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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I ejaculate within few seconds during intercourse. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, We are planning for a baby. For the last six months, during intercourse I feel highly excited and discharge within a few seconds. My sperm count is also less 25 million per mL. I am taking Addyzoa and Ubinext for infertility. Please suggest me some medicine to increase my time of pleasure...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope that you are taking present treatment after evaluation by an andrologist or urologist. If not, then please consult an andrologist or urologist. Sperm count of 25 million is normal, but I need to know about motility and morphology. Please send me your semen analysis...  Read Full »

After I started trying for pregnancy, my menstrual cycle has become long. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female, and we are trying to conceive from the last six months, but so far no luck. But, I have noticed a change in my menstrual cycle, it used to be very regular and last for 28 days. But, since we started trying for a baby, my menstrual cycle has gotten longer (35 to...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start on a positive note, a young lady of 25 years, whose gynecologist says there is no problem, means she has very high chances of pregnancy. The right time for pregnancy is from 19 to 35 years. Kindly see if the following checklist of investigations has been done...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest whether I have any issues with my semen report.

Query: Hi doctor, My semen result is as follows. Volume 2 mL, pearly white in color and viscous, 30 minutes liquefaction time, 20 millions/mL sperm count, 20% motility, normal morphology 30% and abnormal morphology 15%. Is there any issue with my semen report? Is there any abnormality that will lead to pro...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The semen volume, sperm concentration and liquefaction time are in normal range. Morphology is also normal. The main area that needs attention is motility, which is lower than normal. Since the concentration is good, that should not cause...  Read Full »

I am trying to get pregnant for two years. How to achieve it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been trying to conceive for about 2 years now. My prolactin is 31.8 ng/mL, progesterone is 4.1ng/mL, not opacified left fallopian tube and no free peritoneal spillage of contrast noted. My partner has varicocele. I had a shot of progesterone. Please provide some advice on how we ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is evident from HSG (hysterosalpingogram) that you have a left tubal block and only the right tube is patent. Secondly, considering that your partner has varicocele, it is important to get his semen analysis done to check for sperm count and quality if it is adeq...  Read Full »

I had an attack of orchitis in my right testis. Please say whether I am fertile.

Query: Hi doctor,I had an attack of orchitis in my right testis. I have undergone a scan due to pain. It showed right epididymo-orchitis, and my sperm count is 59 million and 60% actively motile. Please tell me whether I am fertile enough or not. My affected testis size is small, and I am mentally getting...  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the photos and history (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you are suffering from right epididymo-orchitis. Semen analysis is just below normal limits for total counts, and the motility appears normal. Other parameters are within normal limits. There is...  Read Full »

Can you conceive without motile sperm?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 31-year-old male and who is 74 kg by weight. I have attached the semen analysis report, and please tell me what to do. I am trying for a baby, but it is not going as I expected.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The good news that counts is the motility of the sperms are normal (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), but you have agglutination positive, which means that the sperms stick together, and this causes issues with fertility. One cause is the immune ...  Read Full »

Why does my semen look greenish?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past few weeks, I noticed I have been ejaculating greenish semen. I have a stinging feeling on the head of my penis. I have tested negative for urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted diseases, and prostate infections twice now. I have an issue with getting an appointmen...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description you gave is associated with chronic prostatitis, and it is usually required proper diagnosis for the bacteria causing it to provide appropriate treatment. For diagnosis, you need semen for culture to decide on antibiotics as treatment. The most common...  Read Full »

My doctor prescribed Folic acid, Glycomet, and Oosure for delayed periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I am trying to conceive for the past one year. Four months back, my period was delayed for 12 days, and so I got a consultation. My doctor advised me to take Folic acid, Oosure and Glycomet without any medical test like an ultrasound, etc. She told to contin...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor started medicine on the basis of your delayed periods and considering it as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). That is why Glycomet (Metformin) and Oosure. You must get yourself investigated and confirm the reason for delay. As for now since 13 days are over,...  Read Full »

Can testicles injury result in low testosterone levels?

Query: Hi doctor,Two months ago, I had a hit on my testicles. For first one week, I suffered with pain in the testes during erection. My erection improved after two weeks. But, in general, my erection is slightly weak. I have had a scan done and the doctor said that I have a swollen blood vessel. But, he d...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please relax and do not worry. I think you are suffering from varicocele, dilated veins of testis. This will not be caused by trauma. A long term untreated varicocele can cause changes in your sperm parameters such as sperm count, motility, etc. Your weak erection prob...  Read Full »

How does low linear progression in sperm analysis affect fertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been married for a couple of months but unable to conceive a child. I have done a semen analysis test recently. I want to get the opinion of an andrologist over this report and discuss the treatment. I have got treated for varicocele ten years back.  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sending your lab result (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can genuinely understand that you are worried because it is such a sensitive topic. I went through the results very carefully, and it does not look too bad. The morphology is fine,...  Read Full »

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