Low Sperm Count

Low sperm count is a condition where there is a decreased amount of sperms in the semen of men. Low sperm count is caused due to various reasons, such as radiation exposure, hormonal imbalance, varicocele, undescended testicles, obesity, and infections. Low sperm count can be treated by avoiding stress, heavy metal exposure, taking medications under the doctor's prescription, and maintaining a healthy weight.

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I am trying to have a baby. What can I do to increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I have been trying for a baby for the past three months. Regarding my semen count, I have a few doubts. I do like to know if it is normal. If not, then how to improve it? After abstaining for one week, the semen sample was given. The result showed grayish white, alkali...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your semen analysis shows lots of dead sperm with low sperm count. It could be due to high blood sugars or some other pathology and that needs to be investigated. Please get the following tests done. TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). 3 hours glucose tolerance test needs...  Read Full »

How does Finasteride 1 mg cause male infertility?

Query: Hello doctor, If high testosterone levels mean higher sexual drive, how come Finasteride 1 mg causes infertility in men? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your assumption is not correct. Finasteride is an oral tablet available in several brand names such as Proscar and Propecia. It is also available as a generic drug in some places. Uses of Finasteride are; 1) Finasteride is used to tre...  Read Full »

Can fungal infection and antifungal medication attribute to low sperm count?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sperm test, and the result showed a semen concentration of 10 million per mL and immature sperm cells. I think that the medications that I took in the past for my balanitis could be the reason for my sperm derangement. I was diagnosed with candidiasis and balanitis with i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for the query.Antifungals have also been attributed to some effect on sperm production. Considering that the life span of a sperm cell is 120 days and that you had balanitis and yeast infection three months ago, there are chances that there would have been epididy...  Read Full »

How to treat oligospermia, asthenozoospermia and leukospermia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have oligospermia with asthenozoospermia and leukospermia. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I checked your report (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). You have oligozoospermia and asthenozoospermia. There are multiple causes for these issues. A low concentration oligozoospermia is the sperm count of less than 15 ...  Read Full »

Can we get pregnant through an IVF procedure if I have oligoasthenoteratozoospermia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am attaching the test reports which my doctor had advised. Please have a look and let me know my condition.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and you have evident oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. This means low count, slow-moving and, higher immotile sperms, and also they are morphologically defective sperms. More than one million l...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my semen analysis report and help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a total sperm count of 38.4. I am addicted to alcohol, and I took a drink four days ago. I am trying for a baby for two months. I have a history of seizure. I am taking Levera 500 mg, Oxetol 450 mg and Cloba 20 mg. Could I take Folic acid? Can you check my report and help me out...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it is evident that your sperm count is low along with high abnormal forms as well. This is called oligoasthenozoospermia. You have to avoid alcohol completely if you wish to increase you...  Read Full »

Does alcohol consumption affect sperm production and sperm count?

Query: Hello doctor, I did a test, and the result was low sperm count. After taking the prescribed drugs, it went from low to zero. I need help.   Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting us. I reviewed your results (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I found that you have issues with your testis, which is in the failure stage and does not produce enough sperms, and testosterone is low. I am sure you took supplemen...  Read Full »

How does a urologist diagnose low testosterone?

Query: Hi doctor,We are planning for a baby but I have a low sex drive. I am having sex twice a month. I have fatigue, stress, and low energy. I am standing for almost ten hours a day due to my job. After doing our routine check-up, we are planning to do IVF. The doctor advised me to do a semen analysis an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the sent reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please mention the months planned for having a baby. All the parameters are fine except for two things. Your serum testosterone is low and semen analysis shows that your sperm count i...  Read Full »

Why do I not get sexually aroused nowadays?

Query: Hi doctor,I have an issue with my sexual performance. I masturbate frequently and I am not getting sexual arousal nowadays. I have hypothyroidism with low sperm count and volume.   Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have hypoactive thyroid, you need to investigate TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), FT3 (free triiodothyronine), FT4 (free thyroxine), and the other three main thyroid antibodies. Sonography can be done. A good hormone replacement therapy can help you. For sexual...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment to become a father.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sperm count of less than 10 million per mL. The semen analysis reported as follows: Volume 3 mL, abnormal forms 0℅, motility - rapidly progressive 20℅, sluggishly progressive 20℅, non progressive10℅ and immotile 50℅, pus cells 10-12/HPF and vitality 50℅. What are the...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your sperm count is low and immotile sperm count is high, there is 40% to 50% chance. But, definitely there is a treatment for the same. Please consult your specialist doctor. For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icl...  Read Full »

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