Hyperspermia and fertility: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Hyperspermia and Fertility

“Hyperspermia,” so what do you understand by the term? It is a rare condition in which a male individual may tend to produce a larger volume of semen than normal. The side effects of this condition can be both a cause and a consequence of fertility issues.
What’s interesting, though, is that Temporary Hyperspermia is pretty common in men, especially during a period of inactivity. However, the semen volume gradually tends to recover to a level within the normal sperm count to get pregnant.

Have you ever checked how much semen you produce in a single ejaculation? As said by the doctors, the standard count for men with hyperspermia is more than 5.5 millilitres (ml) in each ejaculation; however, some set the upper limit at 6 ml. Although the term “hyperspermia” suggests too much sperm production, this is not usually the case. The body may be producing more of the other fluids that make up semen, which generally explains the rise in semen volume.

What are Hyperspermia’s Symptoms?

What are Hyperspermia's Symptoms?

Let’s take a look at signs or symptoms when experiencing hyperspermia:

Dizziness and Weakness:

Patients may experience weakness or dizziness because they ejaculate in a longer time than what is considered normal.

Pain after ejaculation:

Men with hyperspermia have difficulty ejaculating because the volume of semen is thick or concentrated

High sex drive:

Men with hyperspermia may have higher sex drive than usual

Breathlessness:

Men with Hyperspermia may have problems breathing after ejaculating for a while

Sperm colour:

Men with hyperspermia may discharge sperm that is yellow or off-white

Erectile dysfunction or impotence:

Over time, people with hyperspermia may experience difficulty with erections and male infertility

The stretchiness of penis:

The tightness or stretchiness of the penis during or after ejaculating is another symptom that patients with this illness may encounter

Hyperspermia – Low sperm volume and fertility

Hyperspermia - Low sperm volume and fertility

Hyperspermia may occasionally result in decreased fertility. As the additional fluid in the semen dilutes the levels, some individuals with high semen volumes may actually have less sperm than usual in their ejaculate. Male fertility is adversely impacted by this dilution.

However, having a low sperm count does not always mean infertility, and a person with hyperspermia can nonetheless conceive. The fertility of those with hyperspermia who have normal to high sperm counts in their ejaculate is usually unaffected.

Can IVF work with minimum sperm motility?

IVF involves taking an egg out of the woman’s ovaries and fertilising it with the sperm in a lab. Returning the fertilised egg to the woman’s womb allows it to continue to grow and develop.

  • If a semen analysis reveals a very low concentration of normal sperm, IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) is recommended, as the chances of success are much better than IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) or timed intercourse
  • Through IVF, the sperm with weak motility has better chances of fertilising the eggs. The lab-controlled process of fertilisation is made possible by putting the sperm and egg in close proximity in a petri dish so that the poorly motile sperm do not have to travel far to reach the egg.

Treatment for Hyperspermia

Treatment for Hypersermia

Treatment for hyperspermia is not necessary unless the individual is uncomfortable with the amount of semen being released or if you have been trying to conceive and failing.

The following fertility treatments are suggested to individuals with low fertility and hyperspermia:

  • Fertility-enhancing medications
  • ART10 (Assisted Reproductive therapy)
  • Lifestyle changes, such as cutting back on medications like cigarettes, alcohol, and painkillers that are known to reduce sperm counts

Conclusion

Hyperspermia, characterized by an excessive volume of semen during ejaculation, can be a contributing factor to male fertility issues. While hyperspermia alone does not necessarily indicate infertility, it is important to seek medical advice if conception proves challenging under this condition.

Once the underlying cause of hyperspermia has been identified, appropriate treatment options can be explored to address the condition and any associated fertility concerns. With advancements in medical science and assisted reproductive techniques, individuals and couples affected by hyperspermia can still conceive quickly and easily

FAQ’S

Q1. Can I get pregnant with low-motility sperm?
A1. A low sperm count, also called oligozoospermia, is where a man has fewer than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen. Having a low sperm count can make it more difficult to conceive naturally, although successful pregnancies can still occur.

Q2. What happens if you have too much sperm?
A2. Hyperspermia is a relatively rare condition compared with other issues that affect sperm. It does not cause any physical changes or health conditions. However, it may reduce fertility. Anyone worried about their sperm production should see a doctor for testing.

Q3. What are the treatment options for hyperspermia?
A3. The treatment options for hyperspermia may vary depending on the severity and underlying causes. Lifestyle modifications are often recommended, such as maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, and avoiding excessive alcohol and drug use. These changes can help promote overall reproductive health. In some cases, medications may be prescribed to regulate semen volume and improve sperm quality. In more severe cases or when other fertility issues are present, assisted reproductive techniques like intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be suggested to optimize fertility outcomes.

Q4. Can hyperspermia be reversed or cured?
A4. Hyperspermia is a condition that can be managed, but it may not necessarily be “cured” as it is primarily a result of individual factors and biology. With appropriate treatment and lifestyle adjustments, it is possible to regulate semen volume and improve overall reproductive health. The goal of treatment is to optimize fertility outcomes rather than completely reversing the condition.

Q5. Is hyperspermia a common condition?
A5. Hyperspermia is relatively rare compared to other reproductive health conditions. It is important to note that semen volume can vary among individuals, and what may be considered excessive for one person may be normal for another. If you have concerns about your semen volume or fertility, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate guidance.

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Dr. Shweta Goswami
Dr. Shweta Goswami
Dr. Shweta Goswami, MBBS from MAMC, MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Fellowship in IVF & Reproductive Medicine, is a renowned IVF specialist in Delhi with 20+ years of experience. She specializes in various fields of reproductive medicine, including IVF, ICSI, donor egg surrogacy, and laparoscopy. Dr. Shweta approaches infertility treatment through technology innovation and a professional clinical approach. Book an Appointment View Details

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