Tests of masculine fertility: types and in what they consist

There are many couples who are unable to conceive a baby throughout their lives. Since time immemorial, this problem has always been attributed to the woman implying that her ovaries were not completely fertile. But nevertheless, the semen of man it can also be intimately related to an infertility process.

To know this information, both members of the couple they should go to a fertility doctor first that will ask you a series of questions about your sexual routine that you should then accompany with your medical history.

After this, in most cases both will be asked to undergo a series of medical tests with the aim of knowing what is the state of its two reproductive organs.

What kind of fertility tests are there for man?

In this sense, through the following article we are going delve into all the tests that medicine offers us when checking the quality of sperm. So we encourage all men readers of NatureVia to pay close attention since the following information can be very useful.

Physical exploration

For this test, it will be necessary go to our trusted urologist who will be in charge of carrying out this test and who will have the following steps to follow. First, a preliminary study of your weight and height will be made and then an exploration of the entire abdominal area and groins will follow.

Then, an exploration of the entire penis and prostate can come rectally. In most cases, a study of the volume and consistency of the testicles in case there are some malformations. And for more exhaustive tests, you can order up a testicular X-ray.


The spermogram or seminogram is one of the most widespread tests nowadays because it allows to know much more Objective and direct the quality of sperm. It is very important that the man perform these tests after 3-4 days of sexual abstinence.

Once the sample has been taken, the following parameters will be analyzed:

  • Sperm concentration The number of sperm that exist in a milliliter of seminal fluid will be counted.
  • Forms of sperm. It is possible that the shape of the sperm has changed over time, a situation that can affect very negatively when it comes to reach the uterus.
  • Progressive mobility. It is also very important that the sperm move quickly and progressively before fertilizing the woman's own egg.

After having carefully studied the sperm, it will be possible to know if there is an absence of sperm (azoospermia), a low concentration of sperm (oligospermia), mobility related problems (astenozoospermia) or finally an out-of-normal morphology (teratozoospermia).

Hormone or testosterone test

If we see that the result of the spermogram has been most negative, in most cases a more exhaustive study will have to be done through a hormonal test that will be done with a simple blood extraction.

Thanks to it, you can know the reason why the quantity or quality of sperm has decreased considerably.

Although almost always it is usually related to testosterone levels in man. One way or another, it is best to put yourself in the hands of a specialist so that he can tell us which is the best process or study to follow.

Based on the evidence obtained, it will be possible to discover which fertility treatment may be the most suitable for man, depending on the causes of this fertility problem. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor. ThemesFertility

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