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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 have had a semen test but do not understand the results. Could you please review my test reports?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a semen test but do not understand the results. I need to know if my sperm is strong enough to get my wife pregnant. I have been married for 15 years but have no children. This is causing me great depression and anxiety. I am currently taking Fluoxetine 20 mg daily. My past med...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your semen analysis report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and you have oligo astheno teratozoospermia. This means your counts and the actively motile sperms are low. Also, the motile sperms are morphol...  Read Full »

I have been trying to have a child for the past few years, and have low sperm count. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been trying to have a child for the past two years and six months. My wife has done all the necessary check-ups, and now we discovered that the problem is actually in my body. Our gynecologist suggested insemination, but she said the sperm count was not enough for insemination, s...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. To improve your fertility, you should take more fruits and vegetables, reduce smoking and alcohol, stay away from heat and chemicals, and do not use the laptop on your lap. If you do, then put it on a cushion on your lap. Also, if you are obe...  Read Full »

My sperm count is low, and I have pus cells. Could you suggest something to eradicate these pus cells and increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, I did a sperm analysis, and the results revealed significant pus cells eight to ten, resulting in a low sperm count of 5.2 million. Could you kindly recommend a medication to reduce or eliminate these pus cells and boost sperm count?  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you take a tablet of Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) 500 mg twice daily for two weeks and then repeat the sperm analysis. If your counts remain low, you should examine your scrotum for varicocele (an enlargement of the veins within the scr...  Read Full »

I am prone to masturbation and am suffering from erectile dysfunction, low sperm quality, and a sex time of under five minutes. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and started masturbation seven years ago. I am suffering from erectile dysfunction, low sperm quality, and a sex time of under five minutes. Is it possible to improve my health? Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. My advice: Say no to pornography because pornography is a mental driving agent for people who masturbate a lot. This affects a person mentally, shaping the way they think and act in society as a whole. A...  Read Full »

I had taken testosterone, which shrunk my testicles. Will it affect my fertility and sperm count?

Query: Hello doctor, I had taken testosterone years back, and my testicles shrunk. I had stopped taking it after two months, but it did not increase in size. I subsequently got my testosterone levels checked, and the tests were normal. I am concerned about my fertility and sperm count. Will they get affect...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Low sperm counts can have multiple reasons and should be investigated. Firstly, an external supplement of testosterone will suppress the testes from producing the hormone and reduce sperm production. The return of...  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 Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

They could not find a single sperm in my testes. Should I look for a sperm donor?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male. Today, I had a surgical sperm retrieval procedure at a reputable fertility clinic here. They could not find a single sperm anywhere, motile or otherwise, in my testes, and they said I simply was not producing sperm, for reasons unknown. Before my wife and I give u...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. I would like to know a few more details to answer your query better. Were your serum gonadotropin levels measured during the evaluation? What was the exact procedure performed? The chances of sperms appearing naturally in semen is next to i...  Read Full »

Can asymptomatic HSV-2 infection affect my sperm count or interfere with having a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male, have HSV-2, and am currently asymptomatic. I am planning to have a baby with my partner through IVF. I am planning to make a sperm deposit to be frozen and used later for IVF with my female partner in our plan to have a baby. My partner does not have HSV-2. I k...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to At the outset, please let us know more details about your HSV-2 (herpes simplex virus) outbreak by sharing your clinical records, diagnostic workup, and treatments being taken or taken earlier. The next step is to rule out HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) as HSV2-H...  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 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 your s...  Read Full »

Why do I have a low sperm volume and count?

Query: Hello doctor, My sperm volume and count are less for the last six months; it ranges from 11 to 14 million per ml. Rest, all is normal. I do not smoke and do not drink alcohol. Necessary investigations like thyroid profile, FSH, LH, prolactin, and testosterone reports are attached for your reference...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and saw the semen analysis report. It says oligospermia and the presence of leucocytes, which indicates infection. Your hormonal profile is standard, and there is...  Read Full »

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