My husband has been diagnosed with 30% abnormal sperm (teratozoospermia). His sperm count and other tests were all normal. We're married for two years now and still trying to have a baby. Has anyone experienced this problem? Help!
Teratozoospermia is when the shape of the sperms is abnormal. The percentage of abnormal sperms varies depending upon the criteria used by labs to label a sperm as abnormal.
A normal semen should have should have >30% normal forms ( 100 cells evaluated). (WHO criteria; Ref: http://www.umc.sunysb.edu/urology/male_infertility/SEMEN_ANALYSIS.html)
Another definition states that at least 70% of the sperm have normal shape and structure. (Ref :http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/guide/semen-analysis?page=2)
Using both the definitions, semen morphology for your husband is towards the normal range.
You should consult your doctor and find out what he says about the semen analysis?
In the meanwhile, your husband can adopt a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, stop smoking and try to avoid hot environment.
Take care and do write in after your consultation with your doctor.
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