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Sperm count

I recently had a semen analysis. My total sperm count was 300.6 million, the semen volume was 1.8 ml, the concentration was 167 million per ml, and the motility was 71%. I honestly was not expecting it to be that high. My question is, does this make my fertility/sperm count above what the average is? Compared to what is the average that’s usually seen in most guys.

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

The sperm concentration varies a lot, but a less than 200 million/ml concentration is still in the average range. Especially, if it is paired with good motility (71% is good), we can take this as a normal sample. The semen volume is on the lower side, which makes the sample more concentrated. It is not uncommon to see such a high total sperm count. It is worthwhile to check the sperm morphology as well.<u1:p></u1:p>

A reading of this kind does not make someone "super-fertile" but certainly a good sperm count can maximise the chance to reach the egg. If you want more information about your fertility, you can book an appointment with one of our fertility specialists, please call us on 0161 958 6138.