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Fertility Evaluation Specialist

The Y Factor -  - Urologist

The Y Factor

Urologists located in Houston, TX & Tomball, TX

If you suspect that fertility problems are the reason you can't conceive, an evaluation from the expert reproductive medicine and urology team at The Y Factor is the most important thing you can do. Located in Houston, Tomball, and Webster, Texas, the practice offers fertility evaluations and active planning to help you conceive naturally, with in-vitro fertilization, or with artificial insemination. Book your fertility evaluation by phone today with Russel Williams, MD, and the skilled team.

Fertility Evaluation Q&A

What does a fertility evaluation include?

Fertility evaluations at The Y Factor include a semen analysis on an ejaculated semen sample. This sample shows how many sperm you produce, sperm motility (swimming ability), and sperm health. 

Your evaluation also includes semen culturing to check for pathogenic microorganisms that could cause or contribute to your infertility. Imaging, which identifies problems like congenital anomalies that prevent normal sperm movement, is also part of fertility evaluation at The Y Factor.


How much sperm should I have?

The World Health Organization states that men should produce around 15 million sperm/mL. Your reproductive medicine expert at The Y Factor will tell you exactly what amount of sperm production is optimal for you based on your age, health, and other circumstances. 


What happens after my fertility evaluation?

If your sperm count is low, your physician can help in several ways. Your fertility evaluation often reveals correctable problems like low testosterone, infection, or varicoceles (varicose veins in your scrotum). Varicoceles can dilate your scrotal area and may significantly interfere with sperm production, which is why varicoceles removal can boost your chances of conception.

Your specialist treats the underlying issue to improve your fertility and boost your chances of natural conception. If you have zero sperm in your ejaculate because of a duct blockage, vasectomy, or for some other reason, your specialist at The Y Factor can often perform a procedure to unblock the ducts or reverse the vasectomy. If these procedures aren't a possibility or aren't successful, you can still conceive through methods like sperm retrieval. 

Sperm retrieval

In a sperm retrieval procedure, which your surgeon performs under general anesthesia, your surgeon creates a small opening in the scrotal sack and removes sperm from your tubes or testicles. That sperm can then be frozen through cryopreservation for later use. In some cases, with low-quality sperm, you must use the retrieved sperm quickly for maximum chance of conception.

Fertility evaluations at The Y Factor can give you all the information and tools you need to take control of your fertility. Don’t give up on conceiving — reach out for expert health instead. Call the office closest to you or book an appointment online today.