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Azoospermia

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Precious Pridgeon

on 21 February 2014

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By : Precious Pridgeon
Azoospermia
Azoospermia is am medical condition of a man not having any measurable level or sperm in his semen.
characteristics :
inability to get your partner pregnant
increased body fat , body hair , and breast tissue .
clear ,watery,or whitish discharge from penis
testicles that are small,soft, or non-palpable ( cannot be felt) .
How is it diagnosed ?

physical exam
blood tests
imaging tests
biopsy
genetic screening
semen analysis
Causes :
genetic
infections
vasectomy
hormones
radiation
retrograde ejaculation ( when semen travels into the bladder instead of outside the body .

Treatment :
medicines (antibodies)
hormones may be used to treat hormonal in balance
percutaneus empolization ( used to treat blockage made by enlarged veins
sperm extraction ( surgery )
Types of Azoospermia :
Obstructive azoospermia ( occurs when blockage in the duct system prevents sperm from mixing with semen.
Non-Obstructive azoospermia ( occurs when there is a problem with the bodys production of sperm .
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