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Semen analysis done. Low sperm motility. Is it possible to father a child?

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I have noted below my Semen analysis report and like to know is it ok for father a child and how good is it? cooperation in this regard is highly appreciated.thank you. XXXXXXX S XXXXXXX
Volume: 2.0 ml
Appearance : Dirty White
Liquefaction : Completely liquefied after incubation at 37 degree celcius for 30 minutes.
PH : Alkaline
Sperm Count : 50 million/ml
Sperm motility : Activeli motile 15%, Feebly Motile 25% and non Motile 60% .Motility within one hour of ejaculation.
Sperm Morphology : 28% sperms abnormal abnormality of head/tail/body)
Sperm Clumping : Absent
Leukocytes : 3-4 / HPF
Epithelial Cells : 2-3 HPF
Germ Cells :present
fructose : present.
Opinion: normozoosspermia with decreased mot


Posted Sat, 7 Jul 2012 in Infertility Problem
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 40 minutes later
Hello and thanks for the query
Your motility of sperms is low but i feel you can father a child.ideally it should have been more than 60%
Rest of your reports are reasonably alright.
 WHO also has a parameter of vitality, with a lower reference limit of 60% live spermatozoa. A man can have a total number of sperm far over the limit of 20 million sperm cells per milliliter, but still have bad quality because too few of them are motile. However, if the sperm count is very high, then a low motility (for example, less than 60%) might not matter, because the fraction might still be more than 8 million per millilitre. The other way around, a man can have a sperm count far less than 20 million sperm cells per millilitre and still have good motility, if more than 60% of those observed sperm cells show good forward movement.
This way even if your actively motile sperms are only 15%,it still becomes around 8 million per ml,which should be enough to make you father a child.

If the sperm test is abnormal, this will need to be repeated 3-4 times over a period of 3-6 months to confirm whether the abnormality is persistent or not. Don't jump to a conclusion based on just one report - remember that sperm counts do tend to vary on their own! It takes six weeks for the testes to produce new sperm - which is why you need to wait before repeating the test. It also makes sense to repeat it from another laboratory, to ensure that the report is valid.
I hope to have answered your query however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
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Follow-up: Semen analysis done. Low sperm motility. Is it possible to father a child? 42 hours later

Thank you for your answer and since my motility sperms are low would like to know how can I improve motility active sperms and what are the suggestions to improve sperms count and improve motile sperms ? any food and medication will improve motility sperms ?
thank you for your cooperation in this regard.

Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 3 hours later
 there are natural ways to increase your sperm count and these are

 Avoid Heat like using laptops on your lap
Smoking, Alcohol, Cocaine Cause Low Sperm Count
Lack of Exercise Cause Low Sperm Count

Deficiency of Zinc, Selenium Vitamin C cause Low Sperm Count

Zinc is an essential nutrient for all your sexual needs. Zinc cures erectile dysfunction and increases the production of testosterone hormone. Testosterone is also known as male hormone because it is responsible for all the sexual activities of a man. Zinc also provides you sexual stamina and energy.

Eat Foods XXXXXXX in Zinc to Increase Sperm Count and motility like banana and oysters

Eat Foods XXXXXXX in Selenium to Increase  Counts and motility like garlic and eggs

Eat Foods XXXXXXX in Vitamin C to Increase Counts and motility like lemon and oranges.

Eat Foods XXXXXXX in Vitamin B to Increase Sperm Count like spinach, milk, apples, broccoli, avocado, XXXXXXX leaves, potato, wheat germ etc to get different types of B vitamins.

Exercise is one of the best and surest ways to increase sperm count. Exercise improves blood circulation and causes your system to absorb all the nutrients from the food you eat. If you don’t exercise, nutrients from your foods will not be utilized hence it will give you very little benefits even if you eat healthy foods.
L-ARGININE XXXXXXX can be taken for improvement of counts and motility.It is found in high concentrations in almonds,peanuts,raisins,sunflower seeds,sesame seeds,brown rice,oatmeal etc.
Anxiety is a very important issue and responsible for premature ejaculation.
You should try to keep your mind calm by doing yoga,meditation and XXXXXXX breathing techniques.

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