Male Infertility

Male infertility is caused by a number of factors, including low or abnormal sperm production or blockages that hinder the delivery of sperm. While symptoms often go unnoticed (except in the case of being unable to conceive a child), some other signs include problems with sexual function, pain or lumps in the testicles, hormonal abnormalities and having a low sperm count.

If one has been unable to conceive a child after a year or more of unprotected intercourse, it is a good idea to seek medical help. A consultation with a medical professional is also recommended if you have any problems with sexual function, such as low sex drive, difficulty getting or maintaining an erection, or any type of ejaculation problem. Any pain, swelling or discomfort in the testicles should be seen to.

If you suspect you may be suffering from male infertility, Dr Maharajh will perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of the condition, and to check if there are any underlying conditions that may be contributing. After she has made a diagnosis, she will recommend the best treatment option for your particular case. Male infertility treatment options may include surgery, hormone therapy and medications, depending on the cause of your condition, and any symptoms you may have experienced.


Dr Suhani Maharajh is a Specialist Urologist in Durban. After completing her undergraduate training summa cum laude at Nelson R Mandela School of medicine, she pursued her true passion and qualified as a urologist in 2012 and was awarded the Lionel B Goldscmidt Medal.

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