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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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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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Sperm count 66million with post wash motility of 50% is this good number for doing iui?

Sperm count 66million with post wash motility of 50% is this good number for doing iui?

Yes: Not bad. Successful pregnancies have been achieved with numbers much lower than this. Best of luck. ...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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Good All, I am married and want to have a child but my medical report says Low sperm count and Motility. What is the solution please suggest. Thanks?

Good All, I am married and want to have a child but my medical report says Low sperm count and Motility. What is the solution please suggest. Thanks?

Increase good fats: Increase intake of omega 3 fish oil (2-3 grams of combined DHA and EPA) per day in addition to good fats (avocado, nuts, olive oil). go organic with lotions and avoid synthetic sun screens. Also avoid BPA, tricolsan (in anti bacterial soaps) and parabens. Weight lifting 20 minutes three times per week also very helpful in boosting sperm count. Take out trans fats and dairy must be organic ...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

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Total motile sperm 63 mil with 80% normal morphology and 30% motility is that good? Does total motile sperm count matter more than individual readings

Good: Those numbers are all good; better than average. Usually total motile normal is more important than individual parameters, but sometimes an individual number will rule if it is significantly out of the normal range. ...Read more

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Hematology test sperm count 99% motility sperm75% volume sperm 3.8 liquefication sperm ****1 is he good?

Here are some. ..: The punctuations in the question are not clear so I would just assume the report as follows: Sperm count at 99% of percentile score; sperm motility at 75%; semen volume at 3.8 cc; and semen liquefied at 1 minute. If so, yes, his semen analysis for male infertility is good in favor of impregnating a suitable female. ...Read more

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Sperm count 30 milli/ml, progressive motility 35%, non progressive 15%, immotile 50%, morphology:normal90 abnormal10%, sperm aggregate seen. Is it good?

Sperm count 30 milli/ml, progressive motility 35%, non progressive 15%, immotile 50%, morphology:normal90 abnormal10%, sperm aggregate seen. Is it good?

No: While your count is acceptable, the lack of normal motility effectively lowers that count to abnormally low numbers. There are certain supplements that can help to improve the motility of your sperm. You need to consult a urologist for advice and a Rx ...Read more

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Husban sperm count 60 sperm motility 90 normal form 9%elongted 2% small absent acrosomes 5% other abnormalities 84%good for intra uterine insemitation?

Yes: Yes good for iui, but if that is his consistent result (on two tests), and the cervix is normal and you are not using Clomid (clomiphene) as a stimulation drug for fertility treatment, there is no good evidence that IUI actually increases pregnancy rates. Iui became popular as a treatment to balance the negative effect of Clomid (clomiphene) on the cervical mucous. Now with newer drugs not so necessary. Good luck. ...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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What are the reasons for low sperm count and motility? And can we improve them how long does it take?

What are the reasons for low sperm count and motility? And can we improve them how long does it take?

LOW SPERM: THE REASONS ARE MANY - LOW HORMONES, TIGHT UNDERWEAR, BADLY FORMED TESTIS ETC... YOU NEED TO HAVE A FULL EVALUATION TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE AND THEN TREAT ...Read more

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After 2 hrs in a hot tub on saturday (at spa) & two other hrs in the hot tub on sunday, how long will it take for sperm count and motility to recover?

Probably not...: Such two sporadic warm events would not affect sperm count and motility since sperms take around 74 hours to form and mature and, for sure, there has been no known study to fit and answer the question under your described scenario. So, if infertility is your concern, do and follow everything you could do from what we might have known despite still something unknown behind what we have known. ...Read more

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I'm an unmarried man with low sperm count and motility. I had an operated varicocele. Did this solve my problem?

I'm an unmarried man with low sperm count and motility. I had an operated varicocele. Did this solve my problem?

Maybe: If the varicocele was corrected, the it did solve the problem of the varicocele. But semen analyses are very poor predictors of fertility - unless on the extremely low side. Fertility is a couple issue and so, when with a partner, give natural fertility a chance for several months. ...Read more

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Pls what fertility medicine could you recommend for someone who has been tested for low sperm count and motility.

Here are some. ..: The most reasonable bid is follow up the care plan with the treating Doc so to consider other factors which may contribute to low sperm count and motility before acting since the info provided is not enough to draw conclusion for prescribing Rx. ...Read more

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Icsi or IVF suitable for low sperm count and motility?

Icsi or IVF suitable for low sperm count and motility?

Yes: If you have exhausted all avenues including your mates. She may be very fertile or not if not then icsi and ivf can be a treatment but it can be very expsensive. ...Read more

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Am I become a father if my semen report is 32mil sperm count and motility is 20%?

Yes: Yes you most definitely can become father with that kind of semen analysis. I say this because your sperm count is normal, and your motility is low. The motility can be affected by issues such as how soon after you produce the specimen was it processed. I would repeat the semen analysis. Cheer up, make sure you produce the specimen and handed to them within 30 min. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Can a low sperm count and low motility impregnate a woman?

Can a low sperm count and low motility impregnate a woman?

How low?: Well....It only takes one, but men with below (roughly) 5-10 million motile normal sperm often can't impregnate their partners without medical assistance. If you wish to specify actual numbers i'd be glad to comment further. ...Read more

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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

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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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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. ...Read more

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My husbands sperm count is 170 mil motility is 33% nurse said normal but everything I've read says motility low? Why would they say normal?

Here are some...: The sperm motility at 33% is indeed low, preferably >60%. Note: the normal range is usually to include 95% of people or within 2 standard deviations, but doesn't mean impossibility. Besides, realizing that pregnancy at 44 belongs to the group of high-risk is a sound understanding. So, for more detail on variables of pregnancy, ask the related Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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My husband's sperm count has been varying. Last year it was 45 million with motility of 55 this year it is 17 million with motil 25. Y is it varying?

My husband's sperm count has been varying. Last year it was 45 million with motility of 55 this year it is 17 million with motil 25. Y is it varying?

Normal variation: Variation in sperm count is normal. That said, some things that can affect a semen analysis include the length of abstinence, whether collection was onsite, and illnesses or hot tub use in the 3 months prior to the sample. The parameters you listed are essentially normal with a decrease in motility this year. ...Read more

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