Diagnosing and treating male infertility in Frisco, TX near Dallas
After years of planning, saving, and building a solid foundation, the time has come. You are ready to embark upon your most important, most challenging endeavor yet: fatherhood. Like most couples, you and your partner probably expected pregnancy to come easily. As time passes, you start to worry. What can you do? Start with an evaluation by a men’s health expert. Dr. Buch, one of the nation’s most skilled and experienced doctors in diagnosing and treating male infertility, is right here in Frisco, conveniently near Dallas, TX.
Do you need infertility treatment?
The first question that many couples ask is how long it takes to get pregnant. Is it too soon to worry? When should you think about seeing a doctor? The answer may vary depending on your circumstances. Most couples are advised to consider fertility evaluations if they are unable to conceive after about six months. However, if the partners are over the age of 35 or at high risk for infertility, it may be best to consult a fertility specialist sooner.
Male infertility is more common than you may think, affecting about 11 percent of all men. Thankfully, many of those cases are treatable. Because there are many different potential causes of infertility, the fist step is diagnostics. Dr. Buch begins with a comprehensive semen analysis, which evaluates the sperm motility, morphology, concentration, and other factors.
Understanding your options
There are several ways of treating infertility. Depending on the cause, Dr. Buch may recommend:
- Adjusting testosterone therapy – If you are currently using simple testosterone replacement treatment, that could be impacting your fertility. The body and brain essentially recognize an adequate supply of testosterone and stop producing it – along with sperm. Dr. Buch offers specific types of testosterone therapy that can address Low-T without diminishing sperm production.
- Varicocele surgery – Varicocele is a condition characterized by enlarged veins in the scrotum. Very often, it is painless and harmless. However, in certain severe cases it can cause infertility. It may also become uncomfortable or painful.
- Intrauterine insemination – This advanced fertility treatment uses your own sperm, in a cleaned and concentrated (washed) form. It is placed directly inside the uterus at the optimal time. For men with low sperm count or similar infertility issues, this can greatly increase the chances of conception.
- Treatment for infection – If you are diagnosed with a reproductive tract infection, antibiotic therapy may be recommended. In many cases, clearing up the infection can restore fertility.
- Other health considerations – Male reproductive health is a complex combination of many factors. Dr. Buch has dedicated his career to helping men achieve optimal health. He offers services including hormone therapy, sexual dysfunction treatment, and more.
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Tips for increasing your chances of conception success
According to the NIH (National Institutes for Health), between 40 and 60 percent of young couples conceive within three months of having unprotected sex. However, it is not that easy for everyone. Here are a few steps you and your partner can take to improve your odds:
- Work with the fertility cycle –Women are most likely to become pregnant during ovulation, which occurs approximately midway between periods. Your partner’s OBGYN can help pinpoint the dates of highest fertility.
- Avoid lubricants – Lotions, jellies, and similar products can impede sperm movement, reducing the chance of conception. \
- Optimize your health – For men or women, a healthy body is more likely to be fertile. Simple steps like good nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and addressing known health problems can be beneficial.
- Evaluate fertility of both partners – If you are having trouble conceiving, don’t assume the male or female has an infertility issue. Sometimes it is both. Even of your partner is high risk for infertility, you should be checked as well.
Infertility vs sterilization
Infertility is a medical condition preventing successful reproduction. However, sometimes that is not the issue. Some men become infertile, or sterile, by choice. They’ve had all the children they want, or they are certain fatherhood is not for them. They underwent a vasectomy surgery – and then changed their minds. If this describes your situation, Dr. Buch can still help! In fact, he is best known for his exceptional skill and high success rate in vasectomy reversal.