Posted by: Miller | 2006/10/30

Sperm Problems

Dear Fertility expert

What is the cause of consistent high 9excessive) sperm volumes?

I had 3 spermiograms done over the last year and each time it shows over 11 ml (normal range 1-6 ml). Motility was normal (60-80%), but sperm count (4.5-18 mill/ml) and mprphology (3-4%) were also poor.

We had 2 x failed IVF thus far.

Thanks in advance

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Dear Miller

In general, excess sperm volume may be an indication of previous or present infection of one of the accesory glands (prostrate and or seminal vesicles). In order to confirm this diagnosis a semen culture is necessary. Should this be negative, then there is unfortunately not much more that can be done but the important parameters such as morphology and sperm count should be treated according to defined treatment criteria. In this case IVF would still be the method of choice.

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