Our expert says:
The fact that your husband has testicular cancer and subsequent radiotherapy would be the most likely cause for his Azoospermia. My guess is that it is most likely that the radio therapy caused the Azoospermia instead if the testicular cancer as the one testis has already been removed. A test that would be helpful to determine whether there is some functionality in the testis would be a FSH, LH level as well as testosterone. This would be helpful in determining whether you have an obstructive or a non-obstructive Azoospermia.a non-obstructive Azoospermia would show very high levels of FSH and LH, as well as low levels of testosterone. Your urologist would most likely perform a testis biopsy to assess if there are any spermatozoa present. If there are any spermatozoa present please advise him to freeze the tissue, as this can be used in a IVF or ICSI procedure by any of the fertility clinics in South Africa.
Answered By: Dr Y.M.Dasoo
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