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Semen Analysis Clarksdale MS

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.

Erica R Balthrop, MD
(662) 627-7361
1621 N State St
Clarksdale, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1996

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Kushna Kumar Damallie, MD
(423) 439-6262
2000 N State St
Clarksdale, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1999

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Michael S Ballentine, DO
(662) 627-7361
1967 Hospital Dr
Clarksdale, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1981

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Arthur Lamar Glaze, MD
(601) 268-5601
415 S 28th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Forrest County Gen Hosp, Hattiesburg, Ms
Group Practice: Hattiesburg Clinic

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Prentiss A Turman, MD
Hernando, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1944

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Bouldin Alcorn Marley Jr, MD
(662) 627-7361
2000 N State St
Clarksdale, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Preventive Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Mississippi Reg Med, Clarksdale, Ms
Group Practice: Woman's Clinic

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Charles David Cesare, MD
(662) 627-7361
2000 N State St
Clarksdale, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Mississippi Reg Med, Clarksdale, Ms
Group Practice: Woman's Clinic

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John Matt Parker, MD
(662) 398-7315
PO Box 1167
Shelby, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Marion Sessums
(601) 268-9393
39 Franklin Rd # 300
Hattiesburg, MS
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Forrest County Gen Hosp, Hattiesburg, Ms
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Jonathan Francis Rehberg
(601) 984-5373
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
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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