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What does sluggish mean? Normal percentage for active, sluggish and dead sperm mobility?

Hi I have questions about my sperm test results, and my testicles. What does sluggish mean? what is the normal percentage for active, sluggish, and dead sperm mobility? Also, I visited three doctors about some pain in testicles. After I did an echography, the results showed bilateral dilatations of spermaticus vens, with grade 1 in the right side, and grade 3 in the left side. Both tessts are normal in size and echotexture. Tow doctors suggested a surgery to repair the testicles, but the third one said since I have no change in shape and size of testicles, and the sperm counts and mobility are good, I don t have to do surgery. And he said if I decided to do it he will just do the left side. What do you suggest? Thanks.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Jul 2016
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it is not clear what is the percentage of active motile sperms reported in your semen analysis report.
Active motile sperms are those who move at a fast speed in a straight line and capable of fertilising female egg.resulting in pregnancy.
while sluggish motility indicates sperms moving in a curvilinear and zigzag pattern with slow speed These sperms can not fertilise ovum.(Female Egg).
Normal values of active motile sperms should be in a range of 30 to 50% active sperms
Since you have grade three varicocele on left side you can undergo surgery of Varicocele.This will help in increasing sperm count and quality of sperms.
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