Oligospermia is a condition in which a male produces anything under 15 million sperms. In the absence of this condition, a fertile man produces anywhere from 15 million to over 200 million sperm per millilitre of semen. The low sperm count reduces the possibility of conceiving of your partner.
Causes of Oligospermia
A number of causes have been found to be associated with oligospermia. These causes can range from medical to lifestyle. Some of the common cause of oligospermia are:
- Chronic or long-term emotional stress
- Recreational drugs
- Anabolic steroid use
- Genetic condition or inherited disorder
- Hormone imbalance
- Undescended testicles
- Infections that interfere with sperm production
- Poor general health
- Testicular factors
- Immunology problems
- Medical issues like multiple sclerosis, diabetes, etc.
Treatment of Oligospermia
Oligospermia can be a result of various factors, and assisted reproductive treatment is often employed to improve fertility. Treatment may range from lifestyle changes to hormonal (antioxidant/ medication) and surgical methods (varicocele, microsurgery, etc.).
Seeds of Innocence Expertise
Based on the cause of oligospermia, Seeds of innocence determine the course of treatment suitable for the individual suffering from this medical condition. You can book an appointment with us to discuss the problem and know the best suitable treatment.
Q. What causes Oligospermia?
A number of factors can lead to oligospermia such as ejaculation problems, medication, genetic condition, infections, steroids, stress, and hormonal imbalances.
Q. What is the difference between Oligospermia and azoospermia?
A low sperm count is also called oligospermia, while on the other hand, a complete absence of sperm is called azoospermia.
Q. Is Oligoasthenospermia curable?
Yes, oligoasthenospermia is curable surgically. However, if the obstruction is partial, the diagnosis and the treatment may become difficult to identify.
Q. Is Oligospermia genetic?
Males with oligospermia are predisposed to genetic abnormalities, and many genetic factors like genetic mutations and polymorphisms have been identified to have a direct or indirect effect on spermatogenesis.
Q. Can Oligospermia cause miscarriage?
Oligospermia cannot directly cause miscarriage, but it can lead to miscarriage if any damaged sperm fertilises an egg.