Posted by: Lola | 2010/05/28

Semen analysis

Please explain Cryptozoospermic to me.

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Dear Lola

Kryptozoospermia is essentially a diagnosis, which is confirmed in an Andrology laboratory to describe a sperm sample, which, generally appears free of sperm or Azoospermic, but after centrifugation in the laboratory, will reveal a small number of sperm present. Since this is a fluctuating occurrence, it is sometimes difficult to treat. In most cases one would continue with In-vitro fertilization and try to collect a semen sample the day before egg retrieval. Should sperm be present in this sample sperm, it can be kept alive for at least 24 hours in culturing media and be used to fertilize the eggs. If no sperm are found then a testis biopsy on the day of egg retrieval may solve the problem.

Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim

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