Continuing the topic of changes in the quality of sperm and sperm formation (see the previous article "Oligospermia and oligozoospermia"), today we will talk about such violations as aspermia and aspermatism.
Aspermia - is a disease characterized by the absence of spermatozoa and immature spermatogenesis cells in the seminal fluid. Aspermia occurs in approximately 2% of men who are diagnosed with «infertility».
Causes of Aspermia
The causes of , aspermia can be found in:
- blockage of the vas deferens ;
- underdevelopment or congenital absence of vas deferens;
- spermatogenesis disorders;
- surgical interventions that led to cicatricial changes in the vas deferens;
Aspermatism - is the name of the pathological condition, manifested in the absence of ejaculation, while the erection, orgasm and the formation of the ejaculate itself are preserved.
Causes of aspermatism
Causes of aspermatism can be a mechanical obstruction, narrowing of the excretory and deferent ducts of the prostate. There is also the so-called mental aspermatism, which is characterized by a certain selectivity. It can manifest itself in cases of intimacy with one partner, (if with her a complex, negatively colored emotional relationship), and not manifest itself with another woman.
Diagnosis of aspermia and aspermatism
In order to diagnose correctly the above diseases, a man must pass a spermogram, urinalysis, tests for sexually transmitted infections, ultrasound of the prostate. Depending on the causes of the disease, treatment is prescribed. This can be either drug therapy or surgery. The andrologist determines for the patient the treatment method individually.