Urology

What is hypospermia? How can it be detected? How does it affect my fertility?

The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that a man has hypospermia when the semen sample he produces when he ejaculates is below 1.5 mL. A semen analysis needs to be performed in order to obtain a diagnosis. This test measures different semen parameters such as the volume of the ejaculate, the number of spermatozoa, sperm mobility and so on.

In order […]

2021-02-08T19:21:07+02:003 de February de 2021|0 Comments

Mumps and male infertility

Mumps, what is it?

Parotitis, more commonly known as “mumps”, is a contagious viral disease that affects one or both parotid glands (major salivary glands) situated behind the ascending rami of the mandible. It is caused by the mumps virus and typically affects children and teenagers, although it may also cause infections in sensitive adults. In general, the disease […]

2021-02-11T10:07:13+02:005 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Varicocele and Infertility

Varicocele is the swelling of
the veins that drains the blood from the testicles. Incidence in general population is considered to be between 4,4 and 22,6 %. This incidence is higher in males with infertility (30 –
40%) and it’s the most frequent alteration found in these cases.

Its
symptoms are varied:

Testicle veins swelling and twisting.Pain and discomfort […]

2021-01-25T14:15:52+02:005 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Azoospermia in the IVF lab

Azoospermia is defined as the absence of sperm in the ejaculate, which is generally classified as either obstructive or secretory.

Obstructive azoospermia

In obstructive azoospermia, the sperm cells cannot complete their journey from the testicle to the urethra through the seminal tract; however, the sperm cells are produced in the testicle (spermatogenesis).

There are several causes […]

2021-01-20T17:52:12+02:003 de December de 2020|1 Comment

Vasectomies: the male contraceptive

What is a vasectomy?

Vasectomy is a minor surgery
procedure to prevent having children permanently. Is the most effective male sterilization
technique in comparison with all others and is done with the final idea of
having no more children.

How is vasectomy done?

Is a precise and simple
surgical intervention with local anaesthesia. Consist of the cut and
obstruction of both testicles’ vas […]

2020-12-03T10:04:29+02:006 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Spermiogramme and Advanced Semen Studies (FISH AND TUNEL)

One of the
basic studies done to determine the male’s sperm quality is the seminogramme ,
also known as spermiogramme. We would need a sperm sample to carry it out (see how
to take the sample correctly). Sperm is analysed from macroscope and
microscope point of view.

What is the seminogramme?

The most relevant parameters of the study are threefold:

Sperm countSperm […]

2020-10-19T13:20:01+02:004 de October de 2020|4 Comments

Treatment of Klinefelter´s Syndrome and fertility

Klinefelter’s Syndrome is considered the most common chromosomal abnormality  in humans, with an incidence of 1 out of every 500 newborn males. Those affected by this syndrome have an extra X chromosome, which leads to primary testicular failure and therefore infertility and hypoandrogenism.

It is a chromosomal abnormality that only affects men and mainly causes hypogonadism. […]

2020-12-03T10:53:25+02:001 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Five healthy habits that you can adopt in order to improve the quality of your semen

An increasing number of couples have issues having a child naturally. It is currently estimated that in 50% of all cases, the reason for infertility is poor semen quality.

The causes can be immunological, genetic or anatomical factors but there are also external factors that we can, to some extent, control. Highlighting the main common reasons for poor semen […]

2020-07-28T10:10:52+02:0028 de July de 2020|0 Comments

Semen quality parameters according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)

The spermiogram is a basic tool that provides us with some of the best information to assess male fertility. It is also very useful in order to formulate a personalized treatment plan for the couple.

Conventional analysis of the semen quality, or semen analysis, is the basic routine tool that provides information about the male reproductive […]

2020-08-14T10:21:50+02:0017 de July de 2020|0 Comments

Teratozoospermia and male infertility

Teratozoospermia is an increase in the percentage of abnormal sperm in a sperm sample and it is identified by means of a seminogram or semen analysis.

When is
teratozoospermia considered?

According to the criteria in the 5th edition of the World Health Organisation (WHO), 2010 manual, a man has teratozoospermia when the percentage of normal spermatozoa in the ejaculate is below 4%.

Defects […]

2020-07-17T11:09:53+02:0017 de July de 2020|0 Comments
Do you need help?