Five Signs You Should Consult a Male Fertility Specialist

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Male infertility is less evident but more common than you think. Around one-third of all fertility issues can be attributed to male infertility. Male reproductive issues include a range of factors, like hormone disorders, sexual dysfunction, injury to reproductive organs, or unknown reasons. 

It’s advisable to understand and notice these signs and get them treated by a specialist as soon as possible. The signs and symptoms indicate fertility disorders which doctors further analyze through tests. The tests include genetic testing, semen analysis, or a testicular biopsy.

There are male infertility treatments available, therefore, don’t wait and approach a male infertility specialist if you experience any of the following discussed factors.

You cannot conceive after multiple efforts for a year

Potential infertility may not be seen or felt, and most men realize that there’s an issue only when the woman cannot conceive after having unprotected sex for 6 months or a year. While you should not worry about a few unsuccessful attempts. It could be a cause of concern if you had regular, unprotected intercourse with a fertile woman for 6 to 12 months without conceiving. It may be a good time to get in touch with a male infertility specialist.

You feel distinguishingly low sex drive

If you notice a severe reduction or an abrupt loss of libido, contact a specialist. While it’s normal to have smaller fluctuations in sex drive with stress, age, anxiety, and depression. But a significant loss of interest in sex drive could be a sign of a physical condition worth addressing. It could be indicative of pituitary gland issues causing an imbalance of testosterone hormone.

You feel pain, swelling, or lumps in your testicles

You should contact a doctor if you’re experiencing pain or swelling or have found a lump in your testicles. Pain and swelling could be caused by various medical issues, including testicular torsion, infections, or a hernia.

A painless lump should be investigated by a medical professional for testicular cancer, which can damage sperm. A lump can also accompany aching pain in the lower abdomen or scrotum. You should perform a testicular self-examination every month if you have a family history of testicular cancer or other common risk factors.

You experience erectile dysfunction

The inability to achieve or sustain an erection is an obvious obstacle to conception. While stress and depression can be factors in some instances, you may be surprised to learn that erectile dysfunction can be caused by various medical conditions and lifestyle habits, including diabetes, certain medications, and even excessive cycling. Erectile dysfunction is treatable if you tell your doctor about it.

You feel ejaculation irregularities

Another sign to look out for is a sustained irregularity in ejaculation, such as reduced volume, difficulty ejaculating, or changes in the ejaculate—particularly in the color, texture, or consistency.

The normal semen is white or light grey in color. More yellow-colored semen could indicate the presence of urine in the semen, a potential sign of infertility. Green or pinkish semen could indicate a prostate issue.

Furthermore, the texture of semen should be thick upon ejaculation. If you notice that your semen has changed to a runny or overly sticky texture, this could indicate a medical condition.


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Contact us if you are experiencing one or more of the above symptoms or have other concerns about your fertility. Our fertility expert, Dr. Ramit Kamate at Nakshatra clinic is a Reproductive Medicine Consultant and Sexologist with experience of 12+ years. Book an appointment for male infertility treatment.


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    Author : Dr. Ramit Kamate


    ​Dr. Ramit Kamate is a practicing Sexologist and Gynaecologist with experience of 12+ years. He specialises in Sexual Medicine for male and female, Fertility Treatment, Pre and Post Delivery Care, Normal Vaginal Delivery (NVD), Tubectomy/Tubal Ligation, Natural Cycle IVF, MTP.

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