Hyperspermia is a condition in which a man produces a larger than normal volume of semen. Learn more about hyperspermia symptoms & treatment at Indira IVF.
Hyperspermia is a rare health condition affecting just about 4 per cent of men in India. Men affected by Hyperspermia release an abnormally high amount of semen at the time of ejaculation. Normally, only 2ml to 6ml of semen is let out from the body per ejaculation. But in men with hyperspermia, the total quantity of fluid released exceeds 6ml (generally, 6ml to 6.5ml per ejaculation).
Many a time, men with hyperspermia may not be aware of their condition. The good news is that it is not a life-threatening health issue that requires immediate medical attention. You can seek help if this problem is affecting your fertility and causing a delay in achieving your parenthood dream. For this, let us understand hyperspermia causes and symptoms.
Hyperspermia is difficult to be diagnosed without proper medical testing. Men who have had this condition all their lives may not notice or pay attention to the symptoms of hyperspermia as they may assume it to be completely normal. It is more evident in those who experience a sudden increase in the volume of the semen ejaculated. Though there are no specific physical symptoms of this problem, it is better to get yourself checked if you experience any of these below-mentioned signs:
- Feeling lightheaded after sexual intercourse
- Releasing yellow-colored semen
- Extreme tiredness after sexual activities
- Painful ejaculation
- Higher sexual drive
- Delay in ejaculation
Some other symptoms can also include, noticing a larger quantity of semen discharge during orgasm, difficulty in impregnating the female partner, increased risk of miscarriage after conception, etc. If you notice any such hyperspermia symptoms, then consult your doctor immediately.
Not everyone with hyperspermia is affected by infertility issues. In some instances, men with this condition may require no treatment and can easily step into parenthood. Let us understand what the deciding parameter is.
Semen is a combination of several components like semen (that is released by a male’s testicles) and other fluids (secreted through the prostate gland, seminal vesicles). These fluids need to be sufficient so that the sperm can easily swim and reach the eggs in the female’s fallopian tube for fertilization.
In some cases of hyperspermia, the number of sperms in the semen is very less, whereas the quantity of the other fluid is high. This makes the composition extremely diluted and can cause infertility problems. This is how hyperspermia (a very large amount of semen released during an ejaculate) affects a man’s fertility.
But there are also instances where, despite hyperspermia, a man’s fertility rate remains unaffected. This is because the number of sperm in their ejaculate is very high. As a higher production of semen is caused due to an increase in the number of sperms, it does not create any infertility issues.
There is no clear conclusion on what can cause hyperspermia in men. At times, an increase in semen ejaculation can be temporary. If it gets back to normal on its own, then it is not a concern. Some of the speculated causes of hyperspermia are:
- Having sexual intercourse after a long period of abstinence
- Consuming certain herbs or supplements to boost sexual organs
- Certain lifestyle habits
- Inflammation due to infection in the prostate gland
- Impact of some medications or steroids
- Eating a lot of fibre-rich products, high proteins or nutrients
A high semen volume or hyperspermia may require treatment if it is affecting your fertility rate. To identify this problem, one can undergo several diagnostic tests:
This is the primary investigative method followed by any doctor when testing someone for hyperspermia. If the doctor spots any abnormalities in the reproductive tract, then they may advise them to undergo any other specific tests.
One of the causes of male infertility problems is low testosterone levels in the body. Through a blood/hormone test, a doctor will try to find out if there is any abnormality in the level/quantity of the male hormones is normal.
If no clear conclusion is drawn through a physical examination procedure, then a doctor may recommend an imaging test or ultrasound procedure to study the structure of the testicles and other parts of the male reproductive system. This can help them find the cause of infertility.
A semen analysis test can help with an in-depth investigation of several factors such as sperm count, sperm motility, quality, etc. For this, the person will have to submit a semen sample at the medical clinic.
Once the doctor has conducted all the required tests, they will be able to decide on the most suitable line of treatment for you. Some of the common remedies for hyperspermia include –
In some cases, doctors may prescribe medications like estrogen receptor blockers to the patients. This can help with increasing sperm count and improve the chances of fertility.
Surgical procedures like the sperm retrieval technique can be helpful to remove the sperm directly from the reproductive tract of the male and use it for further fertility treatment.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures like IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) and ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) can help men with hyperspermia to overcome their infertility problems. In IVF, the sperm and egg are collected and made to fertilize in a laboratory setup. Then the embryo is transferred to the female’s uterus for implantation. This procedure is highly helpful when the sperm count is very low. ICSI is an advanced procedure, where healthy sperm is directly injected into the egg for fertilization. This is one step ahead of IVF with a higher rate of fertility and better-quality embryo formation.
Hypospermia and hyperspermia are opposite health conditions. In hypospermia, the volume of semen ejaculated is abnormally low (below 1.5ml), whereas, in hyperspermia, the ejaculated volume is more than normal (above 6ml).
No, not all men with hyperspermia face infertility issues. Also, with the right treatment men who are facing delays in parenthood due to this problem can get help.
If you suffer from hyperthermia, you can start your treatment by booking a free consultation at any of our 115+ IVF centres. Our IVF specialists will conduct diagnostic tests and recommend the best fertility treatment for you.
Hyperspermia does not mean high sperm production. It means an excessive production of semen (discharge that carries the sperm and other seminal fluid) at the time of ejaculation. Men with hyperspermia may or may not have a high sperm count.
If you notice a sudden increase in the volume of semen ejaculated, are not able to impregnate your partner despite trying for more than a year or are facing recurring cases of miscarriages, then it is time to consult a doctor.
With Indira IVF, you are just a call away from getting in touch with 250+ fertility experts and world-class ART treatment. Book a free consultation at any of our 115+ IVF centres today. Call: 18003092323.
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