Having infertility figures in mind, it must be pointed out that as much as 20 to 30% of case belongs to the realm of male infertility. Out of this reason, diligent care and frequent visits to the urologist for testing and evaluation are a must. For those members of the male population who are not well familiarized with the entire testing procedure, it consists of semen and sperm analysis, followed by an in depth physical examination, and ultimately ending in hormonal evaluation. The most proper diagnosis and treatment are also quite vital, for it is these two factors that facilitate and form the basis for a most successful long-run infertility treatment.
In order for any possible unwanted consequences to be avoided, it must be emphasized that men ought to get tested as often as possible, as well as their spouses. Although this may come as something that many males dread due to the pressure made by 'socially accepted' male-nature norms, and feel ashamed of, this still does not diminish the importance and the need for such tests to be performed. Direct results of such precautionary and timely steps can only lead to a most successful pregnancy.
Quite a number of doctors tend to make a diagnosis in case a person has had difficulty in conceiving a child after one year of regular and unprotected sexual intercourse. In such cases, regarded as a better solution, i.e. a more proper diagnosis, would be so-called impaired infertility, given the fact that a substantial number of couples, the most come to that, can manage to conceive in two or three years at the most, when attempting on a regular basis. However, if conception is still problematic, even after the third year, visit to a doctor and testing is a must.
The entire process begins with an interview, followed by a physical examination, when a person that seeks treatment gives an account of his entire medical history since any data counts and holds great value. The interviews in question quite often consist of more private and such question which are directly related to one's sex-life, and anything that is directly related to it (including, for example, the history and account of any sexually transmitted disease).
The testing phase is comprised of more scientifically based steps, that is of specific male infertility tests (e.g. semen and sperm analysis, physical examination, measurement of the testicles, detection of hormonal problems etc.).