Pattern of Semen Characteristics in Infertile Males

Muhammad Shoaib Khan, Irshad Ali, Zulfaqar A. Khan, Faheem Tahir, Fazli Subhan, Fariyal Deepa, Waheed Alam, Birjees Mazhar Kazi, Karamat A. Karamat

Abstract


Background: To observe the variation in semen quality of infertile men, with the purpose of generating preliminary data in our population.

Material & Methods: Analysis of semen including volume, liquefaction time, pH, sperm concentration and quality was carried out over a period of 14 months from November 2003 to December 2004. A total of 350 men presenting as infertile couples were studied. Semen analysis was performed in Department of Reproductive Physiology/Health, Public Health Laboratories Division, National Institute of Health, Islamabad, as a part of fertility assessment.

Results: According to the sperm concentration, the samples were categorized in four different groups; (A) Azoospermic group having absence of sperms, (B) Oligozoospermic group with a sperm concentration of less than 20 million/ml, (C) Asthenozoospermic group with a sperm concentration greater than 20 million/ml but with less than 25% of progressive motility and (D) Normozoospermic group with a sperm concentration of more than 20 million/ml and sperm motility of 60% or greater, with more than 25% progressive motility. Linear regression analysis shows a decrease in semen volume in group A and B. The mean liquefaction time showing linear increase in group A and B. The pH did not vary too much among all the groups. The mean of sperm concentration was 0, 6.7+1.7, 45.3+ 8.8 and 86.8 + 7.5 million/ml in groups A, B, C and D respectively.

Conclusion: Semen analysis provides important information about the quality and quantity of the sperm and is an integral part of infertility work up.


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