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Sperm abnormality: It is difficult to say based on your question but I suspect a semen analysis was done and the abnormality describes either an abnormal appearance of the sperm, abnormal movement of the sperm or a low sperm count. Depending on the degree of the abnormality, your fertility may be impacted ...Read more
Many factors: Hormonal deficiencies, both acquired and genetic. Infections, certain drugs, chronic illnesses, environmental toxins, trauma, and radiation, as well as elevated testicular temperatures are known to cause a decrease in sperm production. If it has been determined, that you have a decrease in your sperm production, I believe you will probably need to see a doctor, to help sort out the possible causes ...Read more
This is an ovulation question. How long does the female egg live before being fertilized by spermatozoa? What's the window
24 hours or less: An oocyte can be fertilized for a maximum of 24 hours after ovulation, many believe only 10-12 hours. Technically that's not quite the same as saying 24 hours after detection of an lh surge. It's much shorter than most realize, the idea of "4-5 fertile days" is not biologically correct at all, it's a simplification for timing strategy at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My semen analysis report says, "on initial slide, there is dead and non progressive spermatozoa in 100 fields", what does it mean?
Semen report: Happy to help you, but in order to upload your reports, you would have to contact one of us via HealthTap Concierge or Healthtap Prime. If you do, we can help you analyze it. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Does late assessment of motility for more than one hour afect % of motility? I received my result with 44% non motile spermatozoa was that the result of late assessment? Seminal pH was 7.5
Likely not.: It is most likely that the virus may be in the white blood cells within the seminal fluid. Whether they nonspecifically adhere to the sperm as many dna viruses do, is less clear. Regardless, many fertility programs around the world have developed ways to "wash" sperm from HIV positive men and have used it to make healthy babies. ...Read more
Is it possible to have seminal pH of 7.5 and 30% active progressive movement, 26% non progressive and 44% non motile spermatozoa making a 56% motility? Note motility assessment was done after 1 hour?
2. If other results are
20% liqifaction after 1 hour
Possible ...: The reported findings in semen analysis for male infertility is possible. However, the significance of individual finding has to be correlated with clinical profile. Normally and preferably, semen liquefies in 30 minutes with sperm concentration >15-20 million/ml, motility >60%, etc. But all the figures are just give a rough probability to conceive if the environment for sperm & egg to meet is ok. ...Read more
My FSH is 51.5, testosteron 432.0.Testes looks small.Histopathology report reveals seminiferous tubules with a few spermatozoa.31years, married of 2year?
Sperm motility: First, an examination to rule out a varicocele which can affect sperm motility. There is no conclusive evidence that anything else helps, but avoiding hot baths which can increase testicular temperature has been recommended with mixed results, also vitamin supplements containing zinc and some herbal remedies may help. ...Read more
Sperm death: Well, this is got to be one of the more unusual questions here. I'm wondering in what context you want to know. Sperm, like any living tissue requires some sort of "food or energy" to survive. We also have to remain in some form of solution and not dry out. There are formulas and chemicals that can kill sperm. Here's something you can read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/spermicide. ...Read more
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. ...Read more