Semen Hyperviscosity

Dr. Arun Kumar

Coagulation and high viscosity are terms that align themselves towards the positive side of the spectrum. But semen hyper-viscosity is very problematic as it can even cause infertility in men.
 
Patients with an enormous viscosity of semen have decreased fertility as spermatozoa get trapped to form a coagulated fluid.
Semen contains the required protein substance to fertilize the egg and enable embryo formation. Hyper-viscous semen makes it a tough environment for the sperm and restricts its movement. This reduction in the motility of the sperm makes it hard for it to fertilize the ovum.
Sperm viscosity affects sperm fusion in many ways.
  • It reduces the chance of sperm motility reaching the oocytes.
  • It paves the way to a reduced sperm count.
  • It prevents the entry of the sperm into the cervical mucous membrane and affects the chromatin stability in sperms.
  • It decreases the rate of fertilization, conception, and fetal development.
Causes
  • Genital Tract and prostate infection.
  • Absence of seminal vesicles.
  • Environmental factors.
  • Dehydration.
Treatment
With medical advancements, several approaches have been made possible to treat hyper-viscous semen in clinical and other non-invasive practices. Some of them include the use of
  • Mucolytic enzymes,
  • Hypodermic needles, antibiotics, and
  • Anti-inflammatory agents.
Awareness remains the greatest of all the problems that hinder the treatments and improve fertility rates.
A4 offers treatment with counselling to improve the physical and mental well-being of infertile males who have lost their happiness.
 
 
 
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