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The different types of abnormalities in the sperm of infertile men

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The inability of a man to get his wife (partner) pregnant
can be due to several causes. One of such is an abnormal sperm. A man’s sperm
can be faulty in different ways, all of which will make him infertile. Hence,
it is important any man whose wife is finding it difficult to conceive
accompanies her to the hospital and they see the doctor
together. One of the most important and commonest tests a doctor (urologist)
recommends for the man, in this case, is called a seminal fluid analysis (SFA);
this test is carried out to examine the sperm for every possible abnormality
associated with infertility.

Below are the common abnormal findings from seminal fluid
analysis associated with infertility in a man:
1. Low Semen Volume
For a man to be able to impregnate a woman, the volume of
his semen at ejaculation should be at least 1.5mL. Anything less than this
lowers the chance of getting a woman pregnant. Low semen volume can be due to
retrograde ejaculation (a condition in which most of the semen enter the
bladder at ejaculation and are passed out when urinating) or obstruction of the
duct that carries the sperm from the testes to the outside.
2. Sperm Count
Also known as sperm concentration, a normal sperm count is
at least 15 million sperm cells per 1mL of semen. Sperm count less than this
decreases the possibility of any sperm cells reaching the woman’s egg in the
fallopian tubes from the vagina where they are ejaculated, and the condition is
called oligospermia (low sperm count). Wearing of tight underwear (boxers)
increases the temperature of the scrotum which can negatively affect sperm
production, leading to low sperm count.
Sometimes, there may be no single sperm cell in the man’s
ejaculate, a condition called azoospermia.
3. Sperm Movement
During seminal fluid analysis, the sperm is viewed under the
microscope and one of the findings that can affect a man’s fertility is how
fast majority of the sperm cells are moving. It has been found that if only
less than 40% of the total sperm cells in an ejaculate have normal and fast
movement; the chance of such sperm cells reaching the woman’s egg is very very
low, meaning the man will not be able to impregnate a woman.
4. Sperm Structure
Also, the shape and size of sperm cells in an ejaculate are
associated with the fertility of a man. For a man to stand a chance of
impregnating a woman during sexual intercourse, at least 30% of the total sperm
cells in his ejaculate must have normal shape and size.
Infertility in a man can result from either one or more of
the above sperm abnormalities. Moreover, these abnormalities have been linked
to lifestyle behaviour such as cigarette and marijuana smoking, excessive
alcohol intake, and constant exposure to things like radiation, lead and
pesticides for men working in some chemical factories.
After sperm analysis, the result is sent to the doctor (urologist) who may recommend additional
tests based on the identified abnormality. With these further tests, the doctor
will then explain the identified problem to the man and his wife, and counsel
them on the various treatment options such as medications, surgery. He will
also advise the man on the importance of healthy lifestyle modifications such
as stopping smoking and reducing alcohol intake; and taking occupational safety
measures in the workplace if he works in the heavy machinery or chemical
industry.
It is also important for the couple looking to have a child
to have sexual intercourse regularly, 3 times a week, especially around the
time of the menstrual cycle when the woman ovulates, and the Kangpe app has a
period calculator which helps the woman monitor her cycle with her husband.

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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