Astheno Teratozoospermia

The chance of conception depends on the sperm count, morphology and motility. In this condition, there is poor sperm motility and abnormal morphology (shape) making the sperm unable to successfully fertilize an egg. This is a type of male infertility.

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I have asthenoteratozoospermia. Will I be able to become a father?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old married man. I had cryptorchidism, and so had removal of testes in childhood. Now I am married. And recently I had gone for semen analysis, which shows asthenoteratozoospermia, the sperm count of 20 millions and few pus cells. Will I be able to become a father or sho...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If both the testes were removed or a single one? Your sperm count is normal when it is more than 15 million, you have an infection, so do blood sugar PP and semen culture and sensitivity test. What is motility percentage? Meanwhile keep away from heat, chemical, and ...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with asthenozoospermia. Can I still become a father?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male married for five years. My wife and I are trying for a baby for the last two and a half years with no luck. My wife had gone for an HSG and other tests and her reports are all good. My semen analysis was fine too. We had gone for IUI thrice with no luck. Now, fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per your report, you have asthenoteratozoospermia. Also, your report shows pus cells. Now, I suggest the following. Get a semen culture done to rule out an infection in the semen which may ...  Read Full »

My husband behaves weirdly in the bedroom. What is wrong with him?

Query: Hello doctor,I got married six months ago. My husband behaves weirdly in the bedroom. And he is using psychiatric medicine. Those are Limbitrol, Flutop 60, Prolol TR 40, Ventab plus for three months, and Sildenafil too, but it is not effective. He keeps locking himself, avoids me, washes things repe...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your husband is suffering from some psychiatric illness, most probably an affective disorder. The semen analysis report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) suggests asthenospermia, that is, low sperm motility. But all these problems, including erectile ...  Read Full »

I have teratozoospermia. Could you please let me know if I should try for pregnancy or opt for other options like ICI or IVF?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been trying for pregnancy for the past six months. Recently I took my SA analysis and attached the report here. Observation shows teratozoospermia. Could you please let me know if I should try for pregnancy or opt for other options like ICI or IVF?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. The report (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity) shows you have asthenosphere-teratozoospermia and not just teratozoospermia. The counts are fine, and ejaculation is adequate, which indicate...  Read Full »

I have done a semen analysis and was diagnosed with astheno-teratozoospermia. Should I be worried?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a semen analysis and was diagnosed with asthenoteratozoospermia (low progressive motility). Is there anything to be worried about it? Other results look fine, but I am not a doctor to conclude it. I am attaching my report as well for you to review. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. I have checked your report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I can conclude from the reports that you have low progressive motility and zero normal sperm. All of the sperms are defective. The most common reason behind ...  Read Full »

I recovered from orchiepididymitis five years ago, and now my progressive motility value is 26 %. Should I be worried about my fertility?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 33-year-old male with general good health and not taking any medication. I suffered from unilateral orchiepydidimitis five years ago and fully recovered. I recently did a semen analysis where all the values were fine except progressive motility, which was 26 % (82% below the WHO ...  Read Full »

Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is nothing to worry about. The condition is termed asthenozoospermia (reduced sperm motility). The reference values for sperm analysis were changed multiple times. It is important to see the whole picture, and that looks fine. So, there is no reason for anxiety. ...  Read Full »

Can we get pregnant through an IVF procedure if I have oligoasthenoteratozoospermia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am attaching the test reports which my doctor had advised. Please have a look and let me know my condition.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to went through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and you have evident oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. This means low count, slow-moving and, higher immotile sperms, and also they are morphologically defective sperms. More than one million l...  Read Full »

Is it possible to be fertile with astheno-teratozoospermia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-years-old male with a height of 173 cm and a weight of 84.5 kgs. I am trying for a baby for the past nine months. I recently did sperm analysis, and the impression is astheno-teratozoospermia. Can you please confirm for me if I can become a father naturally or not? The test rep...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the report shared by you. Many things affect the fertility aspects of a couple. Firstly stay safe from COVID-19 and the related stress. Your report is good for the sperm count, but motilit...  Read Full »

Should we opt for IUI or IVF?

Query: Hi doctor, We have been trying to conceive for the past one year. But, we are failing due to thyroid and low motility sperm issue. We had a medical test and required your opinion on the report. Please suggest whether we can go IUI or IVF. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your semen analysis report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is evident that you have astheno-teratozoospermia with chronic bacterial infection and it is the reason for poor motility and increased pus cells. You should ideally be taking a cours...  Read Full »

Why did my sperm count not increase even after taken Vigour tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. It has been 11 years since I got married and have one daughter aged 9 years. My main concern is my wife is not getting pregnant. She is undergoing gynecology checkup. All her test reports are normal. I am much tensed at this moment. I think my sperm count is low and no...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The reality of conception really does not depend on the amount of sperm ejaculated or the viscosity much as much as it would depend on the sperm count, its morphology and its motility. The Vigour tablets used were probably to take care of your decreased libido...  Read Full »

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