Having problems starting a family

If you are struggling to start a family, it is always important for both partners to be examined. The man usually consults a urologist or an andrologist. Fertility problems are usually due to biological issues, and these are split roughly equally between men and women. A man’s infertility is frequently only discovered by examining a sperm sample. A detailed medical history is taken and the following fertility tests are then carried out:

  • palpation of testicles, epididymis, prostate and seminal glands
  • if required, an ultrasound examination is carried out on the genitalia, prostate and urinary tract
  • production of a spermogram
  • hormone examinations and genetic tests depending on findings

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