Oligospermia (Low sperm count)


Oligospermia refers to when the semen has low concentration of sperm. Oftentimes, semen with decreased sperm concentration may also show significant abnormalities in sperm morphology and motility.


What causes Oligospermia?

  • Poor hormonal support
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Infection
  • Natural aging
  • Poor general health
  • Steriods
  • Testicular factors, such as Varicocele  
  • Immunology problems (one's own body attacks the sperm)

Other obstacles with the semen could include:

  • Asthenospermia: The sperm has very low motility and thus is very low quality
  • Teratospermia: Abnormal morphology

How can Fakih IVF Fertility Center help me if I have Oligospermia? 

Depending on the cause of Oligospermia, you may be a candidate for a supplemental and hormonal regime to help improve quality of sperm before undergoing IVF-ICSI treatment. To learn which treatment options are available to you,  book an appointment today to discuss previous results with our physicians or to have a semen analysis completed.