Hyperspermia is a condition in which the amount of sperm released by a man is more than normal volume. Seman leaves the body through the penis when a person ejaculates during orgasm. This is a less common condition and not much research has been done in this area. This condition generally does not affect a man’s health but can sometimes lower his fertility.
Doctors don’t know exactly what causes Hyperspermia. Some researchers have theorized that it’s related to an infection in the prostate that causes inflammation. However, it is believed to be caused due to the following factors:
Use of steroids
Usage of pills to boost sexual performance
Consumption of highly fibrous and protein-rich-foods
Use of certain medications
The gap between sexual activity
The main symptom of Hyperspermia is producing a larger-than-normal amount of fluid during ejaculation. Following are the symptoms one must be aware of:
Pain during ejaculation
Delay in ejaculation
Fatigue or weakness post-intercourse
Yellow-colored sperm discharge
The stretchiness of the penis
High sexual derive
A person who has had Hyperspermia for their whole life may not notice that their semen volume is large. Others may notice an increase in their semen volume, which could be a sign to see a doctor for a diagnosis.
How does it affect fertility?
In some cases, Hyperspermia may cause low fertility. Some men who have a very high semen volume have less sperm than normal in the fluid they ejaculate. This makes the fluid more dilute. Low sperm count does not automatically make a person infertile, however. It is still possible for a person with Hyperspermia to conceive.
If your semen volume is high but you still have a normal sperm count, Hyperspermia shouldn’t affect your fertility. Its complication is that it has been linked with an increased risk of miscarriage.
If Hyperspermia is causing infertility issues, then one should approach for treatment. The treatment includes:
Medicines to increase the sperm count
Sperm retrieval technique
Use IVF or ICSI to achieve pregnancy
If you think you have Hyperspermia, consult a good doctor at the earliest.
Some medications, such as estrogen receptor blockers, may help improve sperm count. Medications such as clomiphene citrate (Clomid) stimulate hormone production in the brain, which can increase sperm production. However, this is an off-label use of the drug, as no reliable studies have yet demonstrated its effectiveness.
When should you see a doctor?
See a doctor if you’re worried that you produce too much semen, or if you’ve been trying to get your partner pregnant for at least one year without success. Your doctor will start by giving you a physical exam. Then you’ll have a test to check your sperm count and other measures of your fertility. These tests might include:
You’ll collect a semen sample for testing. To do this, you’ll either masturbate into a cup or pull out and ejaculate into a cup during sex. The sample will go to a lab, where a technician will check the number, movement, and quality of your sperm.
A blood test can be done to see if you’re making enough testosterone and other male hormones. Low testosterone can contribute to infertility.
You may need to have an ultrasound of your testicles or other parts of your reproductive system to look for problems that can contribute to infertility.
It is a rare condition and it does not affect a person’s health. If a person has concerns about their semen or sperm, they can speak to their doctor for testing and diagnosis.