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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Why is my semen thin and watery with low motility problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I have thin watery semen and low sperm motility problems. Also, I feel a lot of weakness after every ejaculation, like heaviness in the head, cramps in the leg, sound in the knee, pain in the backbone, etc. I have my semen analysis report also. I have also been taking a tablet of Acety...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Forty million to 300 million is the normal range for sperm per milliliter in the sperm count. Counts below ten million are considered poor; counts of 20 million or more may be fine if sperm motility and morpholo...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old male who feels very weak and has a low sperm count when masturbating. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am unmarried, my age is 29, and I have some questions regarding my stamina. Sometimes when I masturbate, I feel very weak and also see a low sperm count. I am very worried about the life ahead.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Masturbation is normal. Ninety-five percent of male does that (out of a hundred male, ninety-five male). It is just another way of having sex without a partner. It is a good practice as it provides the following advantages: It helps to...  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 i...  Read Full »

I cannot understand my semen analysis report. Please explain.

Query: Hello doctor,The semen analysis report is in my hand, but I cannot understand it.Liquefaction time- 30 minutes.Duration of abstinence- four days.Appearance- creamy white.Volume is 4.0 ml.pH 8Fructose- Present.Motility- 100.Spermatozoa- rapid 20 %, slow 10 %, non-progressive motility 5 %, immotile 83...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns about the semen analysis report. As per the available semen analysis report in the query, you have very low sperm count and most of the available sperms are defective. As you can see that almost 80 % of your sperms are d...  Read Full »

How can I manage hypogonadotropic hypogonadism?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. My FSH, LH, and testosterone levels are low. My sperm count is zero. I am taking HCG 5000 and HMG 150 twice a week for the past three months. After taking it, my testis size got increased from 1.79 cm to 1.83 cm. Now after three months of treatment, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no primary or secondary hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. But hypogonadism can be primary or secondary. In the primary, the defect is in testis with high levels of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), LH (luteinizing hormone) and there is low testosterone. In secon...  Read Full »

My sperm count is 25 and I am unable to impregnate my wife. How can I be helped?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old married man and I have a habit of masturbation once in a day since the last 13 years. I have no problem with erection or excitement but I am unable to conceive my wife. We have been married for the last two years. I have had sperm analysis and the sperm count is 25 a...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern.Masturbation is a safe habit, and it does not cause any problems like reduction in counts. So, you need not worry. Your counts are in low range, and the motility is also low. Though there are chances of conception, this may become a litt...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Is there a way to increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor,My semen result is as follows: Volume 2 mL, pearly white in color and viscous, 30 minutes liquefaction time, 20 millions/mL sperm count, 45% motility, normal morphology 70% and abnormal morphology 30%. Is there any issue with my semen report? Is there any abnormality that will lead to prob...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your semen analysis report is normal and in my opinion, there is no need to worry. The sperm count is 20 million/mL, which though is low, but in the normal range. Morphology, motility and liquefaction time are also normal. I do not find this report has any i...  Read Full »

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