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What is the minimum sperm count necessary to conceive?

What is the minimum sperm count necessary to conceive?

Here are some. ..: This parameter for semen quality is not certain and one has to consider other parameters such as sperm concentration, total sperm counts, sperm motility, etc. To sperm concentration, it is usually desirable to be 15-20 millions per ml. In reality, concentration poses the odd of probability. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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If my healthy sperm count is only 2%, do I need to see an endocrinologist? What is the minimum acceptable healthy sperm percentage?

If my healthy sperm count is only 2%, do I need to see an endocrinologist? What is the minimum acceptable healthy sperm percentage?

Double check results: A normal result contains 60% of normal sperm (motility& structure), a count of 20-150 million sperm per mL as well as normal volume. A result of 2% should be rechecked. Two or more semen samples should be checked over time to ensure accuracy of results. Recent intercourse, recent illness, incomplete ejaculation, poor collection, use of recreational drugs, alcohol or tobacco all affect sperm count ...Read more

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How we calculate the semen's sperm counting, how doctor takes the semen for test?

How we calculate the semen's sperm counting, how doctor takes the semen for test?

Masturbation: The man usually gives a sample at the fertility center by masturbating into a cup after 2-3 days of abstinence. Alternatively, but not optimally, for men who can't or won't masturbate we have a special condom that collects semen after intercourse. ...Read more

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I masturbate every day it will reduce my sperm counting or it will affect my test so my wife catches on?

I masturbate every day it will reduce my sperm counting or it will affect my test so my wife catches on?

It may: It may decrease the count. That's one of the reasons we say to not ejaculate for 2-3 days before the test. However, if you ejaculate daily, you can do the test with no abstinence and it will tell you what your true fertility potential is in a real life situation. ...Read more

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Does eating a sperm can cause pregnancy?

Does eating a sperm can cause pregnancy?

Ingestion of sperm: Does not cause pregnancy. Sperm in the vagina can lead to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can sperm on urethera cause pregnancy in anyway?

Can sperm on urethera cause pregnancy in anyway?

No: To enable the sperm to fertilize the egg, it has to enter the cervix, get all the way into the fallopian tube to where the egg is to result in pregnancy. The egg on its own does not travel. ...Read more

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How much motility need for pregnancy & sluggish sperm means?

How much motility need for pregnancy & sluggish sperm means?

Debatable: The most important, measurable semen parameters are total sperm count (should be >40 million/ejaculate), sperm concentration (should be >20 million/ml of semen), and motility (normal ranges vary by laboratory). Poorly motile sperm, known as asthenospermia, can be a cause of male-factor infertility. There are many correctible causes - I recommend seeing an urologist. ...Read more

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What is the normal male sperm count which will result in pregnancy.

What is the normal male sperm count which will result in pregnancy.

Sperm count: Expert opinion may disagree on this, but roughly 20 million total-motile- normal sperm are usually needed (on average) for normal pregnancy chances with times intercourse. With medical help (like insemination, ivf) lower numbers may be fine. ...Read more

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What position to do after sperm is ejaculated if you want pregnancy?

What position to do after sperm is ejaculated if you want pregnancy?

Avoid standing up: Any position will work some more effectively then others. Intercourse standing up will allow semen leakage and is not recommended. Make sure that you wait 30 minutes post intercourse to get up to urinate. ...Read more

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Can sperms cause pregnancy after 4 hours lying under the foreskin?

Can sperms cause pregnancy after 4 hours lying under the foreskin?

Probably not...: Considering the high fastidious requirements for sperms to survive, move, and swim, those sperms trapped between glans penis and foreskin if any probably would not be good for fertilizing a timely waiting egg. Nonetheless, do HPT in a week after missing period and repeat it if the first test is (-) and still in doubt. ...Read more

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How soon after the sperm reaches the egg do you have pregnancy symptoms?

How soon after the sperm reaches the egg do you have pregnancy symptoms?

As early as 1 week: Symptoms of pregnancy can occur as early as 1 week and often by 2 weeks after fertilization and are often confused with symptoms of an impending period. Symptoms can include: cramping, mild spotting of blood for implantation of embryo; nausea and food aversions, and breast swelling. ...Read more

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Can sperm travel through two pairs of pants and underwear to cause pregnancy?

Can sperm travel through two pairs of pants and underwear to cause pregnancy?

No: sperm can not migrate through multiple layers of clothing to reach the vagina. ...Read more

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Without intercourses and without sperm relase is there any chance to get pregnancy.?

Without intercourses and without sperm relase is there any chance to get pregnancy.?

No sperm preg.: F of unknown age from India. Without intercourses and without sperm relase is there any chance to get pregnancy.? ANS: I have only heard of one immaculate conception. So no sperm = no pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why do pregnancy starts at conception instead of when the sperm first enters your body?

Why do pregnancy starts at conception instead of when the sperm first enters your body?

Predicting birth: Relies on the date of conception (or the last menstrual period). Since sperm can enter the body and not result in a pregnancy, this is not a reliable event to use.

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How likely is it for sperm to go through to pairs of underwear and result in pregnancy?

How likely is it for sperm to go through to pairs of underwear and result in pregnancy?

Very unlikely: Remember, the sperm needs a fluid medium to travel through the cervix, into the uterus, and into the fallopian tubes.... I change my answer... No way it can happen. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take the pregnancy test starting from the day the sperm went it?

How long should I wait to take the pregnancy test starting from the day the sperm went it?

7-10 days: You may have a positive test as early as a week. However, it could take as long as 14 days to get a positive test depending on the over-the-counter test. ...Read more

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How likely is it that insemination will lead to pregnancy when there are issues with the sperm?

How likely is it that insemination will lead to pregnancy when there are issues with the sperm?

Depends: If only mild sperm abnormalities, your chances of pregnancy with insemination may be as high as 15-20% per attempt. The more severe the abnormality, the lower the chances become. ...Read more

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Is it safe doing sex during 9th month pregnancy? If yes, Can sperm be left inside during 9th month pregnancy

Is it safe doing sex during 9th month pregnancy? If yes, Can sperm be left inside during 9th month pregnancy

Yes, safe: Yes, it's perfectly safe. Your cervix has a thick mucus plug that prevents entry to pathologic agents. It also prevents sperm from getting in. Sperm left inside the vagina die within a matter of a few hours due to the acidic nature of that environment. ...Read more

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Some websites say that sperm can go through a single thin layer such as an underwear & cause pregnancy. Is this true?

Some websites say that sperm can go through a single thin layer such as an underwear & cause pregnancy. Is this true?

Yes, when wet: Wet thin clothing material is porous when wet with vaginal secretions and can be penetrated by sperm as they are microscopic. ...Read more

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Once water in toilet seat is flushed would the sperm in it be flushed away as well causing no possibility of pregnancy?

Once water in toilet seat is flushed would the sperm in it be flushed away as well causing no possibility of pregnancy?

99.999% not pregnant: Sperm die very quickly unless they are either still in man's urethra or inside woman's vagina or uterus. Live sperm have enter upper vagina before there is chance of pregnancy. Always good hygiene to wipe strange toilet seats before using & use condom for sex if you don't want to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Sperm Count (Definition)

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