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Can you tell if sperm is fertile based on its consistancy? Like liquid clear flowing sperm vs thick white tacky sperm?

Can you tell if sperm is fertile based on its consistancy? Like liquid clear flowing sperm vs thick white tacky sperm?

No: Actually the consistency of sperm is not really related to the sperm count or movement or even quality. It is more related to hydration status and sometimes even diet. ...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


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Masturbating 5 times a day for several years in tennage had made my semen very thin, very less white and less in amount. Than I reduced my frequency and now my semen is very thick and white. Am I normal in terms of sperm count and fertility?

Masturbating 5 times a day for several years in tennage had made my semen very thin, very less white and less in amount. Than I reduced my frequency and now my semen is very thick and white. Am I normal in terms of sperm count and fertility?

Hard to say: The body has the ability to keep up sperm production, especially at your age. The only way to know what your sperm count would be is to test it. The number may be up/down or normal regardless of your self sex activity. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still get pregnant if your partner takes a home sperm fertility test and it comes back negative?

Is it possible to still get pregnant if your partner takes a home sperm fertility test and it comes back negative?

If u want to make: Sure he is not fertile or fertile he need to do a semen analysis at a lab or at an infert specialist, he can do the specimen at home and then u or him take it there your OB can rec who should analyze it. ...Read more

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Hi... My husband sperm is 40 million. Is it good for fertility? I have been married since 2 years and still I m not getting pregnant. Thx

Hi... My husband sperm is 40 million. Is it good for fertility? I have been married since 2 years and still I m not getting pregnant. Thx

OK with 40...: Sperm count alone is ok, but sperm motility and form are important also.

Concerning infertility, generally speaking, causes in females are counted for 50 % of times; in males, 30 %; and 20% from both men and women.

You're still young so just try for another one year. If in doubt, go to see and talk with your doctors in the field.

Best wish... ...Read more

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Had sex 20th. May have gotten sperm inside. Took birthcontrol pills 21st. Start fertility tomorrow (23) could I still get pregnant.?

Had sex 20th. May have gotten sperm inside. Took birthcontrol pills 21st. Start fertility tomorrow (23) could I still get pregnant.?

It is possible: Taking the pills the day after the unprotected sex exposure may help to prevent pregnancy, but it is still possible. ...Read more

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Can sperm get through condom & 4 layers of clothes and still be fertile to get a girl preg? Can they find the way to vagina by themselves?

Can sperm get through condom & 4 layers of clothes and still be fertile to get a girl preg? Can they find the way to vagina by themselves?

No, and No!: The answer in "No" to both of your questions. Sperm don't have a brain and cannot "swim" toward the vagina. There is no chemical or magnetic attraction: they pretty much need to be deposited into the vagina. And fertilization is more of a random act when an active motile sperm encounters an ovum ("egg"). ...Read more

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Been trying conceive & u had sex 2 days ago on my fertile days but I'm not ovulate yet. How long sperm alive inside of My uterus? Can I still get preg

Been trying conceive & u had sex 2 days ago on my fertile days but I'm not ovulate yet. How long sperm alive inside of My uterus? Can I still get preg

Sperm can stay alive: From 3-5 days inside the vaginal vault/ uterus. The best method of conception is via ovulation charting, which uses the body's basal temperature rise that correlate with ovulation to predict when you will ovulate each month. This method sidesteps the irregularity built into many women's menstrual cycle. Then maximize the sperm contact with ovulation 3 days before and 3 days after. Best of luck ...Read more

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How to increase sperm fertility naturally?

How to increase sperm fertility naturally?

Improve sperm qual: I agree with others but let me add that there are lifestyle changes that can improve sperm quality. Stop smoking, decrease alcohol, avoid heat situations like hot tubs, saunas and baths; extreme sports can also be a problem. If you are a body builder then no steroids or supplements with androgens (tricky, so read labels carefully). Sperm cycle is 75d, so change takes a while to see results. ...Read more

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What does fertile and quality sperm look like?

What does fertile and quality sperm look like?

Sperm: Can only be seen and assessed under a microscope, and there are who criteria for grading it. Without a microscope, there is no really 'correct' look for semen. ...Read more

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What is the process of counting the male sperm for fertility?

What is the process of counting the male sperm for fertility?

Semen Analysis info: The semen analysis is performed on a fresh specimen within 2 hours of collection. Before testing, a period of 2-4 days of abstinence from ejaculation is recommended. The specimen is best collected by masturbation into a sterile container. This is most conveniently performed in the facility provided at the laboratory however collection at home is acceptable if it can be brought in within 1 hr. ...Read more

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What is the process of counting the male sperm for fertility evaluation?

