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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Why are eggs not maturing in my ovaries?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive for over a year now, but unsuccessful. I went to a gynecologist and he told me that I have no eggs maturing in my ovary and was given Clomid 50 mg. My eggs did not mature and it only grows up to 10 mm. He asked me to come again to try IUI treatments. He mentioned t...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to do blood tests such as fasting sugar, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), prolactin and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), testosterone and ultrasound of pelvis to see the cause for the immaturity of eggs. Depending on the reports, treatment is advise...  Read Full »

What does the presence of pus cells in semen analysis suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, My semen analysis shows: Sperm Count - 98 millions/ml, Liquefaction time - 25 minutes, Reaction - alkaline. Motility: active - 70%, slugglish - 10%, non-motile - 20%. Morphology: Normal forms - 92%, abnormal forms - 8%. Other findings: Pus Cells 40-45/HPF. Semen culture also ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you do not have symptoms of urinary infection like burning, frequency of urination, blood in urine or semen, you need not take any medicines. Immature sperms also appear like pus cells on microscopy. One good option is to repeat the semen analysis after one week. Do...  Read Full »

Is 50% erection favorable for intercourse to get conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-years-male. I am still unmarried and virgin. I am struggling with a humiliating problem and unable to contact any andrologist directly. Hence, I am humbly requesting your kind help with your valuable advice. When I was 27, I was unable to get sexual erection though impulse w...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. The normal prolactin levels in males are 2 to 18 ng/mL. If your latest prolactin levels are in normal range then it is acceptable. You have mentioned earlier that there was arterial insufficie...  Read Full »

Please suggest an ayurvedic remedy for pinhead sperms.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has a problem with pinhead sperms. Is there any treatment in Ayurveda? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pinhead is due to the absence of the DNA material within the spermatozoa (sperm). Thus, a higher number of pinhead sperm are not favorable for conception. Only one healthy sperm is going to reach the ovum, to get a baby. So, even with less healthy sperm, concepti...  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

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

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...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest on my semen analysis report.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I have married about one year ago, but till now I have no hope of a child. Below is my semen analysis report. Please check it and tell me if there is any problem and suggest to me about the cure if any. Semen analysis report: Gross: Duration of abstinence: 0...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your semen analysis report and the following is my opinion: Pus cell count (units not given) appears to be high. If the unit is 4-6 cells/hpf counted in the semen analysis chamber, it comes to 1-1.5 million cells/mL. High pus cells in semen may indicate ...  Read Full »

I have low semen morphology. What can I do to father a child?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed to have low morphology. What can I do to father a child?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your report, and a few points need to be clarified. 1. The volume of semen is more than usual. We advise abstinence of three to four days before this test. I hope you had that. 2. Do you have any medical problems like uncontrolled diabetes, use of an...  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

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

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, chlamy...  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

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  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 »

Will varicocele in testicle cause male infertility?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pain in left testicle. So, my doctor sent me for an ultrasound and varicocele was observed. He said everything is fine and it will go with medications. The medications he gave me are Zenflox Oz, NAC-SR 100 and Pantogen 40. When I reached home, I started researching online about v...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Well, there is about 4 % possibility of infertility in people with varicocele, but usually, it is seen in people with bilateral varicocele. So, I do not think you should worry. Just take meds. If you are still concerned, do a semen analysis...  Read Full »

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