Asthenospermia mainly refers to low sperm volume, poor activity, or even no activity in men. At present, the disease is one of the main causes of male infertility or fertility decline. The chance of getting a woman pregnant before treatment is small, but it is not completely impossible to become pregnant. It also depends on the patient's etiology and severity of the illness.

Men with asthenospermia may have these changes.

Married more than two years, couples did not take any contraceptive measures, but healthy wives have not been pregnant, then need to consider whether men appear weak sperm or some problems.

Semen analysis showed that sperm forward movement (grade A and B) was less than 50% or sperm with grade A movement was less than 25% by more than three consecutive indicators. In contrast, sperm density and other parameters were average or basically normal, or sperm viability after ejaculation was less than 50%, reproductive tract infection could be found by laboratory or other auxiliary examinations, or there were other diseases affecting sperm viability.

Patients with asthenospermia generally have semen that does not liquefy, which will cause low motility of sperm, and semen volume is more turbid.

Some patients will also have soreness and weakness of the waist and knees, fear of cold, and some pain or dull pain in the lower abdomen and perineum. There may also be dizziness, tinnitus, insomnia, forgetfulness, and dry mouth symptoms.

Patients usually have viscous and yellow semen, sometimes with urethral burning, pudendal distension, pain, and discomfort, or ejaculatory pain. Severe patients also experience fear of sex.

If you have any of the above, you can check yourself.

Touch the scrotum. It should be noted if a large earthworm-like soft tortuous mass is found in the scrotum by gentle touch from top to bottom along the spermatic cord. This may be varicocele. It increases the testicular temperature. And stasis of venous blood affects testicular metabolism, interfering with spermatogenesis and decreasing semen quality.

Observe semen. Semen can partially reflect fertility. Normal semen is grayish-white or slightly yellow. If there is pink or red, it is bloody semen. Normal semen volume is from 2 to 6 ml. More than 7 ml is too much, resulting in low sperm density. Also, it can flow out of the female vagina, decreasing the total number of sperm. If the total semen volume is less than 2 ml or the semen volume is less than 1 ml, it is too small and easily leads to infertility.

Generally, semen will become liquid 15-30 minutes after ejaculation. If the morphology cannot be changed for more than 30 minutes, it is clinically called semen non-liquefaction, which is also the cause of infertility.

Asthenospermia requires aggressive intervention. If the patient finds a clear cause, causal treatment may be performed. If men have genital tract infections, such as prostatitis, seminal vesiculitis, orchitis, etc., anti-infective treatment should be given or traditional Chinese medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill should be selected to more effectively control inflammation and increase fertility. It works effectively and directly into the reproductive and urinary systems to completely clear up infections. If sex hormones are deficient, appropriate hormone supplementation should be given.

For more patients who cannot identify the cause, empirical treatment or symptomatic treatment strategies can be used for treatment, and the commonly used types of drugs include kidney-invigorating and seminal filling herbs, L-carnitines, zinc selenium, and antioxidant drugs.

Patients should refrain from entering these misunderstandings while treating asthenospermia.

Misunderstanding 1: impotence and premature ejaculation will cause asthenospermia

Generally, impotence and premature ejaculation are not associated with asthenospermia. Penile erection is the process by which blood fills the penis, and impotence occurs when there is a problem with this process. And its etiology includes neurological and vascular lesions caused by various causes.

For men of childbearing age, the most common cause is anxiety, sub-health, lifestyle, etc. Premature ejaculation is a disease that has little to do with testicular function. Therefore, impotence and premature ejaculation do not involve sperm production and maturation.

However, it is not excluded that endocrine causes, such as various sex hormone abnormalities, thyroid disease, etc., may cause some impotence. But at this time, impotence and abnormal sperm quality are caused by internal abnormalities, both of which are symptoms of endocrine diseases.

Misunderstanding 2: masturbation too frequently will cause asthenospermia

Masturbation is a way to achieve orgasm, and neither masturbation nor excessive sexual intercourse causes asthenospermia. In fact, sperm production by the testes continues and does not stop because there is no sexual intercourse or ejaculation. The resulting sperm is stored in the epididymis and vas deferens and can be excreted from the body during ejaculation.

Even if not excreted, stored sperm have a natural lifespan. As a result, sperm will continue to die and be absorbed by the epithelium of the epididymis so that the number of stored sperm will be relatively stable.

If you want to test sperm, it is recommended to abstain for 3-5 days before doing it because abstinence too long or too short will affect the indicators of semen tests. Sexual intercourse or masturbation does not cause asthenospermia, but it is well-understood that laboratory results show a decrease in sperm density.

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