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How to improve sperm quality and DNA fragmentation for icsi?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not too many options

Unfortunately there aren't many options for improving sperm quality.
If there is a varicocele it can be treated. Antioxidants may also help with improving sperm quality. Good luck.

In brief: Not too many options

Unfortunately there aren't many options for improving sperm quality.
If there is a varicocele it can be treated. Antioxidants may also help with improving sperm quality. Good luck.
Dr. Victor Beshay
Dr. Victor Beshay
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Dr. Nurit Winkler
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

There are different ways to improve sperm quality as well as dna fragmentation but it all depends on the underlying diagnosis and reasons for the abnormal sperm. The treatment can go anywhere from life style modifications, hormonal treatment, surgery as well as antioxidant.
Your fertility specialist and/ or urologist can discuss with you all available options

In brief: Depends

There are different ways to improve sperm quality as well as dna fragmentation but it all depends on the underlying diagnosis and reasons for the abnormal sperm. The treatment can go anywhere from life style modifications, hormonal treatment, surgery as well as antioxidant.
Your fertility specialist and/ or urologist can discuss with you all available options
Dr. Nurit Winkler
Dr. Nurit Winkler
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In brief: Sperm counts

Clomid, (clomiphene) which is used by women to increase ovulation, has been shown to improve sperm counts.
Recently, higher dose antioxidants have also been shown to improve fertility rates in men with lower sperm counts, possibly due to reduced dna fragmentation. I recommend having your doctor do a semen analysis to assess your sperm counts if you and your partner are trying to conceive.

In brief: Sperm counts

Clomid, (clomiphene) which is used by women to increase ovulation, has been shown to improve sperm counts.
Recently, higher dose antioxidants have also been shown to improve fertility rates in men with lower sperm counts, possibly due to reduced dna fragmentation. I recommend having your doctor do a semen analysis to assess your sperm counts if you and your partner are trying to conceive.
Dr. John Tillett
Dr. John Tillett
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Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
I would also add as needed, DNA fragmentation can be assessed by either TUNEL or SCSA testing. There is also a technique (IMSI=Intracytoplasmic morphologically-selected sperm injection) in which sperm are selected microscopically according to their shape since normal shaped sperm are less likely to have abnormal DNA fragmentation.
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