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Done post-thaw semen analysis. What does it mean?

My post-thaw analysis semen reports I think are low. One report says concentration 15 M/ml, 20% motiilty, 1.0 ml, motile/vial 3/M, progressive motility 3.0. Another report 15 days later says concentration 16 M/ml, motility 13%, vial volume 1.0 ml, motile cells/vial 2.0 M, pgoressive motility 2.5. What does that mean? This was done on 07/30/2001. I want to know if these parameters are good.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM
The useful information that i could get from what you ahve posted that you ahve got your semen analysis done on two occassions.
On both the occassions, total volumor of semen was low (Normal volume per ejaculate is atleast 2 ml)
Sperm count is also low on both occassiona. Normal sperm count is atleast 20 million per ml or 40 million per ejaculate.
Sperm motility is also low on both occassions, 20% and 13%. Normally, atleast 50% sperms should show progressive rapid forward movement.

Low sperm counts and low sperm motility leads to infertility.

Take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Das Arindam's  Response
Sep 2012
Hi, welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das
All the reports indicates low sperm concentration ( normal is >20 million /ml as per WHO 1999).
The motility of the sperm is also lower than accepted level ( normal is >50% as per WHO1999).
So, overall all the reports indicates abnormality and may cause infertility.
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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