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Low Sperm Count

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Low Sperm Count

Its defined as a condition where a person has low sperm count when he has fewer than 15 million sperms per of semen.(also known as oligospermia)

There are other forms of infertility which affect the sperm density to a lesser degree, as well as infertility caused by abnormal sperm mobility (making it harder for the sperm to swim to the egg) and sperm morphology (meaning that sperm are shaped abnormally and cannot fertilise the egg).


  • Testicular problems

  • Undescended testicles

  • Surgery 

  • Trauma

  • Cancer 

  • Congenital defects. 

  • Blockage of testicular ducts sperm do not make it into the ejaculate.

Ejaculation problems

  • Premature ejaculation (when ejaculation occurs too quickly)

  • Retrograde ejaculation (when semen is ejaculated into the bladder).


  • Obesity 

  • Addictions(. Alcohol, Cigarette and Drugs)

  • Unhealthy food habits

Hormonal problems

  •  Low testosterone

  • Drugs/medications

  • Congenital disorders

  • Tumours


  • IUI

  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) 

  • Hormonal treatment

  • injectable hormones- Pergonal or Humagon,

  • Antibiotic treatment: 

  • Surgery  

  • Repair a blockage in sperm transport

  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) may be the best option to ensure egg fertilization. 

  • Magnetic assorting cell sorting(MACS) with(ICSI)

  • Sperm DNA fragmentation 

  • Artificial donor sperm insemination

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