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Semen Analysis Detroit MI

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.

Luis A Murrain, DO
(313) 895-5900
2600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1987

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Hassan Amirikia, MD
(313) 832-0766
4727 Saint Antoine St Ste 408
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Languages
Persian (Farsi)
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi; Hutzel Hospital, Detroit, Mi

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Ramneet Chahal, MD
(313) 916-2600
2799 W Grand Blvd Ste 239
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dayanand Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1997

Data Provided by:
Romeo H Tabbilos, MD
(313) 872-2740
3011 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Hutzel Hospital, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Bacher Isaacs & Tabbilos

Data Provided by:
Saml Gene McNeeley, MD
(313) 745-0703
4727 Saint Antoine St
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided by:
Luis A Murrain, DO
(313) 895-5900
2600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Ste 220
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided by:
Djamilia Emilbekovna Kryukov
(313) 916-1023
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Janeta Dimante, MD
540 E Canfield St
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Latvian Med Academy, Riga, Latvia (Fn: 594-01)
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided by:
Deborah Loomus Portney, MD
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided by:
Yoon-Jeong Chang, MD
(313) 916-1384
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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