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What could be the reason for sperm sample to turn out invalid?

My sperm sample was turned out to be invalid/improper in recent test done. What does it mean? My age is 33, height 5 ft 5 inches, weight is 175 lb and I am on tablets to control HIGH BP . My earlier sample though spilled a bit had count of 2 million and this time I thought it was proper. Just that we abstained from any sexual activity for 3 weeks. Can it be one of the reasons? I do not smoke , drink alcohol (last time it was 2 months).
Asked On : Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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HIV AIDS Specialist 's  Response
Hai Raghs,
Welcom to HCM.
Ideal interval to collect semen is between 3-7 days. Semen collected before 3 days abstinence and after 7 days abstinence will not give the correct value. It has to be collected in clean, dry wide mouth container without any chemicals or lubricants, preferably by masturbation within the premises of laboratory. If any of these conditions are not observed your semen may be consider as invalid/ improper. Try once again after 15 days with an abstinence from sex for thee days.
Better luck. Dr SM
Answered: Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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