Sperm Motility

Sperm motility is known as the movement of the sperm towards the egg in the female reproductive organ. Healthy sperm motility is necessary for conception. Poor sperm motility is a condition where the sperm is unable to swim or move, and it is known as asthenospermia. Men having a total of 19 million motile sperm are considered normal, and those with less than 6 million are known to have poor sperm motility.

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I am a 33-year-old male whose sperm count and motility are low. How to improve the count and motility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old male, and I underwent a semen analysis and semen culture last week. I came to know that my sperm count and motility is low. But, my semen culture report is normal. I am currently taking CoQ Forte. Do I need to consult an andrologist? Kindly suggest your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I see that you have not mentioned the count and motility percentage. If it is a little bit low, you can benefit from specific measures. I suggest you do the following: 1. Quit addictions like smoking, alcohol, paan m...  Read Full »

I recovered from orchiepididymitis five years ago, and now my progressive motility value is 26 %. Should I be worried about my fertility?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 33-year-old male with general good health and not taking any medication. I suffered from unilateral orchiepydidimitis five years ago and fully recovered. I recently did a semen analysis where all the values were fine except progressive motility, which was 26 % (82% below the WHO ...  Read Full »


Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to worry about. The condition is termed asthenozoospermia (reduced sperm motility). The reference values for sperm analysis were changed multiple times. It is important to see the whole picture, and that looks fine. So, there is no reason for anxiety. ...  Read Full »

What does my semen analysis that shows low sperm motility and morphological defects mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. Two months back, I visited a urologist for sexual problems like low libido, a hollow feeling in the penis, and a relatively weak erection. I was suggested to get tests done to determine LH, FSH, estradiol, testosterone levels, and semen analysis. My LH level is 10, t...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. You have acceptable levels of LH (luteinizing hormone) and testosterone, and there are no implications for your health with these levels. However, I suggest you to repeat the test after fasting for eight hours. I h...  Read Full »

Can you suggest to us ways to get pregnant while having a semen infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old male, and my wife is 26 years. We have been trying to have a baby for the past seven years. I had a sperm analysis in 2011. My count was 68 m, all the parameters were good except the presence of Proteus spp. bacteria. The doctor injected me with gentamycin once, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me start on a positive note by saying that she stands a very good chance of pregnancy, but there are some small issues in your infertility treatment which I will try to cl...  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 »

Can my using cocaine cause adverse effects on my baby yet to be born?

Query: Hi doctor,I stupidly used cocaine at a weekend out and it looks like I conceived a baby with my wife the day after using it. Can this cause any serious harm to the baby? My wife is five months pregnant already and I have been worrying about something bad happening since then.  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it will not cause any harm as it does not have an immediate effect. For further queries consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment to become a father.

Query: Hi doctor, The semen analysis reports are as follows: volume 3 mL, abnormal forms 0℅, motility - rapidly progressive-20℅, sluggishly progressive-20℅, non-progressive-10℅ and immotile-50℅, pus cells-10 to 12 per hpf vitality-50℅. I have a sperm count of less than 10 million per mL. What...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your sperm count is low and immotile sperm count is high, there is a 40 % to 50% chance. But there is a treatment for the same. Please consult your specialist doctor. Revert in case of further queries.  Read Full »

Would you please interpret the results of my semen analysis?

Query: Hello doctor, Please find my semen analysis results attached. Are there any abnormalities? And, if so, what is the treatment to be done?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The semen count is normal, but the motility is decreased. Motility can be decreased in an infection or if there is a deficiency o...  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 »

Can sperms penetrate multiple layers of clothes and cause pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I was sitting on my boyfriend's private parts when he had ejaculation in his tight and thin underwear. I was wearing innerwear and lounge shorts, and there was a small spot on my shorts that seemed to be cum. My innerwear was wet, which I am assuming is from me. Even though I did not kno...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly I wish to tell you that please do not panic. You are completely safe from pregnancy. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need t...  Read Full »

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