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What is a mean of my sperm count is low and motility is sluggish?

What is a mean of my sperm count is low and motility is sluggish?

Needs investigation: Heat is the most common cause of poor motility. Sperm like to be 2 degrees cooler than body temperature--that's what the scrotum does; keep sperm cooler outside the pelvis. Any guy can attest the difference between a cold lake and a hot tub! Varicocele is a common, correctable cause of low motility. Avoid hot tubs, laptops on the lap while trying to conceive.

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My husbands results have a total sperm count of 319.6, what does that mean? His motility is 63%.

My husbands results have a total sperm count of 319.6, what does that mean? His motility is 63%.

Excellent: Any thing less than 15 m / per ml and non swimmers (non motile) exceeding 33% will be a problem for fertilization (to get pregnant) Then what is the problem, you have excellent chance of having a baby.

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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.

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Husband's sperm analysis was volume 0.5, pH 7.0, prog/motility 75% sperm count 122, also RBC what does this mean? Can we still have kids

Husband's sperm analysis was volume 0.5, pH 7.0, prog/motility 75% sperm count 122, also RBC what does this mean? Can we still have kids

Here are some. ..: The data of semen analysis are not specific for answering you Q in specific way. But, since he has been under active care including testing and taking clomid, (clomiphene) all his infertility-related questions should be directed to the treating doc. Online inquiry is much resource-consuming for the public & yours. So, ask the treating Doc, who is obligated to answer you, but trying not to be overbearing...

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When sperm analysis is done in uk 1 figure for motility given, does it mean total moving sperm or moving sperm that r capable of fertilising egg?

Moving sperm: The semen analysis typically provides data on semen volume, sperm count, motility and morphology (appearance). The caveat with the semen analysis is that it can't predict fertility. That means sperm capability of fertilizing an egg cannot be assessed. There is an argument that low morphology may potentially predict low fertilization rate.

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What's the good sperm motility after half an hour of ejaculation? Mine sperm motility was 30 % active and 40 % sluggish. Is it good?

Low: That is low. 50% or more is normal. Would repeat in 1 month. Sometimes other things like a cold can affect the sperm quality.

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What is sperm motility?

What is sperm motility?

Sperm motility: Grading scale: 0 = no motion. 1 = some head or tail movement, but no forward progress. 2 = feeble forward progress, not likely fast enough to swim against the current through the fallopian tube. 3 = rapid forward progression 4 = frenzied swimming (rarely seen in human sperm).

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How to increase sperm motility?

Sperm motility: Check for possible varicocele (varicose veins) along spermatic cord; wear boxer shorts instead of tight clothing; avoid drugs like cocaine, marihuana; avoid hot tub baths.

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How can I boost sperm motility?

You can't (mostly): Most experts say you can't. Even if low you don't need to boost motility already in a normal range. Common sense like reduced alcohol and no tobacco helps some men, but it's a very small change. Men with anatomic abnormalities sometimes improve mot through surgery. Some fertility specialists and uroplogists have good experiences with using supplements and drugs, but no good studies back this up.

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How can I improve sperm motility?

How can I improve sperm motility?

See a Doctor: Why is your sperm motility low? Have you been checked by a Urologist? Yo may have a varicoele that can be removed and your sperm motility can get better. Also, do not expose your scrotum to heat. Avoid jacuzzis. Avoid jobs that increase your heat exposure.

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How can improve sperm count & motility?

Healthy lifestyle: By eating a healthy diet, maintaining a good weight, avoiding testicular overheating from saunas, hot tubs, etc., avoiding tobacco, and other substance abuse as well as exposure to toxins such as radiation and chemical exposure, you will be able to optimize your sperm count.

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How can you address low sperm motility?

You can't (mostly): Most experts say you can't. Even if low you don't need to boost motility already in a normal range. Common sense like reduced alcohol and no tobacco helps some men, but it's a very small change. Men with anatomic abnormalities sometimes improve mot through surgery. Some fertility specialists and uroplogists have good experiences with using supplements and drugs, but no good studies back this up.

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Can low sperm count/motility be treated?

Can low sperm count/motility be treated?

Possible with...: If potential underlying causes were suspected, such as varicocele, vas obstruction, etc., surgical correction can be done and may help. For idiopathic condition, empirical use of clomiphene for 6 months may be tried. Of course, female partner needs to be evaluated because female factors for infertility counts for 40% of times wholly and 20-30 % of times partially.

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What is 'good' sperm count and motility?

20million per ml: Who criteria state that normal counts are above 20million per cc of semen. Some other studies say that pregnancy rates fall when sperm concentration are below 15 million per cc. Motility and morphology and semen volume are other important parameters.

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Can marijuanna cause slow sperm motility?

Can marijuanna cause slow sperm motility?

Yes: Marijuana use, depending on amount and duration, can affect all the semen parameters, including motility.

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Are there drugs to improve sperm motility?

Motility: Some doctors recommend antioxidants (like vitamin c and vitamin e) for this purpose. They are safe, but be aware they have not been proven to work consistently, and you need to take them at least 3 months to find out if they've helped - so it's a shot in the dark.

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What can I do to increase my sperm motility?

What can I do to increase my sperm motility?

See a Urologist: Avoid drug use like marijuana. Avoid smoking. Be aware of environmental toxins.

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