Tests for male infertility attempt to determine whether any of these processes are impaired.
- General physical examination – This includes examination of your genitals and questions concerning your medical history, illnesses and disabilities, medications and sexual habits.
- Semen analysis – This is a very important test for the male partner. Your doctor may ask for one or more semen specimens. Semen is generally obtained by masturbating or by interrupting intercourse and ejaculating your semen into a clean container. A laboratory analyzes your semen specimen for quantity, colour and presence of infections or blood.
- Hormone testing – A blood test to determine the level of testosterone and other male hormones is common.
- Doppler evaluation of the testis and Transrectal Ultrasound – Doppler/Ultrasound can help your doctor look for evidence of conditions such as retrograde ejaculation and ejaculatory duct obstruction.