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My boyfriend is being referred to a urology clinic after

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My boyfriend is being referred to a urology clinic
after receiving results that he doesn't produce sperm
What tests will he have done ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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he will get blood work to check his testosterone levels and his LH and FSH levels

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which are hormones produced by his pituitary glands to tell his testicles to produce testosterone and to produce sperm.

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if his LH and FSH levels are low, he could have a problem with his pituitary gland not making enough of these hormones

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if his LH and FSH levels are normal, then he could be having problems with his testicles not making testosterone or sperm.

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has he had blood testing to check his testosterone levels and LH and FSH levels?

JACUSTOMER-oimxfqju- : No
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then the urology clinic should check on these levels.

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these are hormone levels and are routinely checked for fertility issues for men.

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they might also order an ultrasound of his prostate and testicles as well.

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does this help?

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do you have any other questions?

JACUSTOMER-oimxfqju- : If there's a problem with either of them will he be able to
JACUSTOMER-oimxfqju- : Have children
Dr. David :

yes, these issues can be fixed.

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medications like clomid can help him produce more sperm.

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he could also get testosterone supplementation if his testosterone levels are low.

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he can have sperm harvested if needed.

JACUSTOMER-oimxfqju- : What's harvesting
Dr. David :

removing sperm from the testicle. but this is a last resort.

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they can get a semen sample much more easily to obtain sperm.

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and use sperm for artificial semination.

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insemination.

JACUSTOMER-oimxfqju- : Can they still do that if he doesn't produce any spern
JACUSTOMER-oimxfqju- : at all
Dr. David :

they have to check his hormone levels first and fix them.

Dr. David :

and find out what is wrong.

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do you have any other questions?

JACUSTOMER-oimxfqju- : Ok thank u
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