Most infertility cases are treated with conventional therapies, such as drug treatment or surgical repair of reproductive organs.
Medical therapy for male infertility is successful in certain conditions. The most successful medical treatments for infertility are based on clearly defined abnormalities in the male reproductive tract. Drug therapy includes substances designed to improve sperm production such as hormone supplements for endocrine system disorders, antibiotics for fertility-impairing infections and immunologic agents, and medication to promote and control ejaculation.
Surgical therapy has been perhaps more successful than medication in restoring more normal quality to the semen analysis. Some surgical procedures like testes biopsy, vasogram (injection of dye into the genital duct), and cystoscopy of the bladder help to determine if an obstruction of genital duct system may be present. An ultrasound study of the prostate or testes is occasionally needed to evaluate infertility.
Surgical procedures that improve semen quality include varicocele (scrotal vericose veins) repair, vasectomy reversal, prostate resection, surgical sperm removal, and electroejaculation. Most of these procedures require general anesthesia and are day surgeries.
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