What are the alternative treatment options for azoospermia?

What are the alternative treatment options for azoospermia?


I would do a full
genetic evaluation to make sure that there’s not
some genetic cause that I’m going to need this couple
to have genetic counseling, or something that I’m
worried they’re are going to be able to pass on
to their potential offspring. One of the interesting
things– that especially for our Caucasian patients– it’s not uncommon to be a
carrier for cystic fibrosis. You do not have full blown
cystic fibrosis, which is a major medical
devastating illness, but sometimes, even just being
a carrier for cystic fibrosis means that there’s
underdevelopment of the vas deferens, underdevelopment
of the epididymis. The silver lining I will
offer these patients is that typically sperm
production is still happening, but when you check an analysis,
they, often times, will not have any sperm presence. You can then offer the silver
lining to those patients that typically you have
successful harvests for those type of patients. As it pertains to other patients
who are specifically not having any production,
you’ll do your best to rule out any other
genetic abnormalities. You’ll probably start them in
some of the different hormone treatments that we might
have to ramp that tissue up to working as hard
as you can and then you’ll offer them some
type of harvest procedure.

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