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Semen Analysis Arkansas City KS

Sperm is the key to conception from the side of the male partner. For this reason, a sperm analysis is the test required to determine the male's fertility. How do you prepare for a sperm analysis and how is it done? Read the following article for more information.

Edward Doyle Zimmerman, MD
(620) 442-2100
510 W Radio Ln
Arkansas City, KS
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Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1998

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James Kent Winblad, MD
(620) 221-6100
1211 E 5th Ave
Winfield, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Preventive Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: William Newton Mem Hosp, Winfield, Ks
Group Practice: Winfield Medical Arts

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Michael S Jackson
(316) 689-9234
3311 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Shawky Habashy
(316) 722-6109
4327 West 13th Street North
Wichita, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Abbasia Fac Of Med, Univ Of Ain Shams, Cairo
Year of Graduation: 1965
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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James R Whiddon
(316) 689-9234
3311 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Kent Winblad
(620) 221-6100
3625 Quail Ridge Rd
Winfield, KS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Shelley Ann McClure
(620) 222-6250
1230 East Sixth Avenue Suite 2D
Winfield, KS
Specialty
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Preventive Primary Care
Education
English, Spanish
Professional Memberships
William Newton Hospital

Joseph W Hume
(913) 588-6200
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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George E Matthews, DO
(620) 275-9752
115 N Main St
Garden City, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1976

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Charles Williams Butrick, MD
(913) 307-0044
12200 W 106th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1980
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Hospital: Overland Park Reg Med Ctr, Overland Park, Ks
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Sperm Analysis

Sperm Analysis

Why have a sperm analysis?

Sperm is the key to conception from the side of the male partner. For this reason, a sperm analysis is the test required to determine the male's fertility.

Some men find it emotionally trying to have a sperm analysis. As there are no symptoms or early indicators of male factor infertility - low sperm count, poor morphology, low or no motility - waiting for the results can prove to be unnerving.

Despite this fact, a sperm test is painless and, if a problem is found, it can save a woman months of unnecessary testing. It is highly recommended that the man have a sperm analysis as part of the original infertility testing process (infertility workup).

Once the results are received, an additional task is to understand them.

How do you prepare for a sperm analysis and how is it done?

Your doctor will usually recommend that you abstain from sexual activity (including masturbation) for at least 2 days before having a sperm analysis. Sperm concentration is affected by sexual activity, so, in order to provide a good sample, it's best to wait.

The lab (or your doctor) provides a cup into which the man ejaculates. Sometimes this can be done at home and sometimes it needs to be done closer to the lab. Sperm samples should arrive at the lab within an hour.

A few tips:

  • Be sure hands and penis are cleaned prior to collection.
  • Don't use any lubricant, including saliva
  • Don't collect the specimen in a condom, unless the laboratory has provided you with a special semen collection condom
  • Don't touch the inside of the cup
  • If any semen spills, don't transfer it to the cup

What do the results of the semen analysis mean?

The results give a fairly good indication as to the status of a man's fertility. The normal values appear in the table below.

If one or more parameters of the results is not within the normal, it is recommended to repeat the test several weeks later.

Sperm is continually produced in the testes. Its production is affected by health (e.g., fever), nutrition, stress and other factors, and it takes about 2-1/2 months until the sperm matures. For this reason, a single poor sperm test may not be a true indication of the man's fertility.

 

Normal Values for Semen Analysis:

 

Volume: >2.0ml

Concentration: >20 million/ml

Total Cells: >40 million

Motility: ~50%

Normal Forms: >14%
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Additional factors that may appear on your test include:

White & red blood cell counts - If these are abnormally high, antibiotics may be recommended.

Semen Viscosity - Coagulated sperm should liquefy within an hour. If it does not, sometimes IUI will solve the problem.

Sperm Agglutination - Sperm that "clump together". This may be a sign of antisperm antibodies - when your own body mistakes your sper...

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