Organic oligospermia

Symptoms of Organic oligospermia

The following features are indicative of Organic oligospermia:
  • problems with sexual function
  • low sex drive
  • difficulty maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)
  • pain in the testicle area
  • swelling in the testicle area
  • a lump in the testicle area
  • decreased facial hair
  • decreased body hair

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Common Causes of Organic oligospermia

The following are the most common causes of Organic oligospermia:
  • hypogonadism
  • use of alcohol
  • smoking
  • strenuous riding
  • genetic defects on the Y chromosome
  • Y chromosome microdeletions

Other Causes of Organic oligospermia

The following are the less common causes of Organic oligospermia:
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Neoplasm
  • cryptorchidism
  • varicocele
  • trauma
  • hydrocele
  • mumps
  • malaria
  • defects in USP26 enzyme
  • vas deferens obstruction
  • lack of das deferens
  • Infection like prostatitis
  • ejaculatory duct obstruction
  • exposure to industrial chemicals
  • exposure of heavy metal
  • exposure to X-rays
  • Overheating of testicles

Risk Factors for Organic oligospermia

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Organic oligospermia:
  • being exposed to toxins
  • drinking alcohol
  • using certain illicit drugs
  • being overweight
  • having certain past or present infections
  • overheating the testicles
  • having experienced trauma to the testicles
  • being born with a fertility disorder
  • having a blood relative with a fertility disorder
  • smoking tobacco
  • having certain medical conditions, including tumors and chronic illnesses
  • undergoing cancer treatments, such as radiation
  • having a prior vasectomy
  • major abdominal or pelvic surgery
  • having a history of undescended testicles

Prevention of Organic oligospermia

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Organic oligospermia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • maintain a healthy weight
  • avoid heat
  • don't smoke
  • limit alcohol
  • steer clear of illicit drugs
  • manage stress
  • avoid exposure to pesticides, heavy metals and other toxins

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Organic oligospermia

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Organic oligospermia:
  • Physical examination: To physically examine the genitals
  • Medical history: To know about any inherited conditions, chronic health problems, illnesses, injuries or surgeries that could affect fertility, sexual habits and sexual development
  • Semen analysis: To check the sperm count
  • Scrotal ultrasound: To check the testicles and supporting structures
  • Blood test: To determine the level of hormones and changes in the Y chromosome
  • Post-ejaculation urinalysis: To find out retrograde ejaculation
  • Testicular biopsy: To check the sperm production as well as any obstruction in sperm transportation
  • Anti-sperm antibody tests: To check for immune cell that attack sperm and affect their ability to function
  • Transrectal ultrasound: To check prostate, and for blockages of the tubes that carry semen

Complications of Organic oligospermia if untreated

Yes, Organic oligospermia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Organic oligospermia is left untreated:
  • stress related to the inability to have a child

Procedures for Treatment of Organic oligospermia

The following procedures are used to treat Organic oligospermia:
  • Surgery: To correct varicocele, to reverse prior vasectomies and for sperm retrieval

Self-care for Organic oligospermia

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Organic oligospermia:
  • Increase sex frequency: To increase the chances of getting pregnancy by other partner
  • Having sex during possible fertilization time: To increase the availability of sperms for fertilization
  • Avoiding lubricants: To inhibit the impairment of sperm movement and function

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Organic oligospermia

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Organic oligospermia:
  • High-protein diets: To treat the oligospermia
  • vitamin supplements: Have vitamin E&C supplement in the diet to the maintenance of sperm count

Patient Support for Treatment of Organic oligospermia

The following actions may help Organic oligospermia patients:
  • Sexual counselling: To treat the problems like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation during sexual intercourse and improve fertility

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Organic oligospermia.

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