Decreased sperm count, which is less than 15 million sperm per millimeter of semen, is called oligospermia. It is manifested by erectile dysfunction, pain or swelling in the testicles, and reduced facial or body hair. Causes are medical, environmental, and lifestyle. Epididymitis, infection of the testis, varicocele, retrograde ejaculation, undescended testis, hormone imbalance, chemotherapy, chromosomal abnormalities, vasectomy, celiac diseases, tumors, and previous surgeries, etc., are a few of the medical causes of oligospermia. Chemicals or heavy metals exposure, increased temperature, or radiation exposure are the environmental causes. Treating the cause along with medications, psychotherapy, and assistive reproductive technology are the treatment options available.

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How to increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, My sperm count is low; it has dropped from 18 million to 3 million within a period of five months time. I have been diagnosed with bilateral varicocele. I have consulted three urologists. The first doctor advised me to go for ART (artificial reproductive technology) second one prescribed...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopinath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I am aware that you are suffering from severe oligozoospermia (oligospermia). After four days of abstinence, please repeat the semen analysis. Even after repeating the tests, if the sperm...  Read Full »

Can I father a child with one testicle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. I have only one testicle by birth. Can I become a father? Please find my attached semen analysis report. I have few clarifications in my reports. My sperm count is 16 million/cumm, is it normal? I read on internet normal sperm count is above 20 million. My pus cell is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopinath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Presence of one testis is sufficient to father a child. However, you have mild oligospermia (low sperm count). You can take tablet Oligocare twice a day for three months and repeat semen test after three months. Kindly get examined for locating the other testis. It needs ...  Read Full »

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