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What You Should Know About Hyperspermia




What is hyperspermia?

Hyperspermia is a condition in which a man produces more semen than the normal volume. Semen is the fluid a man ejaculates during orgasm. It contains semen along with fluid from the prostate gland.

This is the opposite of hypospermia, in which a man produces less semen than normal.

Hyperspermia is relatively rare. It is much less common than hypospermia. In a study conducted in India, less than 4 percent of men had high semen volume.

Having hyperspermia does not adversely affect a man’s health. However, it can reduce your fertility.

What are the symptoms?

The main symptom of hyperspermia is producing a larger than normal amount of fluid during ejaculation.

One study identified this condition as having a semen volume of more than 6.3 milliliters (.21 ounces). Other researchers put it in a range of 6.0 to 6.5 milliliters (.2 to .22 ounces) or higher.

Men with hyperspermia may have more problems getting their partners pregnant. If their partner becomes pregnant, the risk of miscarriage increases slightly.

Some men with hyperspermia have a higher sex drive than men without the condition.

How does it affect fertility?

Hyperspermia can affect a man’s fertility, but this is not always the case. Some men with very high semen volume have less sperm than normal in the fluid they ejaculate. This makes the liquid more dilute.

Having a low sperm count makes it less likely that you will be able to fertilize one of your partner’s eggs. You can still get your partner pregnant, but it may take longer than usual.

If your semen volume is high but you still have a normal sperm count, hyperspermia should not affect your fertility.

Are there any other complications?

Hyperspermia has also been associated with an increased risk of miscarriage.

What causes this situation?

Doctors don’t know exactly what causes hyperspermia. Some researchers have theorized that it is related to an infection that causes inflammation in the prostate.

When should you see a doctor?

If you are worried that you are producing too much semen or have been trying to get your partner pregnant for at least a year, see a doctor.

Your doctor will start by doing a physical exam. Next, you’ll have tests to check your sperm count and other measures of your fertility. These tests may include:

  • Semen analysis. You will receive a semen sample for testing. To do this, you will either masturbate into a glass or pull it off during sex and cum into a glass. The sample will go to a lab where a technician will check the number (count), movement, and quality of your sperm.
  • Hormone tests. A blood test may be done to see if you are producing enough testosterone and other male hormones. Low testosterone can contribute to infertility.
  • Imaging. You may need an ultrasound of your testicles or other parts of your reproductive system to look for problems that may contribute to infertility.

Can it be cured?

You do not need to treat hyperspermia. However, treatments can increase your chances of getting pregnant if it affects your ability to get your partner pregnant.

A fertility specialist may prescribe medication to increase your sperm count. Or your doctor may use a technique called sperm retrieval to pull sperm from your reproductive system.

After sperm removal, it can be injected directly into your partner’s egg during in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The fertilized embryo is then placed in your partner’s womb for growth.

What to expect

Hyperspermia is rare and generally does not have any effect on a man’s health or fertility. In men who have difficulty conceiving their partner, sperm intake by IVF or ICSI can increase the likelihood of a successful pregnancy.

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