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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can IUI help to impregnate even low sperm count and low motility?

Can IUI help to impregnate even low sperm count and low motility?

Depends how low ...: In general intrauterine insemination (iui) may help with mild to moderate sperm problems but ivf with icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is better for severe sperm problems. If semen analysis shows total motile counts (tmc) of less than 10 million on more than one sa, or IUI preparations have less than 2 million 'postwash' tmc (after the sperm is prepared) on a regular basis, icsi is needed. ...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.

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

Sperm (Definition)

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Sperm Count (Definition)

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