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Infertility - Frequently Asked Questions

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How common a problem is male infertility?

In three out of every five couples experiencing infertility, a male factor is involved. Male infertility is the primary factor in two out of five of these couples and furthermore, it is a combination of male and female infertility, in one out of every five couples struggling with fertility. It is prudent to exam both the male and female partner when dealing with this issue.

What lifestyle changes can be made to improve sperm count and quality?

    infertility treatment in Southwestern Washington, including Kelso; Kalama; Castle Rock; Woodland, St. Helens; Astoria; and Olympia Cathlamet, Morton, Toledo, Winlock, Vader, Centralia, Chehalis, Toutle, Cougar and Ariel in Washington, and Clatskanie, St Helens, Ranier, Westport, Knappa, Scappoose in Oregon. The urological surgeons have also treated patients from Portland, Oregon and the surrounding area.
  • Quit smoking

  • Stop using recreational drugs

  • Reduce alcohol consumption

  • Avoid using lubricants while trying to conceive

  • Moderate aerobic and resistance exercise

  • Avoid high temperatures, i.e. saunas and hot tubs

  • Take supplemental vitamins (antioxidants)

How viable an option is vasectomy reversal?

Often times, a vasectomy reversal is the best option for a couple interested in conceiving after the man has undergone a vasectomy. The urologists at Longview Urology have extensive experience in vasectomy reversal. By far, the most natural, least invasive and most economical method of producing a pregnancy. Upon successful reversal, the sperm count may be sufficient to allow for natural conception. Otherwise, there may be adequate sperm for the ejaculate to be processed and placed inside the woman’s uterus through Intrauterine Insemination.