How Do Men Test For Infertility?

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, roughly 15% of couples are infertile, and male infertility contributes to the problem in up to 50% of couples. 

Blog Snapshot:

  • If you’ve had unprotected sexual intercourse for longer than a year and have not been able to conceive a child, you may want to consider getting tested for male infertility.
  • Affiliated Urologists defines what male infertility is and how you can get tested for this condition. 

Low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages preventing the delivery of sperm may cause male infertility. Other situations, like an illness, injury or lifestyle choice could lead to male infertility as well. At Affiliated Urologists, we understand male infertility is a sensitive subject that should be handled with the utmost care.

If you and your partner are having trouble conceiving a child, consider getting your semen analyzed by one of our highly skilled urologists. Our practice has a number of state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and tests that can determine what is causing your infertility. 

It’s also important to get tested by a urologist and not through a kit at your local drugstore, because our urologists will not only be able to provide you with a thorough explanation behind your diagnosis, but we can recommend treatment options. Below are some of the tests that are conducted at our practice: 

  • Scrotal or transrectal ultrasound
  • Semen analysis
  • Post-ejaculation urinalysis
  • Testicular biopsy
  • Sperm functioning test
  • Other diagnostic tests

Home sperm tests only test sperm count, which is not the only factor in male infertility. These tests can lead to delays in receiving an appropriate and accurate evaluation and they can delay vital treatment. Our semen analysis can assess sperm volumecountconcentrationvitalitymovement, and shape. All things that affect your ability to conceive a child.

Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our urologists!

Affiliated Urologists is an award-winning practice recognized both locally and nationally that has provided service to patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding communities in the Valley, for over 40 years. The physicians emphasize top-of-the-line comprehensive urological care and strive to deliver the highest outcomes for patient satisfaction. To make an appointment, call 602-264-0608 or visit for instructions on scheduling an appointment.

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.


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