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We had a analysis result given to us over the phone on

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We had a sperm analysis result given to us over the phone on Friday but have to wait until next week for an appointment to get it explained. We have been googling the "bad bit" and have seen how bad we think it is and are devastated. I was wondering if someone could explain it a bit better and how bad it really is rather than what we think it is.

Motility is normal and 184 million count. However morphology:

100% abnormal sperm
100 % head defects
28% tail defects
8% mid section

TZI index: 1.68

Notes: Multiple structural defects, mixed head defects, negligle acrosome, thick mid pieces and coiled tails.

The 100% head defects and negligble acrosomes bit is what makes me think this is really really bad.

Thanks
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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yes, 100% abnormal sperm morphology is not a good thing

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usually only 10% of sperm should have abnormal morphology.

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100% head defects is not good.

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does he have medical problems? does he smoke? drink alcohol? alcohol and smoking can affect sperm morphology.

Customer:

He doesn't smoke at all. He does drink but not excessively. the rest of the analysis is good so we can't really understand why it's so bad. I guess he drunk more over the party season and as it takes three months to develop that could be the reason but it's the head defects and negligble acrosome comments that have worried us the most. He has no medical issues that we know of - he's a personal trainer so very fit and healthy

Dr. David :

he needs to stop drinking alcohol to help improve his sperm.

Dr. David :

sperm takes 42 days to develop

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once he stops drinking and 42 days later, he could have better sperm.

Customer:

OK thank you

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