What is Hypospermia?

Hypospermia is the medical term when a man has an unusually low ejaculate (or semen) volume, less than 1.5 ml. It is the logical opposite of Hyperspermia. It should not be confused with Oligospermia, which means low sperm count.

Normal ejaculate when a man is not drained from prior sex and is suitably aroused, is around 1–5.6 ml, although this varies greatly with mood, physical condition and sexual activity. Of this, around 1% by volume is sperm cells. Hypospermia would only usually be a factor in infertility if the two conditions (hypospermia and oligospermia) are combined. The U.S. based National Institutes of Health defines hypospermia as a semen volume lower than 2 mL on at least two semen analyses.

Questions and answers on "Hypospermia"

Hi ,
IUI has not been successful . My HSG , ovaries, Ovulation is Normal . No cysts or fibroids.
My husband's semen analysis for IUI is...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Low volume

Detailed Answer:

I understand your concerns.

Sperm volume is less than 1.5 ml. This means hypospermia.

As long as...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Why low sperm volume during sex and what in the solution?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
provide more details, following are general causes

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us.

Low sperm volume can be...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I m a 16-year-old male. Will turn 17 this June. I masturbate about 3-4 times a day. I started masturbating when i was 12 or 13. Initially, the...

doctor1 MD

After going through your history I am of the opinion that you do not seem to have any problem. When anyone masturbate very frequently the...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on Hypospermia

Ask Question
Doctor Image

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Lab Tests
Related Procedures
Related Medical Topics