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What does this semen analysis report indicate?

Hi, my boyfriend have this report on semen analysis. Volume-2.5, color-opaque grey, ph-8, viscocity liquefaction time-30 mins, total sperm count-36, sluggish mitile-10, non motile-75,pus cells 1-2, macrophages 0-2, abnormal form-05.
Could somebody please interpret this results.
Thanks
Tue, 3 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

This semen analysis report shows asthenospermia which mean slow sperm motility,sperm motility is very important in order to fertilize the egg once the sperms are in vagina.

in 90% of the cases the cause of low sperm motility is varicocele which is abnormal dilation of testicular veins which causes stasis of blood in the testis raising the temperature of testis which leads to damage of sperms. I would advise you to get his scrotal doppler ultrasound to rule out varicocele and in the meanwhile start him on n-acetylcarnitine and evion for 3 months and repeat semen analysis after 3 months.

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