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How can I improve my low sperm count?

How can I improve my low sperm count?

Optimize health: Like most health related questions, fertility is linked to health in general. Avoid hot tubs, tight pants and long bike rides. Male anatomy is on the outside for a reason. A cooler temperature is optimal for sperm production. In the words of Michael Pollan, "eat food, not too much, mostly vegetables." That means you eat nutrients and avoid dyes and artificial processing that may affect fertility. ...Read more

Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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What are the reasons for low sperm count and motility? and can we improve them how long does it take?

What are the reasons for low sperm count and motility? and can we improve them how long does it take?

LOW SPERM: THE REASONS ARE MANY - LOW HORMONES, TIGHT UNDERWEAR, BADLY FORMED TESTIS ETC... YOU NEED TO HAVE A FULL EVALUATION TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE AND THEN TREAT ...Read more

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Very low sperm count. Low morphology. And viscosity is vicious. What should be done to improve them all. Plz guide in detail.

Very low sperm count. Low morphology. And viscosity is vicious. What should be done to improve them all. Plz guide in detail.

Short answer only: HealthTap is a short answer format only. I'd suggest repeating the test again making certain the circumstances (abstinence, time to get sample to lab) are perfect. If it's still low see a doctor. You can also do an online consultation with HealthTap doctors, but not in the short answer boxes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any drug to improve low sperm count that is as low as 1.1 million count after laboratory test?

Usually no: In most cases, low counts are non reversible, and steps such as ivf must be taken to overcome such low numbers. However, you should be thoroughly evaluated, as about 10% in this position may have a reversible cause. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will letrozole improve low sperm count?

Need doctor's help! will letrozole improve low sperm count?

I doubt it: It is not something that is commonly done. So I do not have any good answers for you. ...Read more

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Low sperm count solution?

Low sperm count solution?

Depends on reason: It depends why-- if blockage then surgery to unblock, if hormones low then medicines to boost up, if testicles not working well then no specific treatment - usually ivf/icsi for fertility. And it also depends how low and what other abnormalities are seen. ...Read more

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What causes low sperm count?

What causes low sperm count?

Multiple things: There can be a number of reasons for a low sperm count. The best thing to do is to talk to either a fertility specialist and/or a urologist for more information and testing. ...Read more

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What causes low sperm count?

What causes low sperm count?

Many possibilities: Including low testosterone, smoking, illegal drug use such as anabolic steroids, XS alcohol consumption, previous mumps, blocked vas deferens or ejaculatory duct, previous gonorrhea or chlamydia infections, retrograde ejulation, undescended testes now or bilateral undescended testes as a child, prolonged heat as in sitting in hot tub for a long periods and obesity. ...Read more

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What causes low sperm count?

What causes low sperm count?

Low sperm count: Many things. Could be infection, behavioral, hormone imbalance, smoking, clothing, your anatomy, etc. most men worried low sperm counts should have a few sperm counts, blood work, a full urologic exam and them likely more tests as these initial surveys indicate. ...Read more

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Can weed make low sperm count?

Can weed make low sperm count?

See new studies: It may have an impact. Here are some articles about studies on the subject. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-188394/cannabis-link-male-fertility.html: http://news.Bbc.Co.Uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/ 3586115.Stm. ...Read more

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What causes a low sperm count?

What causes a low sperm count?

Many factors: A low sperm count can result from hormonal abnormalities resulting in decreased sperm production, anatomic abnormalities such as blocked ejaculatory ducts or strictures in the urethra which can physically reduce semen volume, surgeries/medications that can result in retrograde ejaculation thus decreasing semen volume, and primary testicular failure. See a urologist to help define the problems. ...Read more

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How do I improve my sperm count?

How do I improve my sperm count?

Herbs & supplements: At least 3 herbs have been proven in published studies to improve sperm count and motility: maca, tongkat ali & mucuna pruriens. There is also evidence that ginseng, ashwagandha and tribulus may be helpful. Reliable standardized extracts are available. Other nutrients like zinc & l-carntine/acetly-l-carnitine can help too. See http://www.Raysahelian.Com/fertility.Html for a summary of research. ...Read more

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How do you get a low sperm count?

How do you get a low sperm count?

Hi temperature: In most cases the cause of low sperm count is unknown. However, conditions that elevate groin temperature (varicocele, hot tub, placing portable computers on thighs) are the culprits. Taking testosterone for low libido can quickly shut down sperm production. Other causes include stress, high prolactin, and chromosome abnormalities and y deletion mutation (if concentration of <5 million/ml). ...Read more

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How can a male have low sperm count?

How can a male have low sperm count?

Multiple reasons: That can be caused by several things. Hormonal problems can decrease sperm production. The testicles could actually be shutting down. Sperm can be blocked from being released. Sperm could flow backward altering tests values. And there are genetic reasons as well. ...Read more

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What can contribute to low sperm count?

What can contribute to low sperm count?

Many causes: Stress and high scrotal temperature (by varicoceles) can decrease sperm count. Testosterone supplements taken for low libido can quickly suppress sperm production to zero. Rarely, y deletion mutation can be a factor. In many cases, the cause is unknown. Male fertility supplements do not help if sperm concentration is 10 million/ml or lower so please do not waste time using them. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low sperm count.

Low sperm: The main cause is failure of the testicle to produce sperm for unknow reasons, other reasons are hormonal failure, a varicocele, rarely an obstruction to the vas or ejaculatory ducts. ...Read more

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What is a medication for low sperm count?

TESTOSTERONE not ok: Many men with low sperm counts are found to have low testosterone. While there are many advantages to recommending testosterone replacement sperm count and fertility are not one of them. In fact, testosterone replacement will suppress FSH levels and over time sperm production may cease entirely. If you desire fertility, please seek out a urologist trained in fertility medicine or an rei md. ...Read more

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What causes a man's sperm count to be low?

What causes a man's sperm count to be low?

Correctable cause?: If seen on two tests, you should be evaluated for a cause. A physical exam along with testing for endocrine abnormalities is necessary. The most common finding would be a varicocele (15%), which can be corrected and may return normal numbers of sperm. Heat exposure (fever, hot baths) can also cause this. For hormonal problems, stimulation of sperm production with medicines might work. ...Read more

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Sperm Count (Definition)

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