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Semen Analysis Cumberland RI

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.

Mary Louise Giovetti, MD
(401) 568-7661
20 Doire Rd
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1985

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Anne S Devi Wold, MD
(401) 722-0081
9 Chestnut St
Central Falls, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Fed De Goias, Fac De Med, Goiania, Go, Brazil
Graduation Year: 1987

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Carroll Medeiros
(401) 727-4800
407 East Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Debra Lynn Goldman, MD
247 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1998

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Colleen Paula Cavanaugh, MD
(401) 331-6980
407 East Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mary Catherine Nace, MD
(202) 782-7314
2140 Mendon Rd
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Walter Reed Army Med Ctr, Washington, Dc

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Stanley Marvin Warner, MD
(562) 981-9500
9 Chestnut St
Central Falls, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Debra Goldman
(401) 728-4800
407 East Ave # 150
Pawtucket, RI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1998
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Women & Infants
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Pablo Rodriguez, MD
(401) 727-4800
247 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Women & Infants Hospital Of R, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Women's Care Inc

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DeBorah Marie Hayden
(401) 724-0600
333 School St
Pawtucket, RI
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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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