Azoospermia, also known as no sperm count, is a male fertility issue that occurs when there is virtually no sperm in a man’s ejaculate. Azoospermia is present in 2% of the general male population, and is a frequent contributing factor toward the inability to conceive.
Azoospermia can be caused by a variety of conditions, these include :
- A blockage in the genitalia, also known as “obstructive azoospermia”
- An infection within the male reproductive system
- Injury to the genitalia
- Effects from surgery to the male reproductive system – including effects from radiation and chemotherapy treatments
- Genetic causes
- Other potential causes include: undescended testes, Varicocele, medications such as steroids and antibiotics, excessive alcohol consumption, and illegal drug use
We are experienced and knowledgeable in the care and treatment of male fertility issues, including azoospermia. Our role is to test, diagnose and provide treatment options for patients who wish to treat azoospermia.