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Can abnormal sperm shape cause infertility or birth defects?

Can abnormal sperm shape cause infertility or birth defects?

Infertility: Abnormal sperm shape according to some studies can decrease fertility. Men that have abnormal sperm can at time have an underlying condition that can be transmitted to the offspring and increase the risk of malformation. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Does having a high rate of abnormal sperm morphology make you infertile?

Does having a high rate of abnormal sperm morphology make you infertile?

Not always: Abnormal morphology should be investigated but many men initiate pregnancies with abnormal morphology. ...Read more

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4.5 ml vol semen collection with 40% rapid 13% slow 42% immotile 5% nonprogressive and 95% abnormal. Motility is 300.2 sperm count 115.0. Infertile?

4.5 ml vol semen collection with 40% rapid 13% slow 42% immotile 5% nonprogressive and 95% abnormal. Motility is 300.2 sperm count 115.0. Infertile?

See your doctor: Typically 2-3 semen analyses are obtained over 3 months before any final conclusion is made regarding baseline quality and quantity. Commonly used values: volume>2.0 ml, ph 7.2-7.8, concentration >20 x 10^6/ml, motility >50%, morphology >30% with normal morphology, WBC <1 x 10^6/ml. Based on your values, fertility may be very challenging, but your doctor can help rule out causes, such as infection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sperm infertility?

What are the causes of sperm infertility?

Sperm: Sorry but I don't fully understand your problem. For example, what do you mean by "sperm infertility". A consult with an Endocrinologist would be in order. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Does low sperm volume has to do anything with infertility ?

Does low sperm volume has to do anything with infertility ?

Yes in some instance: Are you talking about low volume as in total cc of ejaculate or low numbers of sperm? The normal ejaculate is 1-5 cc and if very low can effect fertility. The normal sperm numbers we like to see is 20 million per cc of ejaculate and lower numbers might effect fertility. Also there are other parameters on a semenanslysis that are important. I recommend you get a formal semenNalysis ...Read more

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My boyfriend has lumpy sperm does this mean that he is infertile?

My boyfriend has lumpy sperm does this mean that he is infertile?

Not: Certain what lumpy sperms means but it will not indicate infertility. A fertility clinic can evaluate his sperms for viability and adequate quantity ...Read more

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My partner has smelly sperm is that a sign of infertility as we trying for a baby?

My partner has smelly sperm is that a sign of infertility as we trying for a baby?

Smelly sperm: Seminal plasma has a strong odor due to it's components. You may be sensitive to the smell or the components. Have a semen analysis to be sure that he doesn't have an infection.I. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if a man is infertile does that mean that he has no sperm?

Can you tell me what you suggest if a man is infertile does that mean that he has no sperm?

Yes, here is...: A personal hx of impregnating any females in the past will suggest; otherwise, there's no quick easy way to tell. But remember: some 10-15% of couples may have the issue of possible infertility; some 50% of the time from women's factors, some 30% from male's factors, and some 20% from both. If still in doubt, go to see expert for a good history, physical exam, and semen analysis, and others. ...Read more

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My husband's sperm is kinda clumpy and it has a grainy texture does this mean he is infertile/have trouble having kids?

My husband's sperm is kinda clumpy and it has a grainy texture does this mean he is infertile/have trouble having kids?

Not really: Texture is a small part of the character of semen, but it doesn't necessarily determine fertility, the activity and structure/function of the sperm cells determines viability, as well as viscosity and other more specific qualities of semen... ...Read more

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Is low sperm count linked to infertility?

Yes: The normal sperm count is between 40 and 200 million sperm/cc. Counts below 20 million make it difficult to achieve pregnancy without intra uterine insemination.(iui). ...Read more

Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more