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Does the semen analysis report seem normal ?

Hi Please help me on this, last week I had semen test showing that Volume- 5ml, Active Motility Sperm 40%, Sluggish sperm 30%, Dead 30%, and morphology normal, sperm count 1.5Million/ml. Please help me to understand what does this mean and if the sperm count is very low what should I do to improve, because I am getting worried with 1.5sperm count. Please help me if this can be cured.
Asked On : Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Dear your semen analysis as put by you in this question for analysis ;your volume is ok count is ess motality is also less and dead sperm are slightly more for your help i am giving you the normal sperm analysis as given by WHO .COMPARE YOURS WITH that of WHO standard;

“Normal” sperm count, as defined by the World Health Organization, is characterized by:

The concentration of spermatozoa should be at least 20 million per ml.
The total volume of semen should be at least 2ml.
The total number of spermatozoa in the ejaculate should be at least 40 million.
At least 75 per cent of the spermatozoa should be alive (it is normal for up to 25 per cent to be dead).
At least 30 per cent of the spermatozoa should be of normal shape and form.
At least 25 per cent of the spermatozoa should be swimming with rapid forward movement.
At least 50 per cent of the spermatozoa should be swimming forward, even if only sluggishly.

These numbers amount to averages; Having a sperm count below these numbers does not guarantee that a man will be unable to father a child; likewise, having a sperm count higher than these numbers does not guarantee that a man will be able to father a child.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma's  Response

Welcome to HealthCareMagic,

Your sperm count is very low. This condition is known as Oligospermia.

As investigations are required to find out the cause, you should consult a Physician.

Treatment will depend on underlying cause.

Hope you found my response to your query informative and helpful.

With good wishes,

Dr.Chandra Shekhar Sharma
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