Male Infertility | Diagnosis & Tests

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Should men be checked for infertility?

Yes. It's important to identify and treat any correctable problems. In some men, a doctor's exam may find an underlying medical problem that is causing the infertility.

How is infertility evaluated?

Your doctor will talk to you about your medical history, examine you and test your semen. Your doctor may want to test your semen more than once. A semen analysis can tell your doctor about your sperm count and sperm quality. These are important parts of fertility. Your doctor may recommend other tests depending on the results of this first evaluation.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00

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