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Can you interpret semen analysis results?

Hi doc :) Can you interpret the semen analysis of my boyfriend... Thanks in advance:)) Appearance - transparent Viscosity - +1 pH - 8.5 Concentration. - 11.2 Motility - 18 Progressive. - 8 Non-progressive - 10 Total Sperm count - 16.8 Total motile sperm count - 3.0 Vitality - 30 Morphology Normal. - 1 Immature - Few Roun cells - 1.0 Debris - +1
Asked On : Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
The interpretation of the semen report is as follows:
Appearance: Transparent- Normal
Viscosity: +1- Normal
pH: 8.5, alkaline- Normal
Volume: Not mentioned- It should be atleast 2 ml/ejaculate
Concentration of sperms: 11.2 million/ml- Low, normal concentration should be atleast 20 million/ml of semen
Total sperm count: 16.8 million- Low, normally it should be atleast 40 million/ml
Motility: 18 % out of which only 8% show progressive motility and 10 % show non-progressive motility, normally 50% sperms should show progressive rapid motility
Morphology: Normal- Atleast 50% sperms should show normal morphology
1 immature cell and few rounded cells are a normal finding

Interpretation of the semen report is that the sperm count is low and motility of the sperms is also low.
These findings can lead to infertility.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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