Hyperspermia

Overview

In Hyperspermia, a male produces semen in more than normal amounts. When the semen volume per ejaculation is in the range of 6.0 to 6.5 millilitres or higher, it is considered to be Hyperspermia. This condition is quite rare and doesn’t necessarily affect the man’s health negatively. However, it can lead to reduced fertility in the man.

The reduced fertility is because there is more semen and the sperms are more diluted in it. It may lead to a low sperm count per millilitre when the semen analysis is done. Even in this case, the man is not rendered infertile, but it can take longer for his partner to conceive. In some men with Hyperspermia, the sperm count can be considered normal if the semen analysis shows that there are at least 15 million sperms per millilitre of the semen sample.

Symptoms
  • Producing larger than normal fluid when ejaculating.
  • Trouble in attaining pregnancy.
  • High risk of miscarriage.
  • Higher sex drive.
Complications

Hyperspermia is associated with an increased chance of miscarriages.

Cause

Researchers believe that Hyperspermia is caused due to an infection that causes inflammation of the prostate.

Diagnosis

If you feel that you have been producing too much semen than considered normal or are having trouble in getting your partner conceive for a duration of one year, you may have to visit your fertility expert.

  • Physical examination
    You will be subjected to a physical exam and will be asked questions regarding your sexual health and general health.
  • Semen analysis
    You will be then asked to submit a sample of your semen which will be then tested for anomalies and issues.
  • Hormone test
    Your doctor may want to test your hormone levels to ensure that your male hormones are normal.
  • Imaging
    Your doctor may ask you to get ultrasound scans of your reproductive organs to look for problems.
Treatment

Hyperspermia does not need much treatment as it does not make you infertile. But if your partner is finding it hard to get pregnant, you may be given medications to improve the sperm count. Your doctor may also suggest retrieving sperm from the reproductive tract to help your partner get pregnant through IVF or ICSI.

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