Do Klinefelter Patients Have Sperm?

Do Klinefelter Patients Have Sperm?

Do Klinefelter Patients Have Sperm?

Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic condition that results when a boy is born with an extra copy of the X chromosome. Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic condition affecting males, and it often isn't diagnosed until adulthood. Klinefelter syndrome may adversely affect testicular growth, resulting in smaller than normal testicles, which can lead to lower production of testosterone. The syndrome may also cause reduced muscle mass, reduced body and facial hair, and enlarged breast tissue. The effects of Klinefelter syndrome vary, and not everyone has the same signs and symptoms.

Most men with Klinefelter syndrome produce little or no sperm, but assisted reproductive procedures may make it possible for some men with Klinefelter syndrome to father children.

Klinefelter Syndrome Sperm Count

Men with pure Klinefelter Syndrome are nearly universally azoospermic with a sperm count of zero in the semen due to a lack of adequate sperm production in the testicles.  Just nearly two decades ago these men were told they could not be fathers with their own sperm, but things have dramatically changed in our understanding since then.

The majority of men with Klinefelter Syndrome, approximately 70%, can have sperm retrieved through a highly meticulous microdissection testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE) in the hands of highly skilled micro-surgically trained reproductive urologists.  Our reproductive urologists at Iranian Surgery perform micro-TESE regularly with excellent sperm retrieval rates.  An embryologist from might also give a hand in the operating room for this highly specialized search for sperm micro-surgically throughout the testicles.  The majority of research advocates that the closer a man is to pubertal age, the better the odds of retrieving sperm, as sperm production within the testicles typically declines with age beyond puberty in Klinefelter men.  The sperm is retrieved and then cryopreserved at our fertility center for future use with in vitro fertilization, whenever the man is ready to build his family.

About Iranian Surgery

Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best fertility specialists and urologists in Iran. The price of micro-TESE procedure in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.

For more information about the cost of Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.


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