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Doctor insights on: Sperm Viability

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I underwent varicocelectomy 4 months ago, my sperm viability went down from 70% to 50%, with no changes in count, why is that?

I underwent varicocelectomy 4 months ago, my sperm viability went down from 70% to 50%, with no changes in count, why is that?

Varicocelectomy: A change from 70 to 50% is not significant and may represent normal variation, or may be from having any kind of surgery. It can take up to 6 month for sperm function to respond to a varicocele ligation. In about 50% of cases, there is no change. ...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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If sperm from one women vagina transfer on uncover probe and after 5 minutes it transfer to another women vagina then what the viability of sperm?

If sperm from one women vagina transfer on uncover probe and after 5 minutes it transfer to another women vagina then what the viability of sperm?

Rare: It is possible that sperm could survive and be transferred from one woman's vagina to another woman's vagina - a sperm might survive many hours or even up to a day. The likelihood of establishing a pregnancy in this manner is very very low but might not be zero. ...Read more

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Very little sperm?

Very little sperm?

Need testing: If you low sperm count, you need an evaluation to determine the cause. It may be a hormonal problem, obstruction, or failure of the testicles to make sperm. Routine blood tests will help identify the cause. ...Read more

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How does sperm die?

How does sperm die?

Sperm death: Well, this is got to be one of the more unusual questions here. I'm wondering in what context you want to know. Sperm, like any living tissue requires some sort of "food or energy" to survive. We also have to remain in some form of solution and not dry out. There are formulas and chemicals that can kill sperm. Here's something you can read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/spermicide. ...Read more

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How is sperm counted?

How is sperm counted?

Under microscopy.: A semen sample is first prepared for microscopic analysis and then loaded into a chamber called a hemocytometer. Variations of this device are also used for blood cell counts. The device has a grid, and the number of spermatozoa in each grid is counted. Based on these counts, the total number of sperm can be calculated. ...Read more

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Is thick sperm normal?

Is thick sperm normal?

It can be: The viscosity or thickness of semen depends on the number of recent ejaculates as well as the hydration status of the patient. Several ejaculates within a small amount of time will increase the thickness and decrease the volume. ...Read more

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How to increase sperms?

How to increase sperms?

Lifestyle : Seek urological evaluation. No alcohol. No recreational drugs. Boxer shorts. No steroids. Review any prescription meds with the doctor. On line there's a supplement called proxeed which may help. ...Read more