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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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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 »

My semen volume has been reduced by masturbating. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male. Past one year, I noticed that my semen volume has reduced during masturbation to nearly 1.5 ml. Though I feel erection is good but not so strong as in the age of 40. I usually masturbate on alternate days. But to heal, I stopped masturbation nearly seven days a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. It is expected that the volume of ejaculate will decrease after the age of 40 years progressively and ideally should be measured after three days of abstinence. A volume of more than 2.5 ml is normal and your volume of about 2 ml at this age...  Read Full »

Please analyze my result and say can I father a child.

Query: Hello doctor, Please, can you help me to analyze this result. I need a specialist who can help me to investigate this result and can a person with such a result father a child? If no, what is the remedy or treatment for it?  Read Full »

Dr. Gajanan Shirpad Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The two semen analyses reports show entirely different semen characteristics (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The first report is entirely normal, and the person can father a child as long as his female partner is normal. The second report shows no spe...  Read Full »

Can my sperm count vary due to the Aswagandha tablets?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a semen analysis today, and the results showed severe oligospermia with the sperm concentration of 1 million per 1 mL. The total sample was 2 mL. I have had stomach issues for the past two days. I have passed stools three to four times over the past two days. I take Ashwaga...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I checked your report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The reports state that you have low sperm concentration. There are many reasons for low concentration. I have listed them below. Varicocele occurs due to the sw...  Read Full »

I have low sperm count. Can varicocelectomy be helpful?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with bilateral varicocele grade II and III. My urologist recommended microscopic varicocelectomy after reviewing my test results. I am 32 years old and all of my blood test results, including hormones were in the normal range. However, my semen analysis showed that t...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your semen concentration is very much within normal limits. You have not mentioned the morphology and motility in detail. As far as I know microsurgical varicocelectomy should be done only when two parameters are affected. Either the count and motility are low or count an...  Read Full »

Why do my testicles hurt if I do not ejaculate?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently I have noticed that at certain times when I am with my fiancee, I experience excessive semen leakage that leads to my testicles hurting very bad, and I also cannot urinate during this time. I would like to know what can be done to stop this, so anything will be appreciated. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is natural to have secretions when you are with your fiancee. It is nature's way to make good lubrication to avoid painful intercourse. Testicular heaviness is due to cremaster pulling them up if not excessive is natural. Unable to urinate is due to bladder neck clo...  Read Full »

I am worried about my husband's sperm count. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years and 11 months old, and my husband is 29 years and 11 months old. We got married six years ago and started trying to conceive five years ago. I have had blood work, urine tests, and a transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) done. All my reports are good, except my ultrasound shows a sm...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your health care provider. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Take healthy precautions and try to be consistent. Less than 15 million per ml and less than 39 million per ejaculate are considered abnormal. Continu...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old male with greenish colored semen after a staphylococcal infection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male and have undergone multiple tests and consulted with several doctors. For over two years now, my semen has been consistently green in color. The urine test always comes back normal, but the tests on my semen have shown the presence of Staphylococcus haemolyticus a...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the results provided by you and will help you to understand it better. Thanks for sharing the culture result (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The prostatic infection requires long-term antibiotics and a treatment course of four to six ...  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 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 clarify. Let me expl...  Read Full »

Will the D and C procedures reduce my chances of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having the problem of sperm leakage from my vagina immediately after sex for some time now. It comes out in loads which were not like that in years back just before I had a D and C three years back. I have been trying to get pregnant but to no avail and I suspect this coul...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fertilisation of ova requires a single sperm, and a normal male ejaculate contains millions of them. So sperm leakage should not be the only concern causing your subfertility. You need to go through some tests for you and your partner to rule out other causes as well. D...  Read Full »

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