What is the medication for a low sperm count? I know a few tips such as no alcohol, wear boxer underpants, no hot water baths, no smoking, etc. However, no medication has been prescribed lately. I...

What is the medication for a low sperm count?

I know a few tips such as no alcohol, wear boxer underpants, no hot water baths, no smoking, etc. However, no medication has been prescribed lately. I was told to take Zinc tablets.

Please HELP.

Expert Answers
jkirkwoo eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To first consider the treatment for low sperm count, you and your doctor must first look at the possible cause of the low sperm count.  There are many reasons including varioceles (ruptured or twisted veins), damaged sperm ducts, genetic reasons, hormonal problems, substance abuse, being overweight or certain medications even, like certain cancer treatments.

After determining the cause of the low sperm count then you and your doctor can determine the best overall treatment including surgery, hormone treatment or even antibiotics.

Here is a link to a MayoClinic site that goes into depth about low sperm count and its prevention and treatment.

drnandam eNotes educator| Certified Educator

the treatment of anything depends on the cause. 

Low sperm count is a presentation due to some underlying disease. And in order to treat low sperm count the first thing it so understand the reason behind it.

You should visit your physician so that he can explore the exact etiology behind it.
It may be gentic or lack of balance diet or even psychological. So don't worry, its something which can be easily treated.

hadjartahax | Student

avoid stress

BuRaK_114 | Student

You can eat dried fruits or sesame. And maybe you should go doctor.

user1754155 | Student

low sperm count is declared by a doctor. they need to comvince patient. the babies are not manufactured. visiting to doctor is a defeat. it is purely psychological. it leads to depression and further damages the system. if you are confident of your masculinity and can participate with positive hope that a single sperm can do a lot no matter what doctor declared. control your wife from excessive anxiety. cool her first anf both of you must participate in this project for a cute babay. my adbvice gave good results.

good luck..

stevb7 | Student

There are a lot of natural remedies and food sources to improve your fertility : oysters, nuts, vitamins, eggs, ... (see wikiwel)

discoverer | Student

i am not a serious health expert but the most common reason known to man for low sperm count is stress. You need to de-stress and the fastest way to do it is through exercise. And if you don't have time for the gym, body-weight exercise will also do the needful. Try going through " never gymless" by Ross Enamait. It is one of the most effective set of body-weight exercise which can be performed at your own leisure at home without expensive equipments. Just exercise regularly and eat right and you will see the benefits

jjrichardson | Student

The two most popular fertility drugs for women, clopmophine and human menopausal gonadotropin, used with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), are also used to treat men with primary hypogonadotropic hypogonadism — a hormone deficiency in the pituitary gland or hypothalamus that prevents the testicles from receiving the signal to make sperm.

Clomiphene (taken daily as a pill) prompts the pituitary gland to make luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone, which tell the testicles to produce testosterone and possibly more sperm. HCG (injected two to three times a week, sometimes with hMG) prompts the testes to produce testosterone and sperm directly.

lanarn2md | Student

The relationship between Zinc and Sperm can more of a hormonal relationship.  Low levels of Zinc cause a decrease output of the Pituitary Gonadotrophins and Androgen production. These decrease in hormones can cause retardation of testicular development, specifically the growth of the tubules and decreases the amount of DNA, RNA and other proteins within the testes.

However, the true depth of the relationship between Zinc and Sperm Reproduction are not completely understood.

By taking zinc, this could correct 1 of the many causes of oligospermia (or low sperm count). But just as the other responses have stated, one should have further testing to rule out many other causes such as an undescended testes, cancer, blood flow issues or genetics.


melskielee19 | Student

stop smoking and drinking beverages..

avoid stress.. have a balance diet and

exercise daily.... to ensure,. seek advice to

a doctor.

jul17 | Student

See your doctor for prescription....

hamscho | Student

There are some medication but they don't help to raise the sperm count. Firstly you have to look at your eating. You have to eat healthy food and much fruit and vegetables,because they have important vitamines like B12, vitamin c etc. .You need these vitamines and then you have a good chance to raise the count. Next thing is to do sport activities like jogging three times a week to relax ,because the sperm count could be influenced by stress.


ays | Student

You are going for the easy way out pal. What medicines can give you so can an appropriate diet. Try to go more for the greens (leafy), garlic and light food. Keep away from heavy food that weigh down your sstomach. Your pelvic are should be free from weight of obese stomach and penis free moving. So forget the boxer pants as well!

Thats why in the village men in Africa and Arabia are so virile. They dont wear anything under that kikoy or kanzu.

vjs | Student

Daily intake of honey in ur diet helps to increase the sperm count

lnj10 | Student

In cases where low sperm count is caused by high or low levels of certain hormones or problems with the way the body uses hormones, your doctor may recommend treatment with hormone replacement or medications that change hormone levels.

jeizen004 | Student

try to take tongkat ali..

mixxrx | Student

The only medication  i can think is Clomiphene/Clomid prescription only.