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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 can my husband take to improve his sperm count? He has low sperm count from the test done recently

What can my husband take to improve his sperm count? He has low sperm count from the test done recently

Meds may help some: See a reproductive endocrinologist, who may also refer your husband to urology. Hormone tests for men with low sperm count: total testosterone, estradiol, lh, fsh, tsh, prolactin. Some need genetic testing. Men with hormone issues may get better sperm counts with Anastrozole or clomid (clomiphene). Injections (hcg, fsh) are rarely needed. Severe sperm problems need ivf + icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). ...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.

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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Sperm Count (Definition)

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