Male infertility bears various pressures, but the causes of infertility are very complex, so various tests must be conducted to identify the cause. However, infertile patients often have fear, are bored with the upcoming examinations, and may even have the wrong idea of questioning the unnecessary examination items. Experts say that infertility testing and diagnosis is an important step that male infertility patients cannot ignore and must be treated with certification.
According to Gao Tianyang, director of the Reproductive Medicine Department of the Second People's Hospital of Guangdong Province, male infertility patients must first cooperate with doctors to complete relevant examination projects, identify the causes and symptomatic treatment in order to effectively treat male infertility. In addition, infertility requires careful medical history collection and detailed physical and laboratory examinations by specialist doctors in the Reproductive Medicine Department of a regular hospital in order to develop simple, economical, and personalized treatment plans for different patients.
What tests must be done to diagnose male infertility?
1. Medical history collection: It is very important for male infertility to collect medical history correctly. Doctors should be conscientious and responsible, and they will keep it confidential for patients. Therefore, patients do not need to worry too much and should actively cooperate to truthfully reflect the relevant situation;
2. Physical examination: The examination of male infertility also includes the examination of the whole body and reproductive organs, with the emphasis on the examination of reproductive organs;
3. Laboratory testing: Semen testing is the most common test for diagnosing male infertility. Semen examination includes routine semen analysis, sperm morphology analysis, sperm membrane surface antibodies, seminal plasma biochemical tests, etc. Next, the detection of genital tract inflammatory diseases, such as mycoplasma and chlamydia, should be excluded;
4. Other examinations: Examination and diagnosis of male infertility also include scrotal ultrasound, endocrine examination, chromosome testing, testicular biopsy, etc.
Due to the complexity of infertility compared to other male diseases, various examinations are essential in order to find the best treatment. Patients should maintain a correct attitude towards the diagnosis of infertility testing, and should not give up the opportunity for diagnosis and treatment because they are concerned that the price difference is too high or feel unnecessary.
(Intern Editor: Cai Junyi)