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Sperm morphology 5%

Hello Everyone,

My husband and I have been trying to conceive for about 2.5 years. I’m a 28-year-old woman and he’s a 30-year-old man.

I've just got out the SA results paperwork and they are as follows:

Days Abstinent 3.0

Vol. Produced 4.6ml (1.4)

PH 8.1 (> 7.1)

Rapid progressive sperm: absent 

Agglutination: isolated 

Rapid Progressive: 49.0%

Slow progressive: 14.0%

Non-Progressive: 9.0%

Non-motile: 28.0% 

Forward progression: 63% (>31)

Motility: 72.0% (>39)

Antiblog test: 0.0% (>50.0)

Total sperm count: 54.2 mill/ml (>14.9)

Total sperm count: 249.3 mill (>38.9)

Round cells: 4.60 mill/ml (<5.0)

Sperm morphology 5.0% (>3.0)

To be honest, I don't know what half of these results really mean. 

(By the way figures in brackets are WHO normal value) x

Is this a really bad result? I'm not that upset about it to be honest, I don't know if I'm under- reacting because the GP didn't seem concerned.

Could this be why we haven't conceived in 2.5 years?

Anyone have the same problem and able to conceive naturally? Is there any hope for us? What can we do to improve his situation?

Feeling pretty low so any help/advice would be greatly appreciated x


  • These results don’t look too bad to be honest. I think the morphology could be better however - I’m no expert - but below 4% is the cause for concern for morphology, in terms of needing treatment. 
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