Treatment for Male Infertility 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 male infertility at his office in Sarasota. Learn more about male infertility and call (941) 917-5400 to schedule your appointment with 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.

Male Infertility Treatment in Sarasota, FL

Dr. Daniel Kaplon is a physician at Urology Treatment Center of Sarasota, seeking to provide the highest level of care through state-of-the-art technologies and highly skilled experience. We are devoted to addressing the individual needs and demands of patients in a warm and caring environment. Contact the office of  Dr. Kaplon at (941) 917-5400 for information on male infertility.