We just got the results from my husbands semen analysis. The sperm count is 350000 million/ml and his motility is 20%. We were told that the sperm are just a little slow but that his count is high. Can the sperm count really be too high?

Amazingly, a sperm count can

Amazingly, a sperm count can be too high to be ideal. The sperm cells interfere with each other, causing a lack of motility, slowing their ability to reach the egg cell.
Plus it can reduce the quality and quantity of sperm production.

Sperm counts and quality naturally fluctuate. Re-testing will be performed several weeks apart over the next three to six months.

Does this mean that we are

Does this mean that we are going to have to use IUI or IVF in order to have children? He is going to repeat the test and my ob recommends that we see a urologist.


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