Andrology

Andrology is a science concerned with men's health, particularly male infertility.

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Causes of Male Infertility

1.

Varicocele

2.

Infections :
a. acute : smallpox, mumps, other viral infections
b. chronic : TB, leprosy, prostatitis

3.

Sexually transmitted diseases

4.

Idiopathic - cause unknown

5.

Injury
a. direct : testicular or pelvic trauma, heat, irradiation
b. indirect : radiotherapy, chemotherapy, environmental toxins, drugs, marijuana, tobacco, alcohol

6.

Undescended testes (cryptorchidism)

7.

Previous surgery : inguinal, scrotal, retroperitoneal, bladder neck, vasectomy

8.

Obstructions : congenital (aplasia), vasectomy, post-infective

9.

Systemic illnesses esp. hepatic, renal

10.

Immunologic : infection, obstruction

11.

Ejaculatory disturbances

12.

Spinal cord lesions

13.

Genetic, endocrine & familial disorders : Klinefelter's syndrome, Young's syndrome, cystic fibrosis, adrenal hyperplasia

14.

Sexual dysfunctions

Sometimes, in spite of the most meticulous search, no obvious cause can be found for the infertility. This group, known as the idiopathic infertility group, constitutes a large percentage.