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Sperm count less than 1 million/ml, severe oligospermia

Sperm count less than 1 million/ml, severe oligospermia

  1. man28

    I got my first semen analysis results. My volume is 2 ml, sperm count 900 000/ml, motility a+b is 52% and morphology 91% abnormal. My sperm count seems to be low and it worries me a lot. Any hope?

    06/16/2018 at 11:23 pm
  2. Dear man28,

    All your results are normal, except for sperm count, which is below 1 million/ml. Sperm count is considered normal if it’s at least 15 million sperm per milliliter. When the sperm count is abnormal, it can be classified into mild, moderate, or severe. It is mild when the result is between 14 and 5 million sperm/ml, moderate with 5-1 million sperm/ml, and severe when values are lower than 1 million sperm/ml.

    In your case, your count is 900,000 million/ml, which is less than 1 million/ml. In other words, I’m afraid that yours is a case of severe oligospermia. The most recommended option in your case is IVF/ICSI.

    I hope I have been able to help,

    Best wishes

    06/18/2018 at 5:37 pm
  3. Thank you Sandra for your answers! It is difficult to me try to understand that my semen analysis results are really so poor. I have got very hard hit in testicles when I was 16 years old. Can that hit be the reason for my low sperm count? I had even swelling in my testicles then but not courage go to the doctor. Is the second semen analysis unnecessary because my very low count? It seems to me almost impossible that the second semen sample would be any better really. I like to wear tight skinny jeans only but can that matter at all for my count?

    06/25/2018 at 11:24 pm
    • Hello again man28,

      Yes, testicular trauma can lead to male infertility, especially in cases of testicular rupture, fracture, contusion, torsion, dislocation or degloving of the scrotum. You said that you didn’t visit the doctor by then, but have you at least told your doctor now? Perhaps you need to have it checked to see it it actually affected your fertility.

      Depending on the type of trauma, it can cause male infertility in the form of problems with sperm production, which could explain severe oligospermia in your case.

      As for repeating the semen analysis, it’s complicated that the results are different now, really. My advice is that you visit a fertility specialist to understand your semen analysis and be informed about the most appropriate treatment to have a child, which would be IVF with ICSI in your case as I explained on my previous message.

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      I hope this helps,

      Best wishes

      06/26/2018 at 8:55 am