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 my sperm count in the semen analysis 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 a very low sperm count and semen infection. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been trying for a baby for the last five months, and I was not getting any results. So, I took a semen test today, and I have attached my report. I would like to get your consultation on the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have checked your report (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), and it shows a very low sperm level. Therefore, you need to plan for an investigation to know what is causing this. Investigations include ultrasound o...  Read Full »

Is there a chance that a diabetic father affects his baby's health?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51 year old man and my wife is 28 year old. I would like to have a baby. I have normal sex life. I have been having diabetes for the last 8 years (hereditary). No BP or heart problem. Occasionally, I have kidney stone issue. I do not smoke or drink. I have a few questions: What are...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for posting your query. See if you have a normal erection and ejaculating normally, then I do not recommend any tests unless you have been trying for a baby for the past one year and there has been no result. In that case first get semen analysis with culture...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Kindly explain the results of my semen analysis report for infertility.

Query: Hello doctor, My liquification time is 30 minutes, abstinence is three days, appearance is grey opalescent, consistency is normal, pH is 8, agglutination is nil with seminal volume of 2 ml, sperm concentration of 77 million/ml, morphology of 40%, progressive motility of 40% and rapid progressive of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Semen report is normal. Sperm concentration should be 15 million/ml, morphology should be 4 %, progressive motility should be 40%. Now read this: Infertility can occur be due to many reasons. Several tests of both partners are done including but not limited to semen ...  Read Full »

We have been trying to conceive for 10 months and not successful. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I got a semen analysis done and the results are 2.5 ml volume, 57 million per ml (142.5 million total), 47 % total motility, 8 % morphology (Kruger or Strict), 93% viability, pH, viscosity, and liquefication all are normal. What do you think of these results? My wife and I have been tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know a few more details to answer your query better. Do you have the entire report, if not, then at least the detailed report on motility? Has your wife been evaluated by a gynecologist? What is your line of work, is it sedentary, does it involve a lot of ...  Read Full »

I cannot understand my semen analysis report. Please explain.

Query: Hello doctor, The semen analysis report is in my hand, but I cannot understand it. The liquefaction time is 30 minutes and the duration of abstinence is four days. The semen's appearance is creamy white and the volume is 4.0 ml. The pH is 8 and fructose is present. The motility is 100. The spermatoz...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns about the semen analysis report. As per the available semen analysis report in the query, you have very low sperm count and most of the available sperms are defective. As you can see that almost 80 % of your sperms are d...  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 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 of skin. Staphylococcus epidermidis is a very common bacteri...  Read Full »

Do I need ICIS for IVF?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently had a semen analysis in anticipation of doing IVF with my wife. The two parameters showed up as low percentage of normal morphology and motility index. I will attach the semen analysis results along with this query. My questions are the following. Am I considered subjectiv...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your total motility is normal and the morphology is low. To improve normal morphology, please stay away from heat, chemical, smoking, alcohol and cold compress the testes daily for five minutes. My advice is to take vitamins C, E, B complex, folic acid, zinc and eat more...  Read Full »

Does 62% of abnormal sperm indicate infertility?

Query: Hi doctor, My sperm analysis report shows 62% abnormal spermatozoa. Is it something to worry?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It may be due to infection, smoking, alcohol, chemicals, pollutants and excessive heat exposure. If you have any of these, then remove that. What is the count and motility?   Read Full »

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