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Causes of oligospermia

Causes of oligospermia

Several factors can cause oligospermia or low sperm count, which can be classified into pre-testicular, testicular, and post-testicular.

Pre-testicular causes
They affect the production of sperm and are relate to unhealthy habits, including alcohol drinking and street drug consumption.
Testicular causes
Testicular diseases such as hydrocele or varicocele.
Post-testicular causes
They are related to ejaculation problems, which can be due to a blockage in the vasa deferentia or infections.
By BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 02/05/2018