Semen Analysis

Test performed to see the concentration, motility, and morphology of sperm in a man's semen is called semen analysis. In this test, they also check the pH level of the semen, the fructose level in it, and the time taken for the thick white semen to turn liquid (liquefaction time).

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Can chlamydia infection cause permanent problems in male fertility?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. Earlier this year, I had chlamydia infection for about four months. I have been clear of the infection since about seven months. Now, my partner and I are trying to conceive. I had a semen analysis and the results were not great. The worst part is the morpholog...  Read Full »

Dr. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chlamydia is one of the major reasons for this situation along with other factors like smoking, and alcohol. Complete the course of antibiotics given by your doctor to improve your semen. Also quit smoking, and alcohol consumption if you are taking.Yes, there are goo...  Read Full »

Can you help me plan my pregnancy when my menstrual cycle is regular?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to get pregnant this year. I have a 28-day cycle. My last period was on the 12th of this month. So, can you tell me what I can do to get pregnant easily and quickly?  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pregnancy is a natural process. So, do not get tensed about it. Since how long have you been trying? If it has been more than 18 months, please get your partner's semen analysis done after three days of abstinence from sex. You can get a tubal patency test done. Sinc...  Read Full »

What does my semen analysis that shows low sperm motility and morphological defects mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. Two months back, I visited a urologist for sexual problems like low libido, a hollow feeling in the penis, and a relatively weak erection. I was suggested to get tests done to determine LH, FSH, estradiol, testosterone levels, and semen analysis. My LH level is 10, t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. You have acceptable levels of LH (luteinizing hormone) and testosterone, and there are no implications for your health with these levels. However, I suggest you to repeat the test after fasting for eight hours. I h...  Read Full »

How to plan for my pregnancy after taking Humog injection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female, and I am trying to conceive for the last 1.5 years. My husband works for a month in another country and has 15 days of leave. So, when he goes to work, I do not accompany him. We have tried conceiving many times, but we did not have any luck. My menstrual cyc...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? Let me start on a positive note that, you are at the right age for pregnancy (19 to 35 years), so never lose hope. You need to improve your health first. Your BMI is 14, and your expected weight is 55 to 59 kg. I will not ask you to start eating a ...  Read Full »

Can you suggest to us ways to get pregnant while having a semen infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old male, and my wife is 26 years. We have been trying to have a baby for the past seven years. I had a sperm analysis in 2011. My count was 68 m, all the parameters were good except the presence of Proteus spp. bacteria. The doctor injected me with gentamycin once, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me start on a positive note by saying that she stands a very good chance of pregnancy, but there are some small issues in your infertility treatment which I will try to cl...  Read Full »

I am a 27-year-old male and underwent a semen culture test. What do my test reports suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a height of 5 feet 7 inches and a weight of 67 kgs. My wife and I do not have any sex-related problems. We had sexual intercourse from the 10th to the 25th day of the menstrual cycle. I do not have any erection-related problems. My wife is currently taking ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your semen report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) is normal, but you have an infection in your semen. You can undergo a semen culture and sensitivity test so that I can suggest appropriate antibiotics. The normal sperm count should be more than...  Read Full »

I have low levels of semen when I masturbate. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male that recently has had low levels of semen when I masturbate. However, there is no pain or swelling. I had gone to urgent care, and they told me I needed an ultrasound to make sure everything was clear. Is this normal in men? How can I fix it? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The average semen volume is more than 1.5 ml (after 48 hours of abstaining). However, total volume can vary according to the frequency of masturbation. So if you are masturbating at a higher rate exceeding the production rate, then the volume might be low. If you want ...  Read Full »

I have a very low sperm count and semen infection. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been trying for a baby for the last five months, and I was not getting any results. So, I took a semen test today, and I have attached my report. I would like to get your consultation on the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have checked your report (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), and it shows a very low sperm level. Therefore, you need to plan for an investigation to know what is causing this. Investigations include ultrasound o...  Read Full »

The recent semen analysis report shows low motility and low morphology. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, Hope you are doing well. I have been married for eight months now, and to date, my wife did not get pregnant. My wife has PCOS. I tested for the following four months before marriage, and semen analysis came normal. One month before the wedding, I tested again, and the semen analysis c...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may happen if you took any medicine between the third and fourth semen analysis test, or you might have had any illness or stress. To improve your fertility, you should take more fruits and vegetables, cut down on smoking and alcohol, stay away from heat and chem...  Read Full »

Why is my semen transparent?

Query: Hi,  I am a 17 year old boy. I have been masturbating for the past 4 years.  My semen is transparent in color. Does that mean I am sterile and I cannot have a baby in future?   Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to  Masturbation is a healthy habit only until you are not addicted to it. Masturbating 2-3 times a week is normal. This habit of yours is not related to the color of the seminal fluid. A transparent semen does not mean that th...  Read Full »

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