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DH's semen analysis results - advice please?

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#1 AshleyR

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  • My Clinic:Thunder Bay, ON

Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:52 PM

DH and I have been TTC #2 for 2 years. We have just discovered after much testing that DH seems to be the issue. He recently had a semen analysis done and these were the results:


Count: 6 million (normal is 20 million+)


Motility: 51% (normal is above 50%) ***This seems to be the only thing that looks good***


Morphology: 60% abnormal (normal is below 40%)


Liquification: 0.8 (normal is above 1.5)


Can someone help explain these results to me (is this REALLY bad? Not so bad? Are we looking at probably needing to do IUI or IVF?), and how possibly he can try to improve his results?


We have our first appointment with a fertility specialist (Dr. Siren in Thunder Bay, ON) in a few weeks (have been seeing our family doctor up until this point). Would like to have some understanding and somewhat of an idea of what we'd like to do going forward when we go to the fertility appt.


Thank you!

#2 LC285

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  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Toronto
  • Dx:Male Factor
  • My Clinic:Mt.Sinai

Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:10 AM

Hi Ashley,

Sorry to hear about the news. I know how shocking and devastating this can be,

My DH numbers were actually very similar to yours, and we were referred to IVF with ICSI.

We were told we could try an IUI, but the chance of success would be very low. IVF gives us a much high success rate going in.

Me: 30 DH: 34

Male Factor
No known issues with me so far.
IVF#1 May 2016 - 34 eggs retrieved, freeze all due to OHSS risk
FET#1 June 2016 - Transferred 1 4BA blast......BFP

#3 Aiti

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  • Gender:Male
  • Dx:Unexplained

Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:13 AM


Last Coitus: 05 days

Appearance: Creamy Whitish

Consistency: Normal

Liquefaction Time: 30 minutes

pH: 8.0


Volume: 2.5ml

Count: 65 million/ml

Rapid progression: 35%

Slow progression: 15%

Non progresive: 15%

Immotile : 35%

Aggulutination: Nil

Vitality: -


Normal: 70%

Abnorma: 30%


Pus cells: 1-2

Red blood cells: Nil

Epithelial Cells: 0-1

Miscellaneous: Nil


Waiting for your kind response

Age: 26 and TTC:2 years
IVF clinic: Bawaseer Ka Ilaj

Married since: 4 years