U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 27-year-old member asked:

What is a normal sperm count for a healthy 23-year-old man?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
2-5 mL: Semen volume should be 2-5 ml (1/2-1 teaspoon), sperm counts should be at least 20 million per milliliter with 50% of the sperm swimming. Wide variation exists but 20 million is considered the minimum to father a child through intercourse.
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Viable sperm count: A semen analysis showing normal motile sperm in a count in excess of 20 million is sufficient in most cases to achieve pregnancy. If your count is less than this, fertility can be delayed . If lower, get a referral to see a urologist for an exam and potential treatment.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about normal average of man sperm count?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Holden
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Normal sperm count: The semen analysis has 4 parameters of importance: 1) volume of ejaculate 2) # of sperm/ml of ejaculate 3) % motility (and it is important to rate the grade of motility on a scale of 0 - 4). 4) % normal morphology (according to the who strict criteria) unless all these are taken into account, any assessment is meaningless. Ideally, we like to see: >1.0 ml x >60 million/ml x >50% grade 3 x >14%.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 30, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.