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Seminal plasma calcium in normal and infertile patients

Seminal plasma calcium in normal and infertile patients

Urologia 2017; 84(1): 35 - 37

Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

DOI:10.5301/uro.5000167

Authors

Kalanghot P. Skandhan, Birendranath Mazumdar, Balakrishnan Sumangala, Vasudevan Jaya

Abstract

Introduction

In this study an attempt is made to find out the level of calcium in seminal plasma of normal and infertile patients.

Materials and methods

Semen samples are collected from 34 normal men and 112 infertile patients. After semen evaluation seminal plasma was separated and calcium level was measured in it.

Results

Calcium level in mg% is recorded in each group as follows; in normozospermia (n34) 20.14 ± 1.25 (±SE), oligozoospermia (n26) 9.76 ± 1.17, azoospermia (n33) 14.65 ± 2.63, oligoasthenozoosperma (n28) 20.91 ± 1.94 and in asthenozoospermia (n25) 11.56 ± 1.68. Statistically highly significant reduction in calcium is seen in Oligozoospermia and asthenozoospermia.

Conclusions

The probable reasons for these two conditions are discussed.

Article History

Disclosures

Financial support: This work was supported by the Government of Gujarat.
Conflict of interest: There are no conflicts of interest.

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Authors

Affiliations

  •  Department of Physiology, BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
  •  Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Science, Chalakka, Ernakulam, Kerala - India
  •  South East Alabama Medical Centre, Dothan, Alabama - USA

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