What is Azosperm Treatment ?
When a semen analysis shows no sperm count (azoospermia) or very low levels of sperm (cryptospermia), it does not necessarily eliminate the possibility of a couple conceiving. New and exciting interventions may either help the man produce sperm or locate small numbers of sperm, not found on a regular semen analysis.
A semen analysis showing azoospermia does not necessarily mean you won’t be able to have a biological child.
Azoospermia is the term that’s used when a standard semen analysis finds no sperm in the ejaculate. Fortunately, a standard semen analysis that shows the absence of sperm in the ejaculate does not rule out the possibility that:
- Sperm are being produced but not delivered to the semen
- Interventions may help the man produce sperm
- A more extensive semen analysis may find a small number of sperm not seen on a conventional analysis which then can be specially frozen and available
- Small numbers of sperm may be found in the testicle itself.
The good news is that even with one found sperm, a man may be able to have a biological child through advanced reproductive techniques, by taking an individual sperm and injecting it directly into an egg (IVF/ICSI.)