Retrospective Study of the Seminalysis Report at an Infertility Clinic in South-Eastern Nigeria
American Journal of Health Research
Volume 7, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages: 46-50
Received: Jun. 26, 2019; Accepted: Jul. 19, 2019; Published: Aug. 6, 2019
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Udokang Nsikak Ephraim, Department of Physiology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
Udom Utibe Godwin, Department of Physiology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
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Abstract
This study was carried out on 165 men in Nigeria. These men were husbands whose wives were attending infertility clinic in a hospital in Nigeria between the year 2013 and 2016. The semen parameters of these men were evaluated according to WHO (2010) procedures and they include semen volume, total sperm count, sperm concentration, sperm motility and semen pH. The seminalysis recorded are as follows: Semen Volume (ml), 0-1.4 (20.6%, 34men); 1.5-2.9 (34.0%, 56men); 3.0 and above (45.4%, 75men); Total Sperm Count (106/ml), 0-14.9 (18.8%, 31men); 15-29.9 (27.2%, 45men); 30 and above, 54.0%(89men); Sperm Morphology (%), 0-4, 3.7%(6men); 5-50 (46.0%, 76men); 51 and above (50.3%, 83men); Progressive Sperm Motility (%), 0-31 (44.2%, 73men); 32-60 (29.7%, 49men); 61 and above (26.1%, 36men); Total Sperm Motility (%), 0-39 (26.6%, 44men), 40 and above (73.4%, 121men); Semen pH, less than 7.2 (49.1%, 81men); 7.2 -8 (50.6%, 84men). According to this result, and with direct reference to 49.1% of the subjects having abnormal semen pH, it is concluded and in support of the claim that men contribute to almost half of the couples' infertility cases with abnormal sperm motility and semen pH being the highest contributing factors.
Keywords
Infertility, Male Infertility, Seminalysis
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Udokang Nsikak Ephraim, Udom Utibe Godwin, Retrospective Study of the Seminalysis Report at an Infertility Clinic in South-Eastern Nigeria, American Journal of Health Research. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 46-50. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20190704.11
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