What Causes Low Motility Sperm?

Can you improve sperm motility?

A study in infertile men showed that taking 1,000-mg vitamin C supplements twice a day for up to two months increased sperm motility by 92% and sperm count by more than 100%.

Taken together, these findings suggest that vitamin C may help improve fertility in infertile men suffering from oxidative stress.

What are the reasons for low sperm motility?

Various conditions affecting the testicles may cause poor sperm motility. The causes of low sperm motility vary, and many cases are unexplained.

Common causes of testicle damage include:

  • infection.
  • testicular cancer.
  • testicular surgery.
  • an issue a man is born with.
  • undescended testicles.
  • injury.

Can you get pregnant with low motility?

If the sperm is otherwise healthy, pregnancy with low sperm motility can occur. Using a reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination (IUI) can help increase the chance of pregnancy. This is because they bypass the need for the sperm to swim on their own.

Does abstinence affect sperm motility?

Effect of long abstinence periods on human sperm quality. RESULTS: Lengthy sexual abstinence was found to affect all semen characteristics. Semen volume and concentration and total sperm count showed significant increases, whereas motility and normal morphology decreased significantly with duration of abstinence.