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Can couples still get pregnant with low sperm count?

Can couples still get pregnant with low sperm count?

Low sperm count: Couples can still get pregnant if the male has a low sperm count although it might be difficult. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can IUI help to impregnate even low sperm count and low motility?

Can IUI help to impregnate even low sperm count and low motility?

Depends how low ...: In general intrauterine insemination (iui) may help with mild to moderate sperm problems but ivf with icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is better for severe sperm problems. If semen analysis shows total motile counts (tmc) of less than 10 million on more than one sa, or IUI preparations have less than 2 million 'postwash' tmc (after the sperm is prepared) on a regular basis, icsi is needed. ...Read more

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Can I still get pregnant doing an IUI with low sperm count of o.5 ?

Can I still get pregnant doing an IUI with low sperm count of o.5 ?

Do you mean: 0.5 million? If so the chances with IUI are quite poor I'm sorry to say. That isn't to say impossible, but highly unlikely. Pregnancy rates with IUI are generally no better than 2-3% if sperm are below around 2 million. Talk seriously with your doctor, or A doctor, about ways to be successful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Possibility / probability of pregnancy after a d&c? With possible low sperm count, or with normal sperm count.

Possibility / probability of pregnancy after a d&c? With possible low sperm count, or with normal sperm count.

Quite possible: In general, a single D&C does not provide much of an effect on becoming pregnant. So the likelihood of pregnancy after unprotected sex is essentially the same as before the D&C. Partners with lower sperm counts will of course be less likely to help conceive a child. Note that repeated D&Cs might lead to reduced fertility, if scarring results from one or more of the procedures. ...Read more

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Can a low sperm count and low motility impregnate a woman?

Can a low sperm count and low motility impregnate a woman?

How low?: Well....It only takes one, but men with below (roughly) 5-10 million motile normal sperm often can't impregnate their partners without medical assistance. If you wish to specify actual numbers i'd be glad to comment further. ...Read more

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Conceiving with low sperm morphology. What are the odds?

Conceiving with low sperm morphology. What are the odds?

Possible: Although normal sperm morphology is important in conceiving, a low value may be compensated by higher sperm counts and increased motility. It does take 100's of millions of normal sperm to "get the job" done, you may benefit by concentrating the sample and considering doing intrauterine insemination or iui. Make sure the rest of your testing is normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sperm count 11 milli viscosity normal pH 7.5 motility 90 % i kno my sperm countz low what's the chances of getting my wife pregnant. Is it very low?

Sperm count 11 milli viscosity normal pH 7.5 motility 90 % i kno my sperm countz low what's the chances of getting my wife pregnant. Is it very low?

Further tests: Best single number for interpreting the semen analysis is a total motile sperm count (tmc). Volume x count/ml * % motility = tmc. Any value over 20 million is considered adequate. A semen analysis in this range is low, but with good motility pregnancy commonly occurs. That said, a semen analysis is not a great predictor of pregnancy. Further testing of both male and female is recommended. ...Read more

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Husband's semen analysis says 2% normal morphology , 65% motility and 26million count. I am 41. What are our chances of getting pregnant with iui?

Husband's semen analysis says 2% normal morphology , 65% motility and 26million count.  I am 41.  What are our chances of getting pregnant with iui?

Uncertain: Your hubby's semen analysis is less than perfect and can be a problem, along with your age. If not already done, repeat his analysis. If still low, IUI would increase chances but cannot give you an exact percentage. You both need to see an infertility specialist-you a gyno and he a urologist, both of whom do infertility. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant if my husband has a low sperm volume and low sperm ph?

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What are the chances of getting pregnant if my husband has a low sperm volume and low sperm ph?

Who knows?: Known to many, some 10-15 % of couples can not get pregnancy under unprotected sex, and in 50% of couples, the problems come from females; 30 %, from males; and 20%, from both males and females. Semen volume may vary and is usually about 1.4-4.5 cc. As far as the quality of semen is concerned, the sperm count, maturity, and forward motility are the major significant factors for fertility. ...Read more

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Normal testosterone level but low sperm count and motility is there any chance of pregnancy?

