Me and wife are trying for our first child.I am 36yrs old and wife is 28 yrs old.We have been trying for some time now..but to no success.So we went to a Gynaecologist and she did a examination of my wife and said all is fine.So she suggested me to go for a semen analysis.I did so and the results were disturbing.
Volume=3ml, pH=8.0, Rapid Motility(within 1 hour after ejaculation)= 5%,Slow progressive motility(after 1 hour)= 10 %, Non Progressive Motility=5 %, Immotility = 80% and Sperm Cocncentration= 16 million/ml,
Morphology- Normal= 88%
head defects= 5 %
Mid piece defects= 4 %
Tail defects= 3 %
And my condition is diagnosed as Oligoasthenozoospermia
About 1and half years back i had a semen analysis done at a lab and the results were much better compared to now.
After 30mins The count was 18million/ml and Active motile sperms=40%, sluggish motile=10% and non-motile=50%
After 2hours: Active motile=30%,sluggish motile=10% and non motile=60%
Normal forms=97% and pus cells=3-4/hpf
So i was told to see a Urologist who did a Doppler Scan and told me that i have Varicocele in my left testicles.After this i also noticed that my left testicle is slightly longer that the right one.But i dont have any pain or discomfort.The Urologist has suggested a surgery to correct this and he says that this should solve the problem with the low sperm count.But i wonder why there is so much Immotile SPerms(80%)after 1 hour ??
Also i have had Genital herpes infection for that last 7 years..but my wife has not got this till now...we have been trying for a child for some months now.My wife has some cysts in her left ovary which the doctor says are not a problem as they are not functional cysts and that they will disappear after a pregnancy.
I am worried about going for a Surgery.I need a second opinion...will surgery correct my low sperm count and the large percentage of immotile sperms??Could my herpes a cause for this??? Will the surgery affect my future life in any way as i work as a engineer on ships and am needed to do lots of physically demanding work?