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Semen Analysis Burley ID

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.

Melvin Terry Jeppson, MD
(208) 878-2229
1501 Hiland Ave Ste B1
Burley, ID
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Cassia Mem Med Ctr, Burley, Id

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Michael J Cannon
(208) 878-4970
1501 Hiland Ave Ste C
Burley, ID
Specialty
Gynecology / Oncology

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Mark A. Dowdle
(208) 878-4970
1501 Hiland
Burley, ID
Specialty
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Preventive Primary Care, Infertility
Education
English, Spanish
Professional Memberships
Cassia Regional Medical Center

Mary A. Sanderson
(208) 664-3101
1106 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
Business
Womens Clinic of North Idaho
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Donald J Mc Keel, DO
90 Hope Dr Bldg 6000
Mountain Home A F B, ID
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1998

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Mark A Dowdle, MD
(208) 878-4970
1501 Hiland Ave
Burley, ID
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Cassia Mem Med Ctr, Burley, Id; L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut

Data Provided by:
Melvin Terry Jeppson
(208) 878-2229
1501 Hiland Ave
Burley, ID
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
M. Terry Jeppson
(208) 878-2229
1501 Hiland Ave.,
Burley, ID
Specialty
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Preventive Primary Care,
Education
English
Professional Memberships
Cassia Regional Medical Center

Frederick P Ambrose
(208) 664-3101
980 W Ironwood Drive
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialty
Gynecology / Oncology

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Richard William Minudri, MD
(208) 883-0813
623 S Main St Ste 5
Moscow, ID
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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