Azoospermia refers to a male fertility problem which there is no presence of sperm in the semen of a man; it can be caused because of several reasons. There are two important factors which can lead to zero sperm count – either sperm delivery problems or sperm production problems. Sperm delivery problems are one of the most common causes of infertility. In the recent years, a large number of men have complained of the problem. In this condition, man does produce sperm; however, it never reaches the seminal fluid.
Sperm delivery, as the very name implies, is all about the journey of the sperm that starts from the scrotum to the penis, and then outward. Men who have been diagnosed with this problem are capable of producing healthy sperms; however, it is not included during the ejaculation. Thus, sperm analysis done indicates a total or complete absence of sperm.
Causes of Sperm Delivery Problems
These are some of the most common causes of impaired sperm delivery.
Blockage of Ejaculatory Ducts or Epididymis
Obstructions block the normal path or passage of sperms. The condition can occur because of several factors such as developmental problems, repeated infections, inflammation or any prior surgery such as vasectomy, among others. Any part of the male reproductive tract, such as the epididymis or the vas deferens, could be obstructed averting normal transport of sperm from testicles to the urethra.
Blockage Because of Developmental Defects
There are some men who are born with blockage of ejaculatory ducts or epididymis. Men who have cystic fibrosis or those who are carrier of cystic fibrosis often have an obstructed or missing vas deferens.
Blockage by Infection or Trauma
Recurring bouts of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), like Gonorrhea or Chlamydia can either block sperm passage or cause scaring. Even an injury can cause blockage to the male reproductive tract.
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