Role of sequential semen samples in subfertile men candidates for assisted reproduction: A prospective study

Publication date: Available online 24 November 2018Source: African Journal of UrologyAuthor(s): Ahmed M. Ragheb, Rabie M. Ibrahim, Ahmed M. Elbatanouny, Ayman S. Moussa, Ahmed M. Abdelbary, Osama Sayed, Shrief O. HamdiAbstractObjectiveTo study the beneficial effect of repeated sequential ejaculation in subfertile men who are candidates for assisted reproduction.Materials and methodsThe study included a total of 237 infertile males attending our infertility and IVF center from January 2016 till December 2017. All patients were asked to provide two semen samples (1–3 h apart) after an abstinence period of 3–7 days. The two consecutive semen samples were analyzed according to the 2010 WHO criteria for semen analysis and their parameters were compared.ResultsThe mean age for our study group was 35.7 years (20–56 year). Of the 237 subjects, 157 showed oligoasthenozoospermia on their initial semen sample while the remaining 80 were azoospermic. A statistically significant difference was detected between the 2 sequential semen samples regarding all semen parameters except grade A motility. Despite the significant decrease in seminal volume by sequential sampling, there was a ssstatistically significant increase in sperm concentration in the second ejaculate compared to the first (6.2 ± 0.61 versus 3.4 ± 0.52 million/mL respectively (p = 0.016). The mean normal sperm morphology also demonstrated a significant increase (2.1 ± ...
Source: African Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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