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Sperm Count

The sperm count is determined through a semen analysis. In a semen analysis, the number of sperm, shape of the sperm, and sperm motility are checked. These factors are essential for testing male infertility.

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My sperm analysis is provided. Are they normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My sperm count is 64 M/mL, motility 60 %, rapid linear progressive 15 %, sluggish linear progressive 15 %, forward progressive 30 %, morphology normal 35 % and abnormal 65 %. Are these values normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are there any pus cells or WBC's (white blood cells) in the sample report? Also, is the fructose test positive? Please share the complete report as an attachment.  Read Full »

My husband has a varicocele. Can varicocele surgery help?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband who is the father of two children has zero progressive sperm motility. His sperm count is 160 million per milliliter, concentration 27 million per milliliter, and normal forms is 15 %. He consulted a doctor and was told that he has grade 2 to 3 varicocele. Is there any relat...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Yes, there is a relationship between varicocele and sperm motility. Varicocele is a condition in which the veins in the scrotum become enlarged, which can cause increased blood flow and heat in the testicles, leading to de...  Read Full »

Is semen analysis test essential for conceiving?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old male, and I got married two years ago. My wife and I have been trying to conceive for the last four months but still could not hit the mark. The menstrual cycle length of my wife is 28 days. We do not have any past medical history. Both of us are absolutely fit and fine...  Read Full »

Dr. Mishra Keeranmayee Mihirkumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you and your family members are all safe. I understand your concern and will try to help as much as possible. You have been trying to conceive only for the last four months, and both are below 30 years, so there should be no room for anxiety now. You shall nee...  Read Full »

What are the best treatments to increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, My sperm count is less than normal for the past six months. It ranges from 11 to 14 million/mL. The rest of the parameters are normal. Please advise a best treatment. I am taking Addyzoa for the past four months.   Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your sperm count and volume are low. If there is no improvement in these parameters after three months of medication, it is best to do intrauterine insemination (IUI). The sperm is treated or prepared before IUI and it helps to select motile fractions of the sperm for i...  Read Full »

I have an urge to urinate after masturbation and experience shooting pain while urinating. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male with a height of 5 feet 7 inches and a weight of 132 pounds. Three years back, I was addicted to masturbation and used to masturbate five times a day. After that, I decreased my masturbating habit for the past year. I am doing it thrice a week now. My problem is ve...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. The neurological connection of the bladder and perianal area is similar, with root values of S 1, 2, and 3. It is a bladder spasm that you feel as pain. If urine flow is adequate, I do not think that there is an...  Read Full »

I have fertility issues, and my semen analysis suggests a high sperm count but low motility. What is the solution for this?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a problem with fertility, I married about two years back and still, I do not have a child. For the last three months I have been taking the medicine Coenzyme q 10 after consulting the doctor and yesterday I did semen analysis again. The result shows my sperm count increased highly...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Let me start by assuring you, if you have no other significant problems then God has decided the right time and when it comes to you, you will surely have a baby. I would like to tell you the possible causes of semen proble...  Read Full »

Does my semen analysis report indicate any fertility issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done a semen analysis test to know if I have any fertility issues and want an opinion about my test results. I can share a copy of my test report.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your semen analysis result (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which showed sperm number, concentration, and motile sperms are normal. One issue is abnormal forms which are slightly less than usual it can reduce the chances of fertility as abnor...  Read Full »

Can IUI be done if the spouse has fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I have IUI tomorrow. I have been given Gonal F 75 mcg injections for egg growth and I am having five eggs of a good size. I got these injections yesterday at 6 p.m. My husband is suffering from a normal viral temperature ranging from 100 to 101 degrees Celsius. He is taking Tazomac 4.5...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We generally avoid IUI (intrauterine insemination) if the male or female partner has fever as it can cause a failure of the procedure. However it is left to the treating doctor to decide on it and go ahead. Since you have already been stimulated, the doctor should de...  Read Full »

I am sharing the semen analysis report of my husband. Please explain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching semen analysis reports of my husband. Kindly review.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The semen analysis shows the absence of fructose in the seminal fluid ejaculate, which indicates blockage of the vas deferens. It is required for metabolism and motility of sperm. ...  Read Full »

I am 69 year old and my sperm count is less. What can be done to increase the quality?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 69 years old male with 184 lb and 6’1" in height. For three years, my volume averaged 0.5 ml antegrade and 1.5 ml retrograde, motility 8 to 17 %, concentration 25 to 80 million. In the past two years, the volume has been 0.2 ml, concentration 20 to 30 million, motility either 0 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The causes for retrograde ejaculation can be many rights from drug abuse, chronic conditions like diabetes, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury, or any prostatic surgery or medications. They can be evaluated in detail, and the cause can be identified and treated ...  Read Full »

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