Male infertility can be a true problem to many men across the world. There are many things that can go wrong with the reproductive process, and in order to accurately assess the problems that you may be having, you should familiarize yourself with the topic of male infertility to a large degree. In this article, we’ll be examining some of the questions that are commonly asked regarding male infertility in order to ensure that you know all that you can about the affliction.
Question: Are vasectomies reversible?
Answer: Many men choose to undergo a vasectomy surgery in order to ensure that they will remain infertile. However, some men go through lifestyle changes and decide that maybe the vasectomy wasn’t the best course of action. Luckily, the vasectomy process is a type of surgery that is largely reversible. There is a very high success rate when it comes to reverse vasectomy surgeries when performed by qualified fertility doctors. To that end, you need to ensure that you are speaking to a doctor who is an expert in the field. It may cost a little extra to go to a specialist, but in an operation such as a reverse vasectomy, the quality of the physician is the key to the success of the operation. If a reverse vasectomy surgery is unsuccessful, a repeat surgery may be performed but it has a lessened chance of being effective. Your best bet is to go with a qualified professional the first time around, saving yourself the trouble and money.
Question: Is an inability to maintain an erection a sign of male infertility?
Answer: It may be, but it doesn’t have to be. Medically speaking, infertility refers to an inability to successfully impregnate the partner within a period of a year or more. Just because an individual isn’t able to maintain an erection does not mean that they are unable to produce quality sperm that will successfully impregnate a woman. There are many different types of treatments that can work towards helping those with impotence to be able to achieve an erection, and these options should be considered first when trying to conceive a child.
Question: Does the type of undergarment that I wear affect my levels of fertility?
Answer: Surprisingly, the answer to this question is yes. The ability of the testicles to create sperm relies on the temperature of the body. Sperm are not able to be produced until the testicles descend to a point away from the body where they are not as prone to be affected by the body’s warm temperature. To that end, if you wear constrictive underwear such as briefs, you may be placing your testicles closer to your body and thereby lessening their ability to produce quality sperm. Loose-fitting underwear allows the testicles to sit lower and increase their likelihood of producing fertile sperm.
These are just a few of the questions that males may have regarding their fertility. If you have a specific condition that you wish to be addressed, you should speak to a qualified fertility doctor.