How is secretory azoospermia diagnosed?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 12/13/2018

When a semen analysis confirms the total absence of sperm in the semen, the next step is to perform a thorough physical exploration of the testicles. It will allow the specialist to determine if there is sperm production or not. Moreover, a male hormone check will be done to assess the activity of the testicles.

Even though these tests can indicate secretory azoospermia, only a testicular biopsy or epididymal sperm aspiration can help to determine whether there is sperm production.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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