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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2015 Giugno;67(2):157-68

lingua: Inglese

The male infertility office visit

Dadhich P., Ramasamy R., Lipshultz L. I.

Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA


One in six couples are infertile, and in 50% of these couples, a male factor plays a role. Therefore, it is imperative that physicians become comfortable in the basic evaluation of the infertile male. By performing a thorough history and physical examination, physicians can usually establish a differential diagnosis and proceed to laboratory testing that will help to establish an etiology for infertility. The purpose of this review is to provide general guidelines for a physician seeking to evaluate a man’s fertility status and to suggest the most common pathologies that might be found through a directed work-up.

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