Q. Does teratospermia mean infertility?

Answered by
Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 02, 2018

Hello doctor,

My sperm count is 50 M/ml, 3 ml ejaculate, 55 % motility, 45 % prog motility, grade 1 to 10, grade 2 to 10, grade 3 to 10, grade 15, normomorphs 20 %, no antibodies, colour and viscosity normal, pH 8.5. Diagnosed with teratospermia. Given two months course of Fertisure M and retest semen analysis. How serious is that? The doctor says if the report is repeated, she will plan for IUI as my wife reports are totally normal. Am I infertile?



Welcome to

How are you doing? I do not see any abnormalities in the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are super fertile. As per WHO guidelines, the minimum count is 15 million/ml, minimum motility is progressive 32 %, minimum normal morphology 4 %. As you are above all these criteria, you have nothing to worry. Hope wife's blood evaluation and scan are normal.

One test usually forgotten is the evaluation of tubal patency, with X-ray or HSG. The tube is bridge connecting uterus and ovaries. It cannot be seen on scan or examination. Its inner diameter is 1 mm. If blocked, no matter how good the egg and sperm are, they will not meet. If not done, better do it. Not costly or invasive. Can be done on day 7 to 10 of periods. Do not worry, you will get a positive result.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Which procedure should I undergo to increase sperm count?

Hi doctor, My sperm count is low ... The first doctor advised me to go for ART (artificial reproductive technology) second one prescribed medicine to boost my sperm...   Read full

Is it possible for PCOS patient with regular periods to conceive?

Now the first thing which needs to be checked is to get your partner's semen analysis done to check for quantity and quality of sperms as of now ... There are chances that the count may have gone down or the quality may have ...   Read full

Semen analysis shows low sperm motility. How serious is it?

Total sperm count is 90 mill/ml, rapid progressive motility 10 %, slow progressive motility 20 %, nonprogressive motility 10 %, non-motile sperms 60 %, live sperms 40 %, dead sperms 60 %, normal ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, and Prevention
Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. This virus got its name as it was first noticed in laboratory monkeys in the late...  Read more»
Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Infertility Specialist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.