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What does the semen assessment report indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: I am a 34 year old man trying, unsuccessfully, for our first child. I have just received my Semen Assessment report back. Please could you help interpret them for me?

Volume: 4.7ml
Count: 2.0 millions/ml
Total Count: 9.4 millions
Mobility (a): 69%
Mobility (b): 5%
Mobility (c): 9%
Mobility (d): 17%
Normal Forms: 4%
Agglutination: <5
Round Cells: 0.0 millions/ml
pH: 8.30
Viscosity: Reduced

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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
LOW SPERM COUNT, BUT NORMAL MOTILITY, may need medical help

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

The number of sperm (sperm count) in your case is lower than usual. However this semen assessment will have to be repeated in 3-4 weeks since that can be a one time thing and be better in a few weeks. The mobility/ motility is fine.

You need an urologist checkup to rule out other factors that might add to the problem, also your partner needs to get checked by gynecologist with ultrasound of reproductive organs and hormonal status.

Also healthy diet and no alcohol, no cigarettes and stress reduction is advisable.

If there is still no pregnancy possible there can be very successfull help for you with assisted fertility such as intraunterine insemination (iui) and others.

With that you still have very good chances of pregnancy.

Hope this is helping you , if you have any clarifications you can get back to me, if this was helpful please kindly rate my answer. Best regards

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What does the semen assessment report indicate?

Brief Answer: LOW SPERM COUNT, BUT NORMAL MOTILITY, may need medical help Detailed Answer: Dear patient, The number of sperm (sperm count) in your case is lower than usual. However this semen assessment will have to be repeated in 3-4 weeks since that can be a one time thing and be better in a few weeks. The mobility/ motility is fine. You need an urologist checkup to rule out other factors that might add to the problem, also your partner needs to get checked by gynecologist with ultrasound of reproductive organs and hormonal status. Also healthy diet and no alcohol, no cigarettes and stress reduction is advisable. If there is still no pregnancy possible there can be very successfull help for you with assisted fertility such as intraunterine insemination (iui) and others. With that you still have very good chances of pregnancy. Hope this is helping you , if you have any clarifications you can get back to me, if this was helpful please kindly rate my answer. Best regards