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Please can someone analyse these semen test results

Please can someone analyse these semen test results

  1. Charlie88


    Total progression 53
    Rapid progression 44
    Slow progression 9
    None progression 4
    Immotile 43

    Sperm count 143.3 million per 2.8 ml ejaculate

    Difficulty understanding what immotile means and if it is a problem or not?!

    I have a grade 2 varicocele. Unable to conceive in the last 16 months.

    Thank you

    10/15/2022 at 4:23 pm
  2. Hi Charlie88

    With regards to motility, your results are within normal ranges. Motility is the term used to describe how to sperm move and if if they move in a forwards, straight line, to get to the egg. Currently used guidelines are generally those set by the WHO in 2010, which say that a minumum of 32% must have progressive motility. Your results are 53% progressive motility (44 + 9). So this is a good result.

    Your sample also meets the standard for the minimum sperm concentration.

    The term immotile refers to the sperm that do not move. This doesn´t mean however that they are dead, just they do not move.

    In any sample there will be a percentage of immotile sperm, and you shouldn´t be concerned because the important thing is that the percentage of motile sperm is above the minimum levels.

    To learn more about sperm motility you may enjoy reading this article: What values are normal in sperm motility analysis?

    However, if you have varicocele and you have been trying to get pregnant for 16 months with no success then it is best for you to consult a fertility specialist to find out the best way to proceed.

    I hope this helps!
    All the best

    10/17/2022 at 5:49 pm
    • Thank you

      10/19/2022 at 5:01 pm
  3. Would be SO grateful if someone could explain these results to me:
    Concentration 42.6
    Total sperm count 31.95
    Total motility 72
    Total progressive motility 67
    Morphology 0
    % head 62
    Mid-piece 10
    Tail 28
    Thanks so much in advance

    11/17/2022 at 9:15 pm
    • Although the WHO published a new manual in 2020, most laboratories continue to refer to the previous edition. On this basis, all the seminal parameters indicated would be within the normal range.

      Therefore, a natural pregnancy would be possible. If this is not the case, it would be best to visit a fertility centre so that they can study the possible cause.

      I hope I have helped you.
      Best regards.

      11/29/2022 at 5:50 pm