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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I have been diagnosed with asthenozoospermia. Can I still become a father?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male married for five years. My wife and I are trying for a baby for the last two and a half years with no luck. My wife had gone for an HSG and other tests and her reports are all good. My semen analysis was fine too. We had gone for IUI thrice with no luck. Now, f...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per your report, you have asthenoteratozoospermia. Also, your report shows pus cells. Now, I suggest the following:  Get a semen culture done to rule out an infection in the semen which may ...  Read Full »

I have azoospermia. Can the testes produce sperms after four cycles of chemotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male and my wife is 28 years old. I have been suffering from azoospermia and have been in touch with different doctors for the last eight to 10 months. I have done many tests and everyone is ending up with a suggestion of testicular biopsy. My wife is not in f...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and reviewed the attached reports of USG and semen analysis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As there is azoospermia, I cannot comment on your chances, unless there is a possibility of sperm retrieval from the testis. This is possibl...  Read Full »

Is biopsy of testis the only option to test for dry ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor, My younger brother is about to get married. He has a problem of "dry ejaculation" which disables him to masturbate. It seems like his body does not produce any semen at all. He has the sexual pleasure just like normal people, the only problem is that he does not have any semen. He visit...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to tell you that biopsy is completely safe. It hurts very minimally, only like an intravenous injection. During a biopsy, a small piece of tissue (from the testis) is taken for examination and there is no risk of damaging his testis forever...  Read Full »

How to increase sperm count at home?

Query: Hi doctor, Do eggs included in the diet increase the sperm count in men? If not, what medication should I take?  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Egg is a rich source of protein. Protein is required for healthy sperm formation. Hence, it contributes indirectly to sperm formation. Green leafy vegetables are also rich in protein and they aid in semen formation. Apart from these, you can take capsule Absolut 3G...  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

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 »

My sperm count and mobility is very low. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, We are trying to conceive a baby. But the semen analysis report says that I have low sperm count (6 million counts) with very low motility. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, we have to diagnose the cause of your problem. The most common cause of this is a condition called varicocele. For the detection of varicocele, I suggest you do the following: An ultrasound of the scrotum. Get tested for diabetes. Avoid wearing tight under...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant with a single embryo transfer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. Both the ovaries are polycystic. My husband is 33 years old and has erection issues. The doctor suggested IUI, but the husband's motile sperm count was only 10 million. The doctor advised going for IVF with ICSI. Can I go for a single embryo transfer? I als...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sperm count of 10 million is more than sufficient for IUI (intrauterine insemination). Please go for IUI, and you have an excellent chance to conceive. So, do not worry. You are around 9 kg overweight (attachments removed to protect patients identity), so pleas...  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 »

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 »

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 »

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