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Semen analysis confusion..

hi all.. hubby(29 yrs old) got his sperm analysis done.. its kind of confusing.. can any of you tell me what all of it means?

Days of abstinence : 4
Viscosity : viscous
ph : alkaline

sperm count : 70 M/ML
progressive motility : 50 %
sluggishly motile : 10 %
non motile : 40 %
normal morphology : 75 %
abnormal morphology : 25%

WBCs : 4-5 /HPF
RBCs : Nil /HPF
Epithelial cells : 10-20 /HPF

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Asked by Shefali83 at 3:13 AM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Well, the sample was done 4 days after the last time he ejaculated and the liquid was thick and not acidic.

    The count was good (60 M/ML is average) and half were moving. (60% is average for moving though.) 75% looked like normal sperm.

    There were a few white blood cells in the sample as well as some skin cells, but no red blood cells.

    When I've seen lab test results, they had the normal range in a column next to the results. I'm surprised that your lab didn't do this. Judging from the results, there doesn't seem to be a 'male factor' if you are having problems getting pregnant.


    Answer by JSD24 at 9:17 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

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