Pregnancy is the result of the joint efforts of men and women. For men, the health of semen directly affects the success rate of pregnancy.
However, many couples who are not pregnant smoothly are in trouble with [semen does not liquefy]. Is there a what problem with this semen?
Normal semen will [liquefy]
Under normal circumstances, semen will undergo these changes:
- The newly ejected semen is liquid and easy to flow. Then it becomes sticky in a short period of time, like jelly or gel, and is not easy to flow. After about 10-30 minutes, semen will become like [water] again and flow easily. This process is semen liquefaction.
Liquefaction of semen can help sperm motility.
The semen liquefaction process mentioned earlier is a normal physiological phenomenon and a necessary condition for smooth pregnancy.
In order to get pregnant smoothly, sperm must cross the vagina, reach the uterus, and finally meet the egg in the fallopian tube. In this process, not only is the journey long, but also the process is difficult.
- The newly ejected semen is liquid, so it can flow from the beginning and run a longer distance. Then the semen becomes sticky, which makes it very difficult for the sperm to move and cannot leave the semen easily. Because the vagina itself has a defense system, semen will be attacked as an invader, and then the semen will become liquid again, providing a condition for sperm to move freely and allow them to reach the uterus safely.
In short, semen liquefaction is to allow sperm to enter the uterus smoothly.
What is it that semen does not liquefy?
The liquefaction time of normal semen is less than 30 minutes. If semen is discharged out of the body and remains jelly for more than 1 hour, it is abnormal.
The condition that semen cannot be liquefied, the liquefaction time is too long, and the degree of liquefaction is not enough is collectively referred to in medicine as [semen is not liquefied]. In such semen, the motility of sperm will be greatly restricted, and it will not meet with eggs, thus leading to male infertility.
The reason why semen does not liquefy is what?
- The most common reason is that there is a problem with the function of the prostate gland, resulting in insufficient secretion of a substance called [fibrinolytic enzyme], which may be caused by prostatitis and other conditions, or some relatively rare conditions, such as congenital absence of prostate gland; Lack of trace elements (such as zinc, selenium, magnesium, etc.) will affect the normal liquefaction process of semen; In addition, factors such as too much pressure and irregular life may also lead to non-liquefaction of semen.
How can a person whose semen does not liquefy conceive a child?
First of all, it is necessary to treat the causes, such as prostatitis, seminal vesiculitis and other genitourinary system diseases.
Secondly, we should improve our living habits, such as ensuring adequate sleep, strengthening exercise, balancing diet and supplementing trace elements appropriately.
If the treatment effect is not good, or if the sperm is not liquefied and healthy, artificial insemination can also be adopted to help pregnancy.
In a word, if semen is not liquefied, it is necessary to choose a regular hospital for scientific treatment, and most of them can still conceive children.