What is a sperm count?

More than 40% of couples who are unable to have children are unable to do so because of problems with the man's sperm. About six percent of males between the ages of fifteen and fifty struggle with infertility. The sperm count should be the number one fertility test done when you evaluate your fertility. A sperm analysis is completed through masturbation. It is completely non-invasive yet quite informative. In order to get pregnant, a man has to have at least 40 million sperm per ejaculate. A temporary reduction in sperm production is related to various causes like heavy duty cycling, exposure to extreme heat, ill-fitting briefs, insomnia, performance pressure, and emotional stress.

Each of these can be causes of low sperm count in men. However, patients who suffer from this temporary low count can try out some helpful lifestyle changes to boost their sperm count. Keep in mind that male fertility also reflects a man’s general health. Men who live a healthy lifestyle are more likely to produce healthy sperm. Unfortunately, a damaged testicle will not usually regain its sperm-making capabilities. Despite medicine’s limited ability to treat male infertility, many successful treatment options are available for its many causes.

Male Infertility Testing With SpermCheck Fertility Test

There is now a way to test for low sperm count in the privacy of one’s own home. A new product from Fairhaven Health, the SpermCheck Fertility Test, accurately confirms if a man has a normal sperm count. ... read more »

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

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Sperm Count Calculator

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What to Expect When Having a Semen Analysis

A semen analysis is one of the most basic ways to evaluate infertility in men. It gives the doctor information about your sperm count and quality, and how well the sperm cells are able to move. ... read more »

Impaired Fetal Growth, Exposure To Maternal Smoking And Lower Measures Of Sperm Quality

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UK Gets DIY Sperm Count Test

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Overheated Car May Reduce Male Fertility

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Fertility 101: Lesson 05 - It Is All About The Sperm

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Overweight Men Are Less Fertile

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How to Collect a Semen Sample

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How to Increase Sperm Count

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Wi-Fi Laptops Could Be Frying Your Sperm

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Male Fertility Testing: Sperm Analysis, Semen Analysis And Sperm Count

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Male Infertility Treatment

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Sperm Count Calculator

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Semen Analysis Sperm Count and Other Sperm Tests

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Lubricants

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Masturbation

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Male Fertility

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Infertility Work-Up and Testing

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