What is the process of counting the male sperm for fertility evaluation?

Microscopic eval: After liquifaction of the sperm sample an hour or so after ejaculation, a drop is placed in a small measured volume chamber, and sperm count and motility are measured under the microscope. Multiplying these values by the sperm volume gives a total motile sperm count, the best single measure of sperm quality. Many other measures exist.

Automated systems are available for semen analysis. ...Read more

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Am I fertile sa normal 64 abnorm 36 on sperm analysis?

Semen analysis: Semen analysis is not a test of fertility rather an evaluation of production of sperm. Even with slight abnormalities fertility may not necessarily be affected. I'm assuming the numbers you are referring to pertain to morphology. If that is the case, those numbers are fine. The remaining numbers referring to count and motility are also important for full assessment. ...Read more

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When a man ejaculates hardly any sperm, is that fertile?

When a man ejaculates hardly any sperm, is that fertile?

Depends upon count: Men should have at least 20 million sperm in an ejaculate to be fertile. 10 million or less is considered infertile. Additionally, most of the sperm should be motile. However fertility can be increased by artificial insemination, ivf (in vitro fertilization) ; with as little as 1/2 sperm by icsi (intra cytoplasmic sperm injection0. ...Read more

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Is 100 why protien affect on sperm or men fertility?

Is 100 why protien affect on sperm or men fertility?

No reason for. ...: Nutritional supplement of such has no reason to suppress egg production or hormonal change. But, for more detailing, please ask your Doc and work with her/him. Best wish... ...Read more

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Fertilaid and count boost, does it increase sperm count if taken?

Fertilaid and count boost, does it increase sperm count if taken?

Maybe: Vitamins such as fertilaid contain various vitamins that may help sperm quality. Whether they help conception is less clear but they are certainly not harmful. ...Read more

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How much should I donate sperm for friends with fertility problem?

How much should I donate sperm for friends with fertility problem?

Sperm Donor: In nys anyone wishing to be a selected donor must contact a licensed sperm bank donate a sample and be screened multiple times over 6 months for sexually transmitted diseases. If you pass muster after 6 months quarantine the samples can be released for use. ...Read more

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At what age does sperm count and fertility begin to decline quickly?

Varies: Few studies can find an exact age of decline in sperm quality. Men over 60 may have a slight decline in fertility but studies are poorly controlled. ...Read more

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I was fertile but husband was not so used donor sperm. Should we tell?

Sperm donor: The decision to "tell" is a personal decision and not really a medical issue. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in appearance between fertile and sterile sperm?

Is there a difference in appearance between fertile and sterile sperm?

Not exactly: By microscope, can sometimes tell motility levels or obvious malformations, but cannot interpret the genetic code content / completeness by eye. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive in the female with no fertile mucus present?

How long can sperm survive in the female with no fertile mucus present?

How do you know?: How do you no that no mucus or hospitable environment is available. Don't know when mucous is "fertile" and when it isn't. Sperm can last up to 5 days. If you don't want to get pregnant, don't have unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Why do they say a woman has 4-5 fertile days if sperm only live for 3 days?

Why do they say a woman has 4-5 fertile days if sperm only live for 3 days?

Sperm Myths: Your question is a bit mystifying. There is nothing about the male or the sperm that influences the female's fertility cycle. If you are fertile then any sexual contact with a man's sperm can lead to pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am really fertile how many hours does it take for the sperm to find the egg?

I am really fertile how many hours does it take for the sperm to find the egg?

Less than an hour: Provided egg is already in fallopian tube where fertilization takes place. ...Read more

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Strep b was found in my sperm culture. What does it mean regarding my fertility?

Strep b was found in my sperm culture. What does it mean regarding my fertility?

Probably nothing: Group B strep (GBS) is a normal bacteria in the genital area. Its main importance is that if in the vagina at the time of labor, the baby can be seriously infected. Typically it causes no symptoms in adults. However, if your semen otherwise has signs of infection, GBS might have something to do with it. Discuss with the doctor who advised the semen culture. ...Read more

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Is it true if a guy ejaculates that he doesn't produce fertile sperm for 24 hours?

Is it true if a guy ejaculates that he doesn't produce fertile sperm for 24 hours?

Not true: If a man is healthy very nearly all of his sperm are capable of fertilizing an egg when he ejaculates. The numbers of sperm may be slightly fewer if he ejaculates frequently, but they are still present in sufficient numbers to fertilize. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more