Oligospermia, or a low sperm count, is considered anything under 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen.

What is oligospermia?

15 million sperm per millilitre of semen might sound a lot but a “normal sperm count” is anywhere from 15 to 200 million sperm per millilitre of semen. Oligospermia may decrease the probability of natural conception but certainly doesn’t rule out the possibility. It is important to note that the number of sperm in the semen is just one of several considerations which determine overall male fertility. Having the support of a team of male fertility specialists greatly increases your chances of having a family.

Oligospermia has many potential causes including:

  • Varicocele
  • Ejaculatory problems
  • Infection
  • Medications
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Heat exposure
  • Stress
  • Recreational drugs
  • Genetic conditions
  • Other medical conditions

Why choose Fertility Solutions to investigate your oligospermia

Successful pregnancy following a diagnosis of oligospermia is made possible by male fertility specialists, such as those at Fertility Solutions.

An expert eye

It is crucial that your semen analysis to assess oligospermia is performed by a fully qualified, consultant embryologist as meticulous examination of the ejaculate is vital to make such an important, life changing diagnosis and it takes an exceptionally trained eye to do so. 

Outstanding service

Our team diagnose oligospermia using a semen analysis, blood test to assess hormone levels and other tests. Our consultant embryologists and urologists explain your oligospermia to you, discuss your treatment options, help you on your fertility journey and deliver outstanding care. 


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