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Does the semen analysis report seem normal ?

Hi Please help me on this, last week I had semen test showing that Volume- 5ml, Active Motility Sperm 40%, Sluggish sperm 30%, Dead 30%, and morphology normal, sperm count 1.5Million/ml. Please help me to understand what does this mean and if the sperm count is very low what should I do to improve, because I am getting worried with 1.5sperm count. Please help me if this can be cured.
Asked On : Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Your semen analysis as put by you in this question for analysis:
Your volume is okay, count is less, motility is also less, and dead sperms are slightly more. For your help, I am giving you the normal sperm analysis as given by World Health Organization (WHO). Compare yours with that of WHO standard.

“Normal” sperm count, as defined by the WHO, is characterized by:
The concentration of spermatozoa should be at least 20 million/mL.
The total volume of semen should be at least 2 mL.
The total number of spermatozoa in the ejaculate should be at least 40 million.
At least 75% of the spermatozoa should be alive (it is normal for up to 25% to be dead).
At least 30% of the spermatozoa should be of normal shape and form.
At least 25% of the spermatozoa should be swimming with rapid forward movement.
At least 50% of the spermatozoa should be swimming forward, even if only sluggishly.

These numbers amount to averages; having a sperm count below these numbers does not guarantee that a man will be unable to father a child; likewise, having a sperm count higher than these numbers does not guarantee that a man will be able to father a child.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sadiq Mughal
Answered: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Your sperm count is very low. This condition is known as oligospermia. As investigations are required to find out the cause, you should consult a physician. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma
Answered: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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