What Common conditions that affect male infertility is teratospermia?
Did you go for a diagnosis for infertility and find out that you have Teratospermia? One of the common conditions that affect male infertility is teratospermia or teratozoospermia. In this condition, more than 4% of the sperm has abnormal morphology. Before looking at the symptoms, lets understand what a normal morphology is and an abnormal morphology is.
A normal sperm cell has an oval-shaped head, which contains the genetic information It also has a cap, a neck, a mid-piece, and a tail. The sperm cell of someone who has Teratospermia could have a defective head, no acrosome (cap), or problems with the neck, mid-section, and/or tail. Sometimes, the cell can have double heads or double tails.
Symptoms of Teratospermia
An abnormally-shaped sperm won't be able to transport through the cervix or won't be able to fertilise the egg, thereby causing difficulty in conception.
Causes of teratospermia
- Infections in the semen
- Problems with the testes
- High fever
- Smoking, drinking, and use of drugs
- Exposure to toxins
- Poor diet
- Exposure to heat (laptops, cell phones, saunas, etc.)
- Exposure to environmental factors (pesticides, heavy metals, etc.)
- Coeliac disease
- Hodgkin's disease
- Crohn's disease
If you have been diagnosed with teratospermia, you dont have to worry. Today, with the advancement of medical science there are many treatments available to treat this condition.