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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. ...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


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How can improve sperm count & motility?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is 'good' sperm count and motility?

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. ...Read more

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What are good numbers for sperm count and motility?

What are good numbers for sperm count and motility?

See below: Normal motility should be >50% motile. Most important number is total motile sperm count (volume x concentration x motility) normal total count would be >40 million, but numbers can vary up to 50% day to day. <20 million total is concerning, <10 million is very low. ...Read more

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What is best to increase my bf sperm count and motility.

What is best to increase my bf sperm count and motility.

Sensible diet: Sensible diet, healthy living. Don't drink alcohol, do drugs, and certainly do no use tobacco. There is no 'fertility food' for men or women. Supplements and herbals also have no proven value; most are a huge waste of money. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is there anything men can do to increase sperm count & motility naturally?

Evaluation: There are several things you can do at home but it's probably best to speak with a doctor first, and then come up with a game plan. ...Read more

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I have low motility and low vitality but sperm count is good..what can be done?

I have low motility and low vitality but sperm count is good..what can be done?

Urologist: A Urologist sometimes adds medications like Clomid (clomiphene) to enhance sperm actions and counts. If all else fails, IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) using your existing sperm is worth a try. ...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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Sperm Count (Definition)

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