What is hyperspermia?
Hyperspermia refers to a condition where a man’s semen production is higher than usual. Semen is the fluid that a man excretes during an orgasm. It also contains fluid from the prostate gland.
Hypospermia is a condition that causes a man to produce less semen than normal.
Hyperspermia can be quite rare. Hyperspermia is much more common than hypospermia. One study in India found that less than 4 % of men had high sperm volumes.
Hyperspermia does not affect a man’s health. It could affect his fertility.
What are the symptoms?
Hyperspermia manifests itself in the production of more fluid than usual during ejaculation.
This condition was defined as having a semen volume greater than 6.3 milliliters (.21-ounces). Others put it at 6.0 to 6.25 milliliters (.2 up to.22 ounces or more).
Hyperspermia can make it more difficult for men with hyperspermia to get their partners pregnant. If their partner becomes pregnant, there is a slight increase in the chance that she will miscarry.
Hyperspermia can lead to a greater sex drive in men than those without it.
What does it mean for fertility?
Hyperspermia can impact a man’s fertility, but it isn’t always. Men with a high semen volume may have less sperm in their ejaculate fluid than usual. This causes the fluid to be more dilute.
A low level of sperm count will reduce your chances of fertilizing one of your partner’s eggs. It is possible to get your partner pregnant, but it might take longer than normal.
Hyperspermia is a condition that causes a high semen volume but does not affect fertility.
Do you have any other problems?
Hyperspermia has been linked to a higher risk of miscarriages.
What is the cause of this condition?
Hyperspermia is not something doctors know about. Some researchers believe it may be related to inflammation in the prostate.
When is it advisable to see a doctor?
If you are concerned about your fertility or have been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for more than a year, you should consult a doctor.
The first thing your doctor will do is perform a physical exam. Next, your doctor will perform tests to determine your sperm count as well as other fertility measures. These tests could include:
- Analysis of the sexes. Who will collect a sample of semen for your testing? You can either masturbate in a cup or pull out and ejaculate in a cup during sex. Who will send the sample to a laboratory where a technician will examine it for quality and movement.
- Hormone testing. A blood test can be performed to determine if your body produces enough testosterone and other male hormones. These factors can cause low testosterone fertility.
- Image. To rule out infertility, you may need an ultrasound of your testicles and other parts of the reproductive system.
Can it be treated?
Hyperspermia doesn’t have to be treated. Who can use treatments if hyperspermia is affecting your ability for your partner to conceive?
A fertility specialist can prescribe medicine to increase your sperm count. Your doctor may also use a technique called Sperm Retrieval to extract sperm from your reproductive system.
After the sperm has been removed, it is possible to inject the sperm directly into your partner’s eggs during intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). To grow, the fertilized embryo can be placed in your partner’s place.
What can you expect?
Hyperspermia can be rare and often does not affect fertility or health. If a man has difficulty getting his partner pregnant, sperm retrieval using IVF or ICSI may increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.