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I am male , 30 yrs , suffering from type 1 diabetes . Got my semen analysis done where the sperm count is low, mortility almost nil.... Help me out ?
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Abn sperm, Diabetes
Diabetes like any serious medical problem can affect the sperm.
There can be other reasons and the diabetes may not be the problem. I like to think about sperm function and not just count. Some men with low count can have normal function. You need a comprehensive evaluation by a fertility specialist for male infertility (check doc credentials). Treatments are successful even if icsi needed.

In brief: Abn sperm, Diabetes
Diabetes like any serious medical problem can affect the sperm.
There can be other reasons and the diabetes may not be the problem. I like to think about sperm function and not just count. Some men with low count can have normal function. You need a comprehensive evaluation by a fertility specialist for male infertility (check doc credentials). Treatments are successful even if icsi needed.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree
In brief: ? varicocele
Your sperm count might be low if semen was collected soon after previous ejaculations, ideally collection should be after at least three days after last ejaculation.
Poor motility could be related to a varicocele. You can self examine and feel your left scrotum whist standing up, varicoceles feel like "a bag of worms", disappear when lying down. ? Consider ivf if sperm count remains poor.

In brief: ? varicocele
Your sperm count might be low if semen was collected soon after previous ejaculations, ideally collection should be after at least three days after last ejaculation.
Poor motility could be related to a varicocele. You can self examine and feel your left scrotum whist standing up, varicoceles feel like "a bag of worms", disappear when lying down. ? Consider ivf if sperm count remains poor.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. John Jarrett
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: IVF with ICSI
The best treatment for low sperm counts and motility is in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
With this procedure the sperm count will be very adequate.

In brief: IVF with ICSI
The best treatment for low sperm counts and motility is in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
With this procedure the sperm count will be very adequate.
Dr. John Jarrett
Dr. John Jarrett
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Dr. Anthony Luciano
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Consider IVF with IC
Best and perhaps only option for a good chance of pregnancy is ivf with icsi.

In brief: Consider IVF with IC
Best and perhaps only option for a good chance of pregnancy is ivf with icsi.
Dr. Anthony Luciano
Dr. Anthony Luciano
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