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Semen test done. Squamous cells occasional, surtoli cells occasional, appearance thick & viscous. What does it mean?

Hi , I m mohit from india, i had semen test report, in that volume 2ml, liquefaction 40/mts., appearnce thick & viscous, reaction(pH) basic (8.0), sperm count 150 mill/ml, sperm 30% mptile, 20 sluggishly, 50 non-motile, abnormal 10%, pus cells 1-2 /H.P.F, RBCs Nil /H.P.F, Squamous cells occasional, surtoli cells occasional, agglutination Nil, What does it mean?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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Hi Mohit,
Thanks for writing in.
The pH of the semen is increased and the motility of the sperms is decreased. There are also a few pus cells. This can be due to an infection and you would need treatment for that. You would need a course of oral antibiotics.
The motility of the sperms can lead to problems when you are trying to have a child.
Hope this helps
Answered: Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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Welcome to HCM.

Tests that may be done during a semen analysis include:

A semen analysis is usually done to test the semen and sperm count, often during infertility work up and at times after a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal operation. It is intended to check semen volume, semen pH, liquifaction time, fructose levels, sperm count, sperm motility and sperm morphology.

Normal volume per ejaculation in 2-5 ml, anything less would be abnormal. Liquefaction time is when the semen which is usually viscous and thick liquefies or thins up to release sperms. Normally, it is 20-30 mins. Since the sperms will have to travel a long way, the later the liquefaction, the better it is. Sperm count is the number of sperms in one ejaculation, which is normally 20 million. Low sperm counts are called oligospermia and may be associated with infertility. Sperm shape or morphology is usually normal (head, body and tail). Abnormal sperms such as having two heads or two tails, a short tail, a tiny head (pinhead), or a round (rather than oval) head may be unable to move normally or to penetrate an egg. Sperm motility or movement is normal if 50 % are forward moving. Semen pH is normally 7-8. A vast difference may kill the sperms. White blood cells may be found if there is any infection.

Hence, your semen analysis reflects only slight motility problem and may not impact your fertility greatly. Figs have been known to help improve semen motility as per experience.
Answered: Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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