Male Fertility

Men may be infertile if they have been unable to conceive within a year of unprotected intercourse, and currently, it is estimated that about 2 million American men suffer from infertility. At Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), our dedicated staff is committed to diagnosing and treating male infertility and has been providing discrete, cutting-edge care to men experiencing fertility problems and reproductive disorders for the past 20+ years.

Our holistic approach focuses on:

  • Identifying the precise cause(s) of male infertility
  • Developing a treatment regimen tailored to each individual patient
  • Educating men about how to improve fertility and overall sexual health
  • Supporting men as they undergo prescribed treatments and incorporate necessary lifestyle changes

Diagnosing Fertility Problems in Men

Male fertility relies on a man's testicles producing enough healthy sperm and the sperm being properly ejaculated into a woman's vagina. Consequently, to diagnose male infertility, tests will concentrate on finding out which of the above factors is being affected and to what degree.

Because of the vast range of male infertility causes, the diagnostic process can specifically include:

  • A general physical exam and compilation of a patient's medical history
  • Semen analysis to check the quantity and health of the sperm
  • Hormone testing
  • Genetic tests to confirm or rule out possible chromosomal defects
  • Ultrasounds to assess abnormalities of the internal reproductive organs
  • Biopsies to evaluate the presence of infection or malignancies
  • Specialized sperm function tests to determine how well the sperm function and survive following ejaculation
  • Anti-sperm antibody tests to find out if the man's immune system is attacking and destroying his sperm

Treatments for Male Infertility

At LLUMC, our highly trained fertility specialists will develop unique treatment regimens to fit a patient's specific needs and reproductive issues. Depending on the patient's age, the severity and cause of their infertility and length of time the patient has been infertile, possible treatments can include:

  • Assisted reproductive technology (ART), which typically involves in vitro fertilization
  • Lifestyle changes, including eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol consumption or taking multivitamins and herbal supplements
  • Medications for erectile dysfunction
  • Hormone therapy
  • Surgery

To Learn More about Our Male Fertility Services

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