Oligospermia is when the semen has a 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
  • Steroids
  • Testicular factors (e.g. varicocele)
  • Immunology problems

Other obstacles with the semen could include:

  • Asthenospermia: The sperm has very low motility
  • Teratospermia: Abnormal morphology

How can IVF Michigan 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.