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Semen Analysis Butte MT

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.

Rindo Rudolph Sironi, MD
300 W Mercury St
Butte, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1999
Hospital
Hospital: St James Community Hospital, Butte, Mt

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Paul F Henke
(406) 723-4075
445 Centennial Ave
Butte, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stanley Farrell Gould, MD
(406) 782-4292
2823 Lexington Ave
Butte, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1975

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Rindo Rudolph Sironi
(406) 723-1300
300 West Mercury Street
Butte, MT
Education
English, Spanish
Professional Memberships
St. James Healthcare, Community Hospital of Anaconda, Summit Surgery Center

Francis John Handwerk, MD
(406) 454-2171
PO Box 5012
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1979

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Paul Fredrick Henke, MD
(406) 782-7200
800 W Platinum St Ste 6
Butte, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St James Community Hospital, Butte, Mt

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Dr.Rindo Sironi
(406) 723-3000
305 West Porphyry Street
Butte, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St James Community Hospital, Butte, Mt
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Glenn W. McLaughlin
(406) 723-8051
401 South Alabama
Butte, MT
Education
English
Professional Memberships
St James Hospital, Community Hospital of Anaconda

Dr.Thomas Key
(406) 761-7924
1522 9th Street South
Great Falls, MT
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.6, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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Stephen A Nickisch
(406) 587-9788
931 Highland Blvd
Bozeman, MT
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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