Normal testosterone level but low sperm count and motility is there any chance of  pregnancy?

With assistance.: Testosterone is not usually the issue regarding successful fertilization. It is the need for sperm to reach the egg. With poor mortality, sperm do not swim vigorously enough to get to the fallopian tubes to meet an egg. Low sperm counts mean few sperm available for journey. Talk with a specialist. S/he may first try injecting sperm into the uterine cavity then recommend in vitro fertization. ...Read more

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Good sperm count but sperm have morphology shape can IUI help.

Good sperm count but sperm have morphology shape can IUI help.

Yes: Abnormal morphology can be improved with antioxidant nutritional therapy. Evaluation by a urologist may reveal a large varicocele and if corrected it will improve the morphology also. Intrauterine insemination seems to help with pregnancies when abnormal morphology exists. ...Read more

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Fertility analysis of my husbands sperm. It came out as sperm count 29.0 X10 6/mL. sVolume was 6.2 , motility was 30% , what are chances of conceiving?

Fertility analysis of my husbands sperm. It came out as sperm count 29.0 X10 6/mL. sVolume was 6.2 , motility was 30% , what are chances of conceiving?

See remark: The count is acceptable..motility is about half normal.,how about the MORPHOLOGY ?? Can you find that for me.As a fertility specialist I suspect your husband has a VARICOCELE.. (extra veins in left scrtom) Let him see a urologist ...Read more

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If it takes just 1 sperm to fertile egg, y r men with low sperm count infertile. Does precum really cause pregnancy?

If it takes just 1 sperm to fertile egg, y r men with low sperm count infertile. Does precum really cause pregnancy?

Odds ratio: Sperm have to swim upstream the equivalent of a human swimming 8 miles. Not all of them will survive. The odds are better of 1 making the journey if there are millions to start. Pre ejaculatory fluid can contain enough sperm per drop so one might make it to the egg. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can still perform IUI even low sperm count?

Yes: As long as tubes are open, you can. However the chance of pregnancy varies. Generally IUI is not very successful when the number of moving sperm (total motile sperm) is less than 10 million. Usually that is a reason to do ivf with icsi. ...Read more

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I have bilateral ovarian endometriosis , my husband sperm motility the fast progrssive a is 10%, sperm count 23 million, what to do to conceive?

I have bilateral  ovarian endometriosis , my husband sperm motility the fast progrssive a is 10%, sperm count 23 million, what to do to conceive?

See a specialist: You have advanced endometriosis which can cause fertility problems even in your 20's. It's important to check your egg supply (ovarian reserve) including an ultrasound scan for antral follicle counts, and amh and fsh blood tests. A hysterosalpingogram (hsg) test looks for blocked tubes or scarring around the tubes. See a fertility md for help. Your husband has a normal count, maybe motility issues. ...Read more

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What are our chances of conception with IUI if my husband has zero morphology and low motility? Thanks

Sperm definition: If your husband has 100 % abnormal forms(morphology) then normal IUI procedures will only give abnormal sperm to the egg with subsequent genetic abnormalities in that pregnancy. Something less than 100$ will allow the IUI to centrifuge out the abnormal forms and produce a viable pregnancy. Motility issues are generally resolved by the IUI process of implantation. ...Read more

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Does a semen analysis with 70% immotile sperm and zero fast progressive sperm mean that a man is infertile? Can the sperm quality be improved?

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Does a semen analysis with 70% immotile sperm and zero fast progressive sperm mean that a man is infertile? Can the sperm quality be improved?

Here are some...: The parameters of your semen analysis for male infertility strongly suggests a very low likelihood to fertilize a timely waiting egg. How to improve it? You should bring this Q to your doctor assessing your infertility since s/he is the one who knows more about your individual specific situations than anyone online. Besides, female factors are known to contribute to some 45-55% of all infertility. ...Read more

Motility (Definition)

The ability to move spontaneously and actively, consuming energy in the process. It can also refer to an organism's ability to move food through its ...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