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What Color Is Sperm If Someone Has A Low Sperm Count
Clearer: The presence of sperm gives semen its characteristic milky white color. In men who had vasectomy, their semen appears clear. Thus, the lower the sperm count, the clearer the semen would appear. A complete semen analysis will yield a more accurate answer. ...Read more
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
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
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
See urologist: There are several causes for having a low sperm count (hormonal problem, testicular failure, pituitary tumor, varicocele, medication, genetic, unexplained, etc.). Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of a low sperm count. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more
Various: First be sure that he did not ejaculate for several days before the testing. Refraining from ejaculation for several days before your ovulation day may be helpful. If the sperm count is truly low, the treatment of choice is washed intrauterine insemination. This places the best sperm inside the uterus and increases chance of pregnancy. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 49 year old male to have a low sperm count and what is the cause of low sperm count?
Not normal: Men can be fertile well into old age. There are many causes for low sperm count. See a male reproductive specialist. ...Read more
My husband has a low sperm count, are there any ways inorder to have a normal sperm count? What are the best thing to do? Are they any medications?
See a specialist: There are a number of factors that can result in a low sperm count. In a male with a low sperm count a thorough history, physical examination, and repeat semen analysis can be very helpful. Many times the physician will also order hormone levels to further evaluate testicular function. Evaluation by an infertility specialist is important. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am 6 days late. My fiance was told that he has a low sperm count and that it's a one and a million chance of having kids. Is this true should itest?
Yes: Testicular atrophy is a known symptom of alcoholism. Direct toxic. Effect on sperm as well as indirect effect in which the liver damaged by alcohol is unable to properly utilize female sex hormones in men leads to increase in the quantity of the above causing decrease in sperm counts. ...Read more
Still possible: When a male has a low sperm count it is still possible to conceive. The likelihood though is less. ...Read more
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
I have a low sperm count, had vericocele gains, have been opearated 6 months before, will my sperm count get better.
We have a 3yr, my husband is 26yrs, 2yrs ago he had an infetion in the scrotom, could it have caused a low sperm count?
Low sperm count: Possibly but not likely. Oligospermia (low sperm count). Can be due to previous testis infection or epididymal scarring from previous infection and inflammation, however most men who have had epididymitis or even orchitis do not subsequently find themselves sub fertile or infertile. See a urologist and have a semen analysis. ...Read more
How low?: It really depends on what the actual numbers are. As a generalization, most men with 'low' sperm counts can achieve normal chances of conception with their partners by treatments that include intrauterine insemination (iui.) for a smaller group of men where the numbers are 'extremely low, ' ivf with injection of sperm into the partner's eggs (icsi) can be very succesful. ...Read more
I want to increase mainly male fertility through food items. I have a low sperm count. What is suggested?
My partner and I are trying to have a baby he is about 150lbs overweight. Could that cause us problems like maybe a low sperm count?
Obesity: Obesity in women is more directly linked to infertility. In men, there may other risk factors like sleep apnea, that may decrease libido and energy. Also if is there is significant decrease in effective penis length, may cause mechanical barrier. A number of recent studies have found that, obese men tend to have lower sperm counts and less mobile sperms. Semen analysis is a relativeyl simple test. ...Read more
We my partner and I have been trying for a baby for over a year. My gp, told me that I probably have a low sperm count due to my medications.
Fertility: It is going to be hard to get a specific answer for you since we do not know what medications your doctor was referencing. But, their advice is probably correct given they know the full story. But, after one year I think it may be time to get to a fertility clinic so the both of you can be fully tested and the problem fleshed out. ...Read more
My boyfriend and I are trying to conceive but he has a low sperm count like 200, 000, is it possible?
Yes with help:
when the sperm count is low (>14 million is normal), then chances of conception naturally are much lower. This sperm count is less than a million. If this is indeed the case, then it would be difficult to conceive naturally. I would have him test again in about a month. If still low, you should see a reproductive endocrinologist as ivf would be the treatment of choice at that level. ...Read more
I'm seeing a new guy & his penis curves to the left. It's very noticeable. Is this normal? Is there a chance he could have a low sperm count?
Normal variant: Curvature of penis to the left or to the right is normal and somewhat common. Usually causes no problem whatsoever and is not associated with low sperm count. ...Read more
My bf is much older than me has a low sperm count. We have unprotected sex & lqtely I've been feeling woosy. What are my chances of being prego?
Only takes one: Unless you plan on becoming pregnant you should do something for protection. Having low sperm count is not the same thing as being sterile. All it takes is one. Use a form of protection that include condoms. ...Read more
My partner and I have had ferrility tests by gp. My partner has a low sperm count -20% active. Gp has given us no further advice. What do we do next?
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