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Some poor results - anyone else?


Hi all, 

Me and my wife have been trying for a child for around 20 months and we just got back a set of sperm analysis reaults and they are not great. Conc 1.3mil/ml, motility 22% and total number of 4.55million. Does anyone have any experience of changes over time or any success with this sort of figures. Pretty down on it at the moment to be honest.


cheers all 

Topic starter Posted : 06/04/2021 5:19 pm
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Hi Ryan

I have experienced similar bad results in a test, but I was subsequently advised to have a new test taken a few months later, and then the result was somewhat better. So I think you should try again in a few months.

Keep the mood up, it can change over time 🤗

Hope the best for you!

Posted : 11/04/2021 3:58 pm

Hey Ryan

I know that the test results can vary, so like WayneF says I would go and get tested again in a couple of months. Hoping for some better results for you! I can also recommend for you and your partner to seek out some help at your local fertility clinic, they are great at helping and providing more answers.


All the best.

Posted : 12/04/2021 8:30 am

I can totally relate. My wife and I have been trying for nearly 18 months and I am terrified that we will never get pregnant. My wife has PCOS and we are now seeing our 2nd fertility specialist (the 1st was useless and judgmental). My semen has been tested 3 times (twice last year and once this year) and the results have been almost the same every time. My count and motility are well within the normal ranges, but my abnormal forms are significantly higher than normal. For reference, my lab measures abnormal forms on a scale between 0 - 18, with higher scores being better than lower. Normal is considered 4 or greater. My first two tests were 3 and my most recent test was 2. Since only this one level is outside of normal, I figure my chances of getting my wife pregnant are probably pretty good.  But my anxiety is still through the roof. I am diabetic (type 2) and will turn 40 this year, and can't seem to shake the feeling that my window to become a father is rapidly running out. I constantly ask myself if I will even be physically capable of raising a child should we be lucky enough to eventually get pregnant? I can't help feeling like my sperm is just not good enough.

Posted : 14/04/2021 12:31 pm