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Fertility problem, semen analysis shows 49 million, 5% mobile, male fertility supplement.

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i have problem regarding fertility , i am 29 years old male. did the test for semen analysis , count was 49 million . volume 5, but viscosity was high in semen test . and after 3 hr only 5 % semen was mobile . what can i do to cure this problem. is male ferlality supplement ok to take? or is there any other medicine i can take . we are trying to conceive for a year . my wife's health is fine .i don't have any other medical problem too.


Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 in Men's Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 days later
Hello Navdeep
Thanks for writing to us.
As per your semen analysis report, your sperm counts and semen volume both are normal.The normal sperm count is over 15 million sperms, volumes between 1.0 mL and 6.5 mL are normal and regarding the liquefaction time, it normally takes less than 20 minutes for the sample to change from a thick gel into a liquid.

An abnormally long liquefaction (more than 30 minutes at 37 24°C) time may indicate an infection, however the criteria is different for NICE. It states that a liquefaction time within 60 minutes is regarded as within normal ranges. In your case, the liquefaction time seems to be prolonged.

For further evaluation, you need to consult a fertility specialist and you and your partner need to get sperm-cervical mucus interactions which include the post-coital test, the sperm cervical mucus contact test and the in vitro sperm-cervical mucus penetration assay done.

Whether you will be able to father a child or not depends on that. In vitro fertilization can be employed if the test results come abnormal.

Eat a diet that includes whole, unprocessed foods. The best foods for health in general, and also for sperm count problems, are whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seed. Avoid alcohol, smoking, take more of proteins and fresh vegetables.

Minerals like zinc & selenium, amino acids like l-carnitine, and antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E are very crucial to sperm health.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

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