Hyperprolactinaemia is a disorder caused by high levels of prolactin in the blood. When a man has too much prolactin, his hypothalamus-pituitary axis will be disrupted. This will result in decreased levels of FSH and LH, two hormones that are essential for sperm production.
Therefore, if there are high levels of prolactin in the male, his semen will contain fewer spermatozoa as this causes an alteration in spermatogenesis.
Read the full article on: Pre-testicular causes of male infertility ( 28).
By Cristina Mestre Ferrer B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Jessica García Cataño M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 02/07/2023