia is a medical condition affecting infertile men which is diagnosed when no sperm is present in the semen. It is also known as nil sperm count. About 1% of men around the world are affected by azoospermia.

Causes of Azoospermia

Although azoospermia is a rare condition but many causes lead to it. The causes of azoospermia varies with its type. Following are the most common causes of obstructive and non-obstructive azoospermia:

Obstructive Azoospermia:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Seminal Vesicle Disorder
  • Epididymal Obstruction
  • Testicular Surgery

Non-obstructive azoospermia is less common and it can be treated through appropriate surgery.

Non-Obstructive Azoospermia:

  • Testicular Failure
  • Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy
  • Steroid Abuse
  • Birth Defects
  • Kleinfelter’s Syndrome
  • Hormonal Imbalances e.g., Hypothyroidism, etc.

Non-obstructive azoospermia is comparatively more common and severe. Its treatment is rarely successful.

Symptoms of Azoospermia

People don’t know they may have azoospermia until they actively try to conceive and fail. There are no as such symptoms of it either. People with azoospermia live normally, not knowing whether they are suffering with a disease. However, people may face symptoms relating to the root cause of azoospermia such as if it is due to epididymitis, then they may feel swelling or discomfort around testicles.

For numerous people the first symptom of azoospermia is their inability to conceive. If you are trying to conceive for over an year and failing, you should start with semen analysis to get a clearer view of your fertility.

Natural Remedies

Azoospermia is one of those conditions which cannot be treated through natural remedies nor there is any natural remedy available to boost sperm count. However, healthy lifestyle and exercise can be helpful in preventing it. Smoking, steroids, alcohol should be avoided to prevent Azoospermia.

Azoospermia Treatment

There was a time when no azoospermia treatment was available however now, excellent options exist for azoospermia treatment. In fact, the treatment of azoospermia is successful in most cases. The treatment options for:

Obstructive Azoospermia are:

  • Resection of Ejaculatory Duct
  • Vasoepididymostomy (if obstruction is at epididymis level)
  • Vasovasostomy (if obstruction is at vas level)
  • Testicular Sperm Aspiration or Extraction when sperm is available in testicles.
  • Microscopic Epidydmal Sperm Extraction when sperm can be retrieved from epididymis

Non-Obstructive Azoospermia are:

  • Aromatase Inhibitors / BHCG
  • Varicocele Correction
  • Hormonal Manipulation

Obstructive ICSI Success Stories is more successful as compared to that of non-obstructive azoospermia. The surgery for non-obstructive azoospermia treatment takes place at clinics under anesthesia.

Most of the times, azoospermia is diagnosed when a couple undergoes a diagnosis for their infertility treatment. Azoospermia treatment is successful and many couples have achieved parenthood by treating the root cause of it appropriately. Australian Concept’s IVF Clinic offers azoospermia treatment at affordable and competitive rates.

Azoospermia treatment is affordable and successful. The team of specialists at Australian Concept’s IVF Clinic has helped many men in getting back sperm in their sperm and achieving pregnancies naturally. It contains the best doctors for the appropriate treatment of azoospermia.

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