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Semen Analysis Brevard NC

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.

David Martin Gebb, MD
(828) 884-2118
1408 Asheville Hwy
Brevard, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1969

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Carmelo Abel Hernandez, MD
(828) 884-8850
1 Medical Park Dr
Brevard, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1997

Data Provided by:
David E Love
(828) 693-0736
513 N Justice St
Hendersonville, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
David Eugene Love, MD
(828) 693-0736
513 N Justice St
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1965

Data Provided by:
Thomas Rowland Davis, MD
(828) 697-0607
143 Inkberry Rd
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Kings Mountain Hospital, Kings Mtn, Nc; Cleveland Reg Med Ctr, Shelby, Nc
Group Practice: Shelby Women's Clinic

Data Provided by:
Robert Joe Hawk, MD
(828) 884-9870
1220 Asheville Hwy
Brevard, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Transylvania Community Hosp, Brevard, Nc
Group Practice: Transylvania Ob-Gyn

Data Provided by:
Robert Le Roy Bailey, MD
(208) 345-5250
6431 Brevard Rd
Etowah, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1966

Data Provided by:
Benjamin Turner Oldham, MD
(931) 804-3818
630 5th Ave W
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided by:
Kent John Scherr, MD
513 N Justice St
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided by:
Allen William Huffman Jr, MD
(828) 693-1778
561 Fleming St
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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