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Azoospermia

Azoospermia

Azoospermia is the condition describing a complete lack of sperm cells in the ejaculate. There is a 1% incidence in all men and 10-15% incidence in infertile men. Azoospermia is divided into three categories: pre-testicular, testicular and post testicular. Pre testicular azoospermia usually has endocrinological causes which affect spermatogenesis. Hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism can cause azoospermia but can be treated with hormone replacement therapy. Primary testicular failure applies to problems relating to the testicles specifically. Post testicular problems usually relate to ejaculation dysfunction or obstruction in the ducts. Incidences of this nature are found in 40% of the cases.

Pre and post testicular abnormalities are treatable. Testicular failure is irreversible. Varicocele is excluded from this group however. Another way of categorizing azoospermia is by dividing up groups based on whether or not the ducts are blocked. Obstructive azoospermia: Although there is sperm production in the testes, the ducts which move the sperm are blocked (e.g. due to a previous infection). These patients can have cells removed from their testes or surrounding ducts with the help of an injector and fine needle. Non-Obstructive Azoospermia: In this case there is no sperm production, or tissue biopsy indicates immature cells do not complete the maturation process. This type of azoospermia maybe due to several reasons: undescended testicles, genetic or environmental reasons are some. Doctors take small samples of tissue from the testicles by making small incisions or using a fine needle to aspirate. The samples are then examined for sperm cells.

  • TESA: TEsticular Sperm Aspiration
  • TESE: TEsticular Sperm Ekstraction
  • PESA: PErcutaneousr Sperm Aspiration
  • MESA: Microsurgical Epydydimal Sperm Aspiration

Normal semen analysis values
Volume: between 1.5-5ml
Concentration: 15 million /ml
Motility: over 50%.
Morphology: over 30% according to WHO or 14% and over according to Kruger’s Strict Criteria.
Progressive motile: must be over 20 %

Varicocele and Azoospermia:
Some studies suggest that azoospermic men with clinical type varicocele might benefit from varicocele surgery. According to research results 50% of patients show resumption of spermatogenesis and 20% report spontaneous pregnancy. Testicular biopsy done before or during surgery will give the doctors an idea of the sucess of the procedure. Men who have immature sperm cells may start sperm production but patients who had no spermatogenesis, previously, do not start producing sperm after varicocele treatment. Consequently azoospermic patients with varicocele who have begun infertility treatment, and have sperm cells found in testicular biopsy, should be treated for varicocele even if they get pregnant through IVF.

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We had a terrible experience with another clinic in New York City. My husband had a three million sperm count, yet doctors told us we are not eligible for IVF. We were forced to get sperm donations. We refused. The other clinic doctors are very rude and disorganized. They have lost several times our...

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Tan*** **** / US

I have a very low spermcount. I was sad and pessimistic about still becoming a father. With my girl friend wie had unsuccesfuly tried in the 'Natural way'. So we decided to seek medical help. We knew that success is not guaranteed. Nevertheless we wanted to try before it were too late and the great ...

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My husband and I came to Dr. Senoz from the United States where IVF treatment is very expensive. We highly recommend this doctor and his team. Dr. Senoz is an excellent doctor with over 25 years of experience. He cares a lot about his patients and is very hands on and professional with his care and ...

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My treatment went great. No issues with the meds. Protocol was great. Dr Selim was able to review my medical records and choose the perfect protocol for me. Clean and nice and modern facilities. I enjoyed my experience there. The Doctor was great and also very good at explaining things when quest...

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Kar*** **** / US

Follow up review: My first appointment with Dr Selim, day 10 for an examination. First impression of Jinepol, very impressive, modern, clean state of the art building. Theres no clinical feel and it's location fairly is close to the metro. Dr Selim is very pleasant natured, delightful to talk to...

Follow up review: My first appointment with Dr Selim, day 10 for an examination. First impression of Jinepol, very impressive, modern, clean state of the art building. Theres no clinical feel and it's location fairly is close to the metro. Dr Selim is very pleasant natured, delightful to talk to...

*** **** / England

From day one the communication has been prompt and protocol expertise that met my needs, medication shipped safely and things explained clearly. I am now 3months pregnant with twins. Thank you, Doctor Selim and team, at Jinepol....

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Hal*** **** /

I have severe endometriosis which was diagnosed at the age of 37 years. After a number of surgeries I was told that both my fallopian tubes were blocked. I underwent IVF at Oxford but all 3 times the embryo failed to implant. Naturally I was very devastated and daunted at the potential cost of fu...

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Sha*** **** / 37

Very good doctor and procedure. Excellent facilities. Price was exactly as quoted....

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Bri*** **** / Albania

I had my first IVF treatment at Jinepol with Dr Selim and team. I am fortunate to say I was successful the first time and am no 5 weeks pregnant. I already have a 4 year old which took me 2 years to conceive naturally. I then underwent infertility testing in the UK- after 2 more years of trying f...

I highly recommend this clinic and team- extremely professional and excellent service. Everything was catered specifically for my individual needs rather than a list of protocols to follow as is in my home country. There can be a lot of anxiety about doing IVF abroad but with Dr Selim and tea...

shi*** **** / England

Hysteroscopy. Great experience. We really appreciate our visit to Jinepol, we were very impressed by the quality of the service. Dr Selim and his team are caring and also kind ready for any answers all your concerns. The clinic is very clean and modern. Thanks again, Doctor for the warm welcome!...

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