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What is the purpose of the acrosome of a sperm

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Dissolve ovum shell: Dissolves outer covering of ovum (egg) after sperm comes into contact with the ovum and permits sperm to penetrate "outer shell" of the ovum. After pe ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Shook
37 years experience Urology
Penetrate the egg: This allows the penetration of the head of the sperm into the female egg to consummate fertilization.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Cant: So basically you have 1% normal morphology with few acrosomes. That is not going to change. It means that almost for sure you will need ivf with icsi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
34 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Yes good for iui, but if that is his consistent result (on two tests), and the cervix is normal and you are not using Clomid (clomiphene) as a stimula ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
20 years experience Fertility Medicine
ICSI: Natural pregnancy can still happen in cases of zero morphology, however the chances of conception are very low. ICSI is recommended when zero morpholo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: Acrosome is an organelle that develops over the anterior half of the head in the spermatozoa (sperm cells) of many animals. It is a cap-like structure ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
A vagina self-cleans: Vaginas are designed to be self-cleaning. It is not natural to be washing the inside of a vagina, but once in a while may be ok. If bacterial vaginosi ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Yes,...: Despite no specific study, commonsense would firmly support the sperm-killing ability of sanitizer. So, yes. Nonetheless, follow the current available ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Need testing: If you low sperm count, you need an evaluation to determine the cause. It may be a hormonal problem, obstruction, or failure of the testicles to make ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
DEPENDS: On how often that man has been ejaculating lately. It tends to thin out a bit the more frequently it comes out.
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