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Acidic semen

10/08/2007

Question:

The semen analyze of my husband showed a ph of 6.5. As far as I know, this indicates an acidic semen, How much of a problem is this in concieving? What could be the root of the problem? Thank you for your answer

Answer:

A normal pH of the semen is 7.5 -8.5.  However, the most important semen parameters to evaluate are sperm count, sperm motility or movement, and sperm appearance.  If these were normal, the clinical significance of pH is clinically negligible.

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Daniel B Williams, MD Daniel B Williams, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati