I first have to request the patient to send me their semen analysis report. Lots of labs do a very poor job of reporting a semen analysis – and many doctors still don’t know that a count of more than 15 million per ml is considered to be quite normal !
They label a man whose sperm count is 30 million per ml as being infertile, and start “treating” him for his low sperm count ! No wonder so many of them get pregnant after the ” treatment” – they never needed this in the first place !
Many men do have a low sperm count, and then I need to educate them about what we can do to help them.
I tell them to read more about the problem of a low sperm count ( oligoasthenospermia) at http://www.drmalpani.com/knowledge-center/the-infertile-man/oligospermia
However, I remind them not to jump to conclusions based on just one report. I tell them to get it re-checked again – from a reliable lab !
If it is persistently low, I remind them that there is no reliable way of improving sperm count or motility with medicines or surgery. False hope can be cruel, but wasting time and money doesn’t help ! If they want to try alternative therapy, such as Unani medicine or ayurvedic potions ,
However, if it is persistently low, then often their best option is ICSI ( www.drmalpani.com/our-services/icsi)
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