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Little help in understanding DH's semen analysis

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user1473501125 Sat 10-Sep-16 10:55:12

Hi everyone,
Me and my DH are thinking of having a baby in the near future. However, my DH was concerned about his fertility as he was hit by a hard cricket ball in his groin area when he was 17. We got the semen analysis done but both of us have no knowledge of what's considered normal or abnormal. We would really appreciate some help in making us understand the report and letting us know if we can try getting pregnant or should see the doctor first. Below are the values from DH's report.

Volume- 6.5 ml
Appearance- Viscid opaque
color- Whitish
pH- 7.5

Sperm concentration- 120 million/ ml
Total sperm count- 780 million

Percentage motility- 75%
Progressive motility- 50%
Non-progressive motility- 25%
Immotile- 25%

Agglutination- Negative
Pus cells- 1-2/hpf
Red blood cells-NIL

Normal morphology- 85%
Abnormal morphology- 15%
a- Head defects-7%
b-Tail defects-3%
c- Neck & mid piece defects- 5%

Semen fructose- Positive


NotSpartacus Sat 10-Sep-16 11:08:46

That looks pretty bloody good to me.

NotSpartacus Sat 10-Sep-16 11:10:14

I've got today, though, it's a little strange to be thinking about seeing doctors before trying to have a baby. Most people find out whether they can have a baby by trying. If nothing happens then they start to worry.

SexTrainGlue Sat 10-Sep-16 11:13:08

How long have you been TTC?

These results are not indicative of any problems with DH. When do you have a doctor's appointment to discuss this? And is it NHS or private fertility specialist?

The next step in investigating failure to conceive would be tests on you. Have these been mentioned at all yet? If you are self-funding, they can be carried out pretty much straight away. Insurance and NHS rules vary, and you need to check when you qualify.

anametouse Sat 10-Sep-16 11:52:29

Yep looks very good to me too!

bananafish81 Sat 10-Sep-16 13:24:13

Great set of results!

Count you want >15m/ml

Progressive motility >40%

Morphology depends which scale they use but either 15% or 4% normal forms

So super swimmers!

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