For men who want to conceive with their partner naturally healthy sperm production is necessary.
What is healthy sperm production?
A normal and healthy sperm count will range anywhere between 15 million sperm to more than 200 million sperm per millilitre of semen. Other signs of healthy sperm production include a morphology rate of 4-48%, as well as an ejaculate volume of 1.5-7.9 millilitres. Anything scarcer than 15 million sperm per millilitre, or 39 million sperm per ejaculate, would be considered low.
What is a sperm disorder?
Sperm disorders include flaws in quality or quantity of the sperm produced by a male, as well as any defects in sperm ejaculation. Usually, they are diagnosed after a man is struggling to conceive naturally. Through analysis of the semen and genetic testing, doctors can quickly and confidently diagnose a sperm disorder. In vitro fertilisation via intracytoplasmic sperm injection is usually the most effective way to conceive if a man has a sperm disorder. However, there are other treatment options available based on the specifics and severity of the disorder.
What causes sperm disorders?
There are a number of factors which can come into play and cause sperm disorders in men, such as low sperm production: They include:
Treatments for sperm disorders
There are a number of treatments available for men with sperm disorders they may include:
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It is always important to talk to a trusted professional when it comes to your health. If you have any questions about sperm disorders and urological health, or if you would like to book an appointment, please feel free to contact or call Dr Arianayagam’s office on 1300 307 990, and his staff will be happy to assist.
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