What are the causes of a low sperm count in the ejaculate?

By Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 12/04/2018

It can be due to a number of causes that can cause oligospermia, and some of them are not easily detectable. Generally, they can be classified into pre-testicular, testicular, and post-testicular causes, based on whether there exists an alteration in the hormone levels, a testicular issue or blockage, respectively.

Read more: Causes of Oligospermia.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
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Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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