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What is obstruction?

The obstruction of the normal passage of sperm along the male reproductive tract. Any section of the male reproductive tract can be obstructed, preventing normal transport of sperm. This can be due to a number of factors, including:
  • repeated infections;
  • prior surgery (including vasectomy);
  • inflammation or congenital conditions.

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Are male genital problems serious?
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How do I manage male genital problems on a daily basis?
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