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What is a healthy sperm count?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Total motile count: The best single sperm parameter is the total motile count (tmc), calculated by multiplying the volume, count, and motility. Any number over 20 million total motile sperm in the ejaculate is considered a good sample, though many men have counts well over 100 million.
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Combination: With sperm count, we look at a combination of things, such as volume, concentration, motility (percentage that move) and morphology (percentage that look normal). With latest guidelines, over 14 million/ml is considered normal as is > 40% motility and >4% morphology.

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How to have a healthy sperm ?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: Eat healthy, get sleep, exercise regularly, avoid drugs, toxic exposures, radiation and your body will have all the right ingredients to make healthy sperm.
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How is sperm counted?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Under microscopy.: A semen sample is first prepared for microscopic analysis and then loaded into a chamber called a hemocytometer. Variations of this device are also used for blood cell counts. The device has a grid, and the number of spermatozoa in each grid is counted. Based on these counts, the total number of sperm can be calculated.
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How to have very very healthy sperms?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Easy: Stay very very healthy , you will have healthy sperm , no alcohol no drugs , good healthy diet and plenty of exercise.

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