Ask an expert

13 Dec 2005

Sperm Agluttination

I have sperm agluttination which means the sperm stick together and can't swim; thus preveting a pregnancy from taking place. Any ideas to fix this?

Answer 173 views
Fertility expert
fertility expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Joe

Sorry for the delayed response.

Depending on the quantity of anti-sperm antibodies that are responsible for the agglutenation problem, one could try a course of a low dose cortisone therapy to decrease the quantityof anti sperm antibodies. In addition to this, simple laboratory sperm preparatory procedures / techniques such as sperm wash and swim-up may be sufficient to rid the sperm of the antibodies and agglutenation problem.

However, following this, the sperm would have to be insertd into the womb by IUI (intra uterine insemination) i.e means of a fine catheter. It is best that these procedures be managed by a fertility centre or fertility specialist.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.