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What is the purpose of the acrosome of a sperm?

What is the purpose of the acrosome of a sperm?

Dissolve ovum shell: Dissolves outer covering of ovum (egg) after sperm comes into contact with the ovum and permits sperm to penetrate "outer shell" of the ovum. After penetration nuclei of sperm and ovum can unite before they start to divide and form an embryo. ...Read more

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Acrosome (Definition)

Acrosome is an organelle that develops over the anterior half of the head in the spermatozoa (sperm cells) of many animals. It is a cap-like structure derived from the golgi apparatus. Acrosome formation is completed during testicular maturation. In eutherian mammals the acrosome contains digestive enzymes ...Read more


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I had 5 semen test and have been told that I have 99 % of abnormal sperm, i was told that all my sperms are missing acrosome, how can I get them back?

Cant: So basically you have 1% normal morphology with few acrosomes. That is not going to change. It means that almost for sure you will need ivf with icsi to become pregnant, and that may not be as easy as it normally is to find good sperm. I would recommend consulting with a fertility specialist and getting started since this may be a bit of an uphill battle. ...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?

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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Sperm 0% morphology +no acrosome present-all other factors good. Is only way to conceive IVF with ICSI? Can it happen naturally? Female tests all good

Sperm 0% morphology +no acrosome present-all other factors good. Is only way to conceive IVF with ICSI? Can it happen naturally? Female tests all good

ICSI: Natural pregnancy can still happen in cases of zero morphology, however the chances of conception are very low. ICSI is recommended when zero morphology is encountered. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acrosome?

See below: Acrosome is an organelle that develops over the anterior half of the head in the spermatozoa (sperm cells) of many animals. It is a cap-like structure derived from the golgi apparatus. Acrosome formation is completed during testicular maturation. In eutherian mammals the acrosome contains digestive enzymes (including hyaluronidase and acrosin). ...Read more

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After ejaculate inside, what to do to wash away sperm for hygienic purposes not to get infection(im not concerned about pregnancy cause im on yaz)?

After ejaculate inside, what to do to wash away sperm for hygienic purposes not to get infection(im not concerned about pregnancy cause im on yaz)?

A vagina self-cleans: Vaginas are designed to be self-cleaning. It is not natural to be washing the inside of a vagina, but once in a while may be ok. If bacterial vaginosis is a problem, one might do better if she keeps semen out of her vagina for a while, to allow her vagina to naturally self-clean and maintain normal acidity ; normal microbes. Frequent sex is fine, but using condoms to contain the semen each time. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on hands? (70% ethyl alcohol, purpose antimicrobial)

Yes,...: Despite no specific study, commonsense would firmly support the sperm-killing ability of sanitizer. So, yes. Nonetheless, follow the current available recommendations to safeguard practice of safe sex so to lessen unnecessary and unwanted anxiety and fear. ...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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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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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