Semen liquification: 30 minutes [normal range 0-30]
Semen volume: 4.5mL [2-6]
Sperm count: 122.1 million/mL [20-250 million]
Motility: 40% [50-60]
Progression Grade: "Sperm moving, no forward motion"
Abnormal Forms: less than 30% [normal is less than 30%]
Impressions: "Low motility with 1+/4 progression grade, other measured parameters within normal limits"
First of all, let me say, praise God that my DH stopped smoking 14 months ago. I am sure none of those numbers (especially the count) would be anywhere near that good if he hadn't.
My DH was told that the motility was the only real issue, but I think he just looked at it quickly, because it looks to me as though there are two abnormal readings there - motility (just a little low) and progression grade.
So what does "progression grade" mean? How high should it be? How big of a problem is it that it's that low? What sorts of things can we do to improve that? And what things can we do about the low motility? Are there any other numbers that the results have as within the normal range, but should really be higher? Is there anything we can do about those?
(I've heard that HCG improves - one of the sperm numbers, I have to look up which - maybe we could both be on HCG at the same time! That would be cute. Especially since our marriage will never result in either of us producing it naturally. And, I'm sure there are other remedies people have tried, and I would love to hear about them.)