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 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 possible...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

How do I increase my sperm count and motility?

Query: Hello doctor, How to increase sperm count? I had a sperm examination test. The sperm count and mobility of sperm are very low.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to rule out the underlying cause for low sperm count and motility. For that, you need to investigate further with serum testosterone estimation, serum prolactin estimation, USG testis to rule out varicocele, etc., like investigation as per need. Smoking and ...  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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 doctorto decide on it and go ahead. Since you have already been stimulated, the doctor should deci...  Read Full »

My sperm count is 25 and I am unable to impregnate my wife. How can I be helped?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old married man and I have a habit of masturbation once in a day since the last 13 years. I have no problem with erection or excitement but I am unable to conceive my wife. We have been married for the last two years. I have had sperm analysis and the sperm count is 25 a...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern.Masturbation is a safe habit, and it does not cause any problems like reduction in counts. So, you need not worry. Your counts are in low range, and the motility is also low. Though there are chances of conception, this may become a litt...  Read Full »

Is there a way to increase sperm count?

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, 45% motility, normal morphology 70% and abnormal morphology 30%. Is there any issue with my semen report? Is there any abnormality that will lead to prob...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your semen analysis report is normal and in my opinion, there is no need to worry. The sperm count is 20 million/mL, which though is low, but in the normal range. Morphology, motility and liquefaction time are also normal. I do not find this report has any i...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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: It is the ...  Read Full »

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 »

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