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What is vital spermatozoa?

vitality test: Vitality tests help determine whether immotile sperm are alive or not. ...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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What exactly is spermatozoa?

What exactly is spermatozoa?

The sperm.: Spermatozoon is a fancy way of referring to a single sperm. Spermatozoa is pleural, referring to many sperm. They carry the male genetic material in a cellular package that includes a head, a middle piece, and a tail called a flagellum. ...Read more

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What does spermatozoa means?

Spermatozoa: This is another name for the sperm produced in the testies. ...Read more

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What is abnormal spermatozoa?

What is abnormal spermatozoa?

Sperm abnormality: It is difficult to say based on your question but I suspect a semen analysis was done and the abnormality describes either an abnormal appearance of the sperm, abnormal movement of the sperm or a low sperm count. Depending on the degree of the abnormality, your fertility may be impacted ...Read more

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What affects my fertility or the growth of spermatozoa?

What affects my fertility or the growth of spermatozoa?

Many factors: Hormonal deficiencies, both acquired and genetic. Infections, certain drugs, chronic illnesses, environmental toxins, trauma, and radiation, as well as elevated testicular temperatures are known to cause a decrease in sperm production. If it has been determined, that you have a decrease in your sperm production, I believe you will probably need to see a doctor, to help sort out the possible causes ...Read more

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Subsequent to just having a vasectomy , how long does it take for spermatozoa not to be viable?

Subsequent to just having a vasectomy , how long does it take for spermatozoa not to be viable?

Up to 6 weeks: You need 2b careful until semen analysis is devoid of sperm. That is why patients should have a post vasectomy semen analysis. There is a 0.25 - 0.5% failure rate. ...Read more

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Does a female benefit from spermatozoa other than just getting pregnant ?

Does a female benefit from spermatozoa other than just getting pregnant ?

No: There are no physical or physiological 'benefits' to a female form sperm except possible pregnancy. ...Read more

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This is an ovulation question. How long does the female egg live before being fertilized by spermatozoa? What's the window

This is an ovulation question. How long does the female egg live before being fertilized by spermatozoa? What's the window

24 hours or less: An oocyte can be fertilized for a maximum of 24 hours after ovulation, many believe only 10-12 hours. Technically that's not quite the same as saying 24 hours after detection of an lh surge. It's much shorter than most realize, the idea of "4-5 fertile days" is not biologically correct at all, it's a simplification for timing strategy at home. ...Read more

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My semen analysis report says, "on initial slide, there is dead and non progressive spermatozoa in 100 fields", what does it mean?

My semen analysis report says, "on initial slide, there is dead and non progressive spermatozoa in 100 fields", what does it mean?

Semen report: Happy to help you, but in order to upload your reports, you would have to contact one of us via HealthTap Concierge or Healthtap Prime. If you do, we can help you analyze it. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Does late assessment of motility for more than one hour afect % of motility? I received my result with 44% non motile spermatozoa was that the result of late assessment? Seminal pH was 7.5

Does late assessment of motility for more than one hour afect % of motility? I received my result with 44% non motile spermatozoa was that the result of late assessment? Seminal pH was 7.5

See remark: More than an hour is not Late if the specimen was kept close to body temperature,and not left in a cold room or refrigerator. In the field of infertility ,we don't depend on result of one test.Repeat the semen analysis in two weeks to verify the 1st result. ...Read more

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Does the HIV virus infect the germ cell spermatozoa?

Does the HIV virus infect the germ cell spermatozoa?

Likely not.: It is most likely that the virus may be in the white blood cells within the seminal fluid. Whether they nonspecifically adhere to the sperm as many dna viruses do, is less clear. Regardless, many fertility programs around the world have developed ways to "wash" sperm from HIV positive men and have used it to make healthy babies. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have seminal pH of 7.5 and 30% active progressive movement, 26% non progressive and 44% non motile spermatozoa making a 56% motility? Note motility assessment was done after 1 hour? 2. If other results are 20% liqifaction after 1 hour

Possible ...: The reported findings in semen analysis for male infertility is possible. However, the significance of individual finding has to be correlated with clinical profile. Normally and preferably, semen liquefies in 30 minutes with sperm concentration >15-20 million/ml, motility >60%, etc. But all the figures are just give a rough probability to conceive if the environment for sperm & egg to meet is ok. ...Read more

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My FSH is 51.5, testosteron 432.0.Testes looks small.Histopathology report reveals seminiferous tubules with a few spermatozoa.31years, married of 2year?

My FSH is 51.5, testosteron 432.0.Testes looks small.Histopathology report reveals seminiferous tubules with a few spermatozoa.31years, married of 2year?

Sperm retrieval: This points towards testicular failure. However, their is still some sperm production. Based on that, you can try to conceive via in vitro fertilization. Sperm will need to be retrieved from the testes and directly injected into the egg (icsi). Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be used to improve spermatazoa motility?

What can be used to improve spermatazoa motility?

Sperm motility: First, an examination to rule out a varicocele which can affect sperm motility. There is no conclusive evidence that anything else helps, but avoiding hot baths which can increase testicular temperature has been recommended with mixed results, also vitamin supplements containing zinc and some herbal remedies may help. ...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