Sperm density is the number of sperm that are present per milliliter cc of semen. Sperm density is typically reported in units of millions of sperm per cc. However, using the total motile count TMC is arguably an even better way of judging male fertility potential. Oligospermia : any sperm density less than what is considered normal. Azoospermia : no sperm at all seen in the ejaculate. Virtual azoospermia : only a very small number of sperm sometimes defined as less than.
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Sperm Density, Sperm Motility, and Total Motile Sperm Count
When you see a doctor because you're having trouble getting your partner pregnant, he or she will try to determine the underlying cause. Even if your doctor thinks low sperm count is the problem, it is recommended that your partner be evaluated to rule out potential contributing factors and determine if assisted reproductive techniques may be required. This includes examination of your genitals and asking questions about any inherited conditions, chronic health problems, illnesses, injuries or surgeries that could affect fertility. Your doctor might also ask about your sexual habits and your sexual development.
Semen analysis measures the amount and quality of a man's semen and sperm. Semen is the thick, white fluid released during ejaculation that contains sperm. You will need to provide a semen sample. Your health care provider will explain how to collect a sample.