Male Infertility Treatment in Sarasota, FL

What is Male Infertility?

One-third of all infertility problems are caused by the male partner. Though fertility can be seen as a woman’s issue, it’s vital that both men and women get tested if a couple is struggling to conceive.

Dr. Daniel Kaplon provides comprehensive testing and treatment for patients experiencing symptoms of male infertility at his urology clinic in Sarasota, FL. If you are having trouble conceiving and would like more information on male infertility treatment, please call (941) 917-5400 to schedule your appointment with board-certified urologist Dr. Kaplon today.

Common Causes of Male Infertility

A man can be infertile for a number of reasons, including:

  • STDs – If chlamydia and gonorrhea are left untreated, they can cause infertility in men.
  • Hormonal Imbalances – Hormonal imbalances in the pituitary and thyroid glands can cause infertility. Luckily, hormonal imbalances that cause infertility can be treated with medication.
  • Blockages or birth defects – It is possible for men to be born with blockages in the testicles. The blockages can prevent sperm from getting into the semen.
  • Retrograde ejaculation – Retrograde ejaculation is a disorder where semen doesn’t come out of the penis during ejaculation. Instead, it enters the bladder. This can be caused by diabetes, medications and bladder surgery.
  • Excessive exercise – Excessive exercise can lead to a man over-producing too many steroid hormones, which affect fertility.
  • Heat Exposure – Taking too many hot baths, sitting with a laptop directly on the lap and sitting in a sauna can affect fertility in men. However, most sperm production is repaired shortly after being exposed to heat.
  • Drug Use – Drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine can reduce sperm production.

Getting Tested for Infertility

If you and your partner are struggling to conceive, the first thing to do is see a urologist. Dr. Kaplon will do a physical exam and a semen analysis. If both exams come back normal, the physician will suggest further testing based on what they find appropriate.

Schedule a Consultation for Male Infertility Treatment in Sarasota, FL

Dr. Daniel Kaplon is a board-certified urologist dedicated to providing the highest level of care through state-of-the-art technologies and highly skilled experience.  Dr. Kaplon will take the time to evaluate your symptoms and determine what treatment will be best for your and your condition. To schedule a consultation at our urology clinic in Sarasota, FL, please call (941) 917-5400 and discuss the treatment options for male infertility.