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More Mucinex, Please

Today, my husband had his first semen analysis post surgery. And, it was okay. Yes, just okay. Here are some of the main things tested during a semen analysis, the definition of the test, and my husband's results:

Volume. This is a measure of how much semen is present. ** My husband has always had a good volume.  Sperm count. This is a count of the number of sperm per milliliter. ** His numbers are good here too.  Morphology. This is a measure of the percentage of sperm that have a normal shape. ** The majority of my husband's sperm are normal shaped, and his percentage here has improved post surgery.  Sperm Motility. This is a measure of the percentage of sperm that can move forward normally. ** This is where we have some opportunity, and I will explain why in the next definition.  Liquefaction Time. Semen is a thick gel at the time of ejaculation and normally becomes liquid within 20 minutes of ejaculation. ** This is the area we are working on now. I will go into detail below:
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