Low sperm count?

I have a low sperm count 5% motility. My wife is fine but 40 year old. What, if anything, can we do?

Our Expert's Answer

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection) would be the most appropriate treatment for you. However, it is important to bear in mind that female age will affect the chance of success.  In a patient aged 40 you would expect at pregnancy rate of around 10% for a cycle of ICSI.