Study of Semen Analysis Patterns in Male Partner of Infertile Couple Attending Tertiary Level Hospital of Nepal

Authors

  • Surendra Koju Department of Pathology, Dhulikhel Hospital - Kathmandu University Hospital
  • Suman Raj Tamrakar Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dhulikhel Hospital - Kathmandu University Hospital
  • Ramita Shankhadev Department of Pathology, Dhulikhel Hospital - Kathmandu University Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njog.v16i1.37520

Keywords:

azoospermia, infertility, oligospermia, semen

Abstract

Aims: The aim of this study is to analyze the pattern of semen abnormality in male partner of infertile couple in Nepal.

Methods: A retrospective study of semen sample of male partner of infertile couple analyzed in Department of pathology, Dhulikhel Hospital from January 2014 to December 2018. All semen samples were processed and analyzed according to methods and standards outlined by World Health Organization laboratory manual for the examination and processing of human semen 2010.

Results: A total of 520 semen samples were analyzed. Our study shows 221 (44%) abnormal for different semen parameters and asthenozoospermia (39.3%) is the most common abnormality followed by azoospermia (28.8 %), Oligoasthenozoospermia (17.9 %), Oligozoospermia (8.7 %), Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (3.5 %) and teratozoospermia (1.8 %).

Conclusions: Abnormal semen parameters remain significant causes in overall infertility in our set up with asthenozoospermia and azoospermia were common abnormalities in male partner. Semen analysis is an inevitable tool for evaluation of infertility in male partner. Further study is required to find out the possible etiologies of male infertility for holistic management of infertility.

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Published

2021-06-07

How to Cite

Koju, S., Tamrakar, S. R., & Shankhadev, R. (2021). Study of Semen Analysis Patterns in Male Partner of Infertile Couple Attending Tertiary Level Hospital of Nepal. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 16(1), 57–60. https://doi.org/10.3126/njog.v16i1.37520

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