Symptoms and Causes of Low Sperm Count

by Gaurav Wankhede IVF Clinic
Low sperm count

Also known as Oligospermia, low sperm count means that when the semen a male ejaculate has lesser than 15 million sperm per millilitre of seen.Low sperm count lowers the chances of a sperm fertilizing an egg. However, there are cases where men with lower sperm count are still able to birth a child.

Symptoms of low sperm count

  • There are no apparent signs of low sperm count in most cases. However, the primary sign of low sperm count is the inability to bear a child.
  • Many men face problems such as inherited chromosomal abnormality, hormonal imbalance.
  • They may also have dilated testicular veins, a condition that blocks the passage of sperm may cause signs and symptoms.
  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (Difficulty maintaining an erection).
  • Lump, or swelling in the testicle area, or other signs of or hormone abnormality.
It is ideal to see a doctor if any of the symptoms are seen on men or if they are unable to conceive a child after over a year of trying to conceive a child.

Causes of low sperm count

Producing sperm is a complex process,and many factors affect the sperm count of the sperm.

Medical Causes

  • Varicocele –Varicocele is a swelling of the vein that trench the testicle. Varicocele is seen to cause the quality reduction of the sperm.
  • Infections –Infections in the testicle area could cause temporary or sometimes permanent damage, and this could lead to lower sperm count
  • Ejaculation problems –In some cases, instead of entering the tip of the penis, semen enters the bladder during orgasm.
  • Anti-sperm antibodies –Sometimes, immune system cells unintentionally identify sperms as bacteria or harmful invaders and destroys them.
  • Tumours–Treatment one takes for cancer would affect ivf fertility. Also, cancers may directly affect the glands that release hormones.
  • Chromosome defects –Men are born with one X and Y chromosome each. In some cases, they are born with two X and one Y chromosome. This defect will affect the sperm count and quality of the sperm.

Environmental Causes

  • Radiation or X-rays – High exposure to radiation can cause lower sperm count. Over time, this could lead to becoming permanent damage too.
  • Heavy metal exposure – Exposure to heavy metals such as lead could cause temporary or permanent infertility.

Health and lifestyle causes

  • Alcohol use –Alcohol abuse could cause fertility problems
  • Emotional stress –Severe stress could interfere with the hormones that produce sperm
  • Occupation –Men working in sites with high heat or a job that involves sitting all day could also amount to lower sperm count of reduction in the quality of sperm.
  • Obesity –Overweight men have a hormonal imbalance that would impact hormonal fertility.
  • Tobacco – Tests show that men who smoke or chew tobacco have lesser sperm count than men who don’t.

Lower sperm count is an issue that many men go through at this time. However, this may not be a permanent issue if appropriate precautions are taken.

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