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Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Sperm Count (Overview)

Sperm count is evaluating the density of sperm per million per cc in an ejaculation.


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What causes sperm count to decrease?

What causes sperm count to decrease?

Various causes: Data indicates that sperm counts are lowing in recent years in general. A urologist can givde you the most complete response. But nutritionally low vitamin c, selenium, zinc, and folate (folic acid) can be at least part of the picture. Overheated testes can contribute also--boxers may be better than briefs. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl
533 doctors shared insights

Sperm Count (Overview)

Sperm count is evaluating the density of sperm per million per cc in an ejaculation.


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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 can I tell if I have a low sperm count?

How can I tell if I have a low sperm count?

Get a Semen Analysis: Semen analysis is best done through a fertility clinic or urology office rather than a general medical testing lab. Home sperm tests are not very useful, and you can't tell by looking at your semen. If you're not trying to conceive assume you're fertile; if you and your partner are trying to conceive you should both see a fertility specialist (rei) for testing and individualized treatment. ...Read more

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Planning on getting IUI how it work husband sperm count good both tube open?

Planning on getting IUI how it work husband sperm count good both tube open?

IUI: Intrauterine insemination is a procedure in which sperm is prepped placed in a catheter and deposited in the uterus overcoming the cervical barrier. The procedure is simple and painless. After the procedure you will lie on the bed for 10 mins. ...Read more

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What are the best medications, foods, methods, etc. to boost sperm count?

What are the best medications, foods, methods, etc. to boost sperm count?

Male fertility: In terms of drugs, avoid taking them (especially marijuana). Stress, smoking, and alcohol also decrease sperm counts, so reduce stress, do not smoke and avoid alcohol. Wear boxers instead of briefs. Maintain a healthy weight, and avoid toxic exposures. A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and zinc will also help. Examples include vegetables, fruits, berries, ginseng, seeds, walnuts, & asparagus. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit to only having sex once in cycle on the day of ovulation when trying to concieve if partner has low sperm count .

Is there any benefit to only having sex once in cycle on the day of ovulation when trying to concieve if partner has low sperm count .

Not really: Your partner needs to go and have a sperm count and assessment of sperm mobility by giving a sample. It might help to have not ejaculated for 24-48 hrs prior to producing a specimen. ...Read more

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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