Asthenoteratozoospermia is the combination of asthenozoospermia (medical term for reduced  sperm motility) and teratozoospermia (abnormal shape and size. Its cause remains, in the majority of cases, unknown with a variety of factors to contribute to its pathogenesis. These cases can be effectively managed by using both medical and microsurgical ways depending upon the causative factor and with proper case selection

What causes Asthenospermia?

For the sperm to get through the cervical mucus to fertilize a woman’s egg, they need to have progressive motility.

Excessive stress, some health conditions like diabetes, hypothyroidism, obesity, and presence of varicocele, poor diet excessive heat smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, testicular cancer, infection genetic factors can lead to poor count and motility as well. However, the etiology of asthenozoospermia often remains unexplained.

Is Astheno Teratozoospermia  curable?

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A complete andrological work-up is indicated in order to elucidate its origin and define the best treatment option. Some lifestyle changes may help increase sperm motility for some men. Exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, limit cell phone exposure, reduce alcohol, and quit smoking. Some supplements may also help improve sperm motility. If the cause of the sperm mobility issue is a medical problem, such as low hormone levels or varicocele, medication such as follicle-stimulating hormone or human chorionic gonadotropin may help. In some cases, your doctor may recommend surgery. ​

Can you get pregnant with Teratozoospermia?

​Yes. However, having higher amounts of abnormally shaped sperm has been associated with infertility in some studies. Usually, higher numbers of abnormally shaped sperm are associated with other irregularities of the semen such as low sperm count or motility.

Can poor quality sperm fertilize egg?

It is well known that female fertility declines with age as a result of impaired egg quality. While healthier sperm ideally should fertilize an egg, sperm with damaged DNA can also fertilize — which may result in problems for the fertilized, developing egg.

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