A number of things can potentially cause fertility problems in men, including hormonal issues. For diagnosing male infertility, one of the first steps is semen analysis and if a low sperm count is detected, further tests and investigations may be required to help determine why this is the case. Men with a very low sperm count may have hormonal problems, which can be detected via a male hormone profile test. These can measure a range of male hormones which may affect fertility, such as FSH, LH, Testosterone and Prolactin.
A male hormone profile test is a straightforward procedure that involves a simple blood test. The results may point to the underlying cause and guide our advice for treatment.