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 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 e...  Read Full »

Why is my semen yellow?

Query: Hello doctor, My semen appears yellow on toilet paper, but white on the skin. I even tested the color on a plastic object such as a white plastic fork. It still appears yellow. I have this problem for more than five years, but I have no other symptoms. Please see the pictures and let me know if this...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and your semen looks absolutely normal.Get the following tests done to rule out infection:Semen analysis. Semen culture and sensitivity.You do not require any medications at pr...  Read Full »

What are the chances of HIV transmission through oral sex?

Query: Hi doctor, 27 days ago I had protected sex with a girl, whom I knew only for 5 days and it was the first time. Also, we had oral sex also. During oral sex, I had no protection. Next day I started having pain on my testicles and my stomach. I was feeling weak the whole time, and after a week I gave ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequency of sex has nothing to do with E. coli bacteria (Escherichia coli). Prostatitis is very resistant to treat, so it is not necessary that if you have taken treatment, it will not recur. Sometimes, you have to take 4 to 6 months of treatment for prostatitis. This ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

What does my semen analysis report suggest about my sperm health?

Query: Hello doctor,This is the first time I have undergone a semen analysis, and these are my findings: Viscosity - Normal. Motility: 100 % immotile. Morphology: 1 % normal, 40 % abnormal heads, 28 % abnormal midpieces, and 31 % abnormal principle pieces. Pus cells - 5 to 7/hpf. Red blood cells 2 to 3...  Read Full »


Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports. We need some more details to help you more. Please answer the following: After how many days of abstinence did you take semen count? Did you take semen at a laboratory or at home? What are your fasting and post-prandial blood sugar...  Read Full »

Attaching ultrasound and semen analysis report. Is my report may cause infertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from varicocele. I am attaching my ultrasound and semen analysis report. Please clarify me if it is infertility. Can I join the gym? I love to exercise. I feel no pain and all my body functions are good. I have varicocele for almost five years now. I am not on any medicatio...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports are not suggestive of infertility (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a good sperm count with good progressive motility. Generally, sperm count less than 20 million is an indicative of infertility. You can join a gym and can do exerc...  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 came...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 chemica...  Read Full »

Can masturbation cause epididymitis?

Query: Hello doctor,I had epididymitis twice two years ago. I was given antibiotics both the times. The swelling went but the testicle (epididymis pain) remained. I was given more antibiotics over the next few months to no effect. I went to a urologist 12 months later and was diagnosed with prostatitis upo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, it does not look like prostatitis. I think you may be suffering from chronic epididymitis. There are many causes for chronic epididymitis like post-acute epididymitis, vas obstruction, drug-induced like Amiodarone, Tuberculous epididymitis, ...  Read Full »

My wife and I are trying hard to conceive a baby but no results. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I got married four months ago. My wife and I are of the same age 26. We both are really trying hard to conceive a baby, but it is not happening. Even though my wife says that the penis goes like 40 % into her but I feel it is full. Even the sperm goes into her every day, but no results yet...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. The successful conception is dependent primarily on two factors:1. The female has regular periods.2. The male has a normal semen analysis and good erection. Before proceeding to advanced staging you have to confirm to me that your wife ha...  Read Full »

My sperm has become yellowish gray. What antibiotic can I use?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year old man with a weight of 60 kg. I noticed for about a month now that my sperm has become yellowish gray. So, I recently went for semen analysis and the result was that I have Staphylococcus epidermidis in my semen. Please, what antibiotic can I use?  Read Full »


Dr. Mukherjee, Koushik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bacteria in semen may cause decreased quality of sperm in it or bacterial toxin may affect the viability of sperm. But to be sure, the bacterial presence in semen must be confirmed as not from contamination from skin. Staphylococcus epidermidis is a very common bact...  Read Full »

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