Sperm abnormality can be a leading contributor to infertility in men. In fact, approximately 30-40 percent of all infertility diagnoses are due to issues men are experiencing. At DFW Center for Fertility & IVF, we offer several services that can determine whether infertility is due to abnormal sperm.
We will typically first perform an analysis of a patient’s semen to evaluate certain parameters. Usually, this evaluation consists of looking at the shapes, motility, count and volume of sperm, as well as the pH and viscosity. In addition, we look for any signs of white blood cells – which could be a sign that some sort of infection is happening – and we also check to see if there is an immature sperm count. These are some of the indications that a condition may be present that could reduce the potential for a pregnancy.
If a test shows that you have a sperm abnormality, then we will perform a second test to verify our original findings. In addition, there may be further testing needed in order to determine how severe the issue may be. If a man is found to have a substantially low sperm count, we may recommend genetic testing as well as hormone testing. We will work to determine the underlying causes that are leading to the issue, and then work with you to determine the best course of action to treat the problem.
If sperm abnormality is mild, then we may be able to treat it using intrauterine insemination in order to overcome the issue. However, if the problem is severe, then in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be the best option. In addition, we may use intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, during IVF treatment, where a single sperm is injected into an egg.
Contact the professionals with DFW Center for Fertility & IVF and we will determine whether one of the above treatments will help with a sperm abnormality issue, or if using donor sperm will be an option. Contact us online or call us at 469-854-0305 to schedule an appointment.