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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I just got my sperm analysis results back. My sperm count came back at at 10 mil, and everything else was normal. So: 1) Is 10 mil considered low, or too low to conceive?
2) I did the analysis 2 days after having sex. Was that too soon?
Cheers, and I appreciate an answers that can be given.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   Hi there
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Plz specify the units
Doctor :   Mil is not standard
Doctor :   Is it million per hpf
User :   I believe so yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Your values are low normal
Doctor :   They are sufficient for succesful fertilization
Doctor :   All needed is lifestyle changes
Doctor :   Like avoid smoking and alcohol consumption
Doctor :   And Avoid sedeantry lifestyle
Doctor :   Start with moderate physical work
Doctor :   And regular food and sleep habits
Doctor :   Also practise stress releiving excercises like yoga/ meditation
User :   Thank you for all of that. Fortuneately I do not smoke or drink, so I guess I'm on the right track. And may I ask about part 2 of my question?
Doctor :   Yes proceed
User :   Thank you. I did the sperm analysis 2 days after having sex. Was that too soon?
Doctor :   Yes minimum sexual abstinence for a week is iwse
Doctor :   *wise
Doctor :   Will have better results
User :   That's what I thought. Regardless, my doctor is sending me for an ultrasound and to a urologist next week. (he is very thorough). Would you recommend another anayisis first?
Doctor :   Yes that will be wise
Doctor :   And do follow abstinence for a week
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   Of course - 35.
User :   My wife is 34.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then you may also require other tests suggested by your age
Doctor :   Considering the age specified
Doctor :   At this age ahving an complete workup is always productive
User :   Ok. It sounds like i may be getting that next week.
Doctor :   Yes first repeat your semen analysis if values are alright , do get the remaning during your annuals
User :   I will, thank you. You've been very helpful.
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   Puts my mind at ease a bit. :)
User :   Cheers
Doctor :   Wishing you all the best
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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