Infertility is a relatively common occurrence, affecting up to 15% of American
couples. In men, it is usually related to low sperm production, malfunctioning
sperm or a blockage in the urological system that prevents sperm from
being released properly during ejaculation. The urologists at Alaska Medical
Specialties are experts at diagnosing the precise cause of male infertility
and providing effective treatment options.
There are several medical conditions that can result in low sperm production,
including swelling of the veins that connect to the testicles, infection,
diabetes, hormone imbalance, cancerous tumor, and injury to the bladder,
prostate or urethra. There are also environmental causes, such as prolonged
exposure to industrial chemicals or radiation, and lifestyle causes, such
as steroid use and obesity.
We have several effective treatments for male infertility, including medication
and surgery. The important first step is an accurate diagnosis of the
cause by an expert. The urologists of Alaska Medical Specialties are the
most experienced and accredited men’s health doctors in the state.