Low Sperm Count – Male Infertility

You've been trying to start a family for over a year. All the conditions appear to be right, but nothing has happened so far. Could it be a low sperm count?

Oligospermia – the medical name for a low sperm count - is one cause of male infertility. While it takes only a single sperm to fertilise an egg (ovum), the odds of a single sperm reaching the egg are very low.

A normal sperm count is 20 million or more sperm per milliliter of semen. In order to father a child, at least 60 percent of those sperm should have a normal shape and show normal forward movement or "motility". These numbers are somewhat subjective because some men with lower sperm counts have indeed fathered children and some men with higher sperm counts have been unable to father children.

A medical evaluation can help determine the cause of a low sperm count. Most urologists are skilled in evaluating men with fertility problems and can recommend the appropriate therapy when conditions that can be corrected are encountered.

Treatments for low sperm count include:

  • Surgery. For example, a varicocele can often be surgically corrected or an obstructed vas deferens can be repaired. ...
  • Treating infections. ...
  • Treatments for sexual intercourse problems. ...
  • Hormone treatments and medications. ...
  • Assisted reproductive technology (ART)

Don't be too dismayed too soon, though - newer methods of artificial insemination can produce pregnancies when low sperm count is a factor. Talk to your doctor for a referral to a specialist who can help.

In conclusion if you find yourself struggling with any sexual problems that are related to Early Ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction, Low Libido, STI or Circumcision. Do get in touch with us to book a consultation with our professional doctors who specializes in Men’s Sexual Health.


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