Male infertility is a frequent problem, however, in many cases it is not suspected in the couple, especially when the male has had children with previous partners (proven paternity).
It is important to remember that the quality of semen deteriorates with age, also due to exposure to certain conditions such as radiation, constant heat, diseases (such as diabetes, hypertension, varicocele, epididymitis, etc.), medications, and even due to some types of food.
When male infertility is suspected, we will initially send a spermiogram to assess the motility, quantity and morphology of the sperm. In some cases, when the sperm count is very low or there are motility alterations, it is advisable to perform a karyotype (to study genetic alterations), as well as a structural ultrasound and a special test called Y chromosome microdeletion.
When the alteration of the spermiogram is associated with recurrent abortions, as well as fertilization failures, it is advisable to perform a DNA fragmentation test. Its purpose is to measure the DNA load of the sperm cells, since a genetically altered sperm cell can cause pregnancy, but the embryos stop developing and therefore cause abortions.
It is important to carry out a thorough assessment of these alterations since the quality of the sperm cells is directly related to the probability of pregnancy, the quality of the embryos and having a healthy child.
In the Reproduction Unit Managua we perform a complete evaluation, both medical and with diagnostic studies, which will provide the necessary guidelines for a healthy pregnancy. Make an appointment by calling +505 2227 0803 <tel:+505 2227 0803> and consult with one of our specialists.