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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How long should I wait before terminating the pregnancy for a blighted ovum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 7 weeks pregnant according to my last LMP. I got a scan on the sixth of this month, which showed 5 weeks and 5 days pregnancy, gestational sac 8.5mm, no fetus pole, and yolk sac. My doctor said we will repeat the scan after a week and will terminate the pregnancy. This is my second...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I am sorry for the previous loss. This time again it does not look very promising. Usually, by six weeks of pregnancy, fetal heart beat should be seen on the scan. Either the baby is not yet 6 weeks, so what the doctor said is right, you wait for a week...  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 icliniq.com. 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. Since...  Read Full »

I am trying to have a baby. What can I do to increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I have been trying for a baby for the past three months. Regarding my semen count, I have a few doubts. I do like to know if it is normal. If not, then how to improve it? After abstaining for one week, the semen sample was given. The result showed grayish white, alkali...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your semen analysis shows lots of dead sperm with low sperm count. It could be due to high blood sugars or some other pathology and that needs to be investigated. Please get the following tests done. TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). 3 hours glucose tolerance test needs...  Read Full »

Would you please interpret the results of my semen analysis?

Query: Hello doctor, Please find my semen analysis results attached. Are there any abnormalities? And, if so, what is the treatment to be done?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The semen count is normal, but the motility is decreased. Motility can be decreased in an infection or if there is a deficiency o...  Read Full »

I am going to get married in two months. How to improve sperm quality and count?

Query: Hello doctor, I am going to get married in two months. Kindly tell me how to improve sperm quality and sperm count. What diet should be incorporated? What precautions are to be taken? Are there any lifestyle changes to be made? What kind of exercises should be done for this? I am a vegetarian. I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for asking. Have you got your semen analysis done? Why do you want to take medicines for that? Diet rich in protein and complex carbohydrates and low in saturated fats helps to boost semen quality. Take a diet rich in herbal things like f...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of Klinefelter syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old, who weighs 95 kg, and I am obese. I have small testicles and penis. My testosterone level is 7.8. The test was done at 9 AM. I have very less body hair, little hair on my legs, and a lot of pubic hair. I have less beard growth and no hair in the armpits. I am con...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw your detailed reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and from the history that you mentioned, it does seem that you might be possibly having Klinefelter syndrome but, there are some tests which are not confirming your di...  Read Full »

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 »

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