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Semen Analysis Dodge City KS

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.

Samir Khalil I Shaath, MD
(620) 227-1371
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alexandria, Fac Of Med, Alexandria, Egypt (330-03 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1975

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Daniel Keith Frye, MD
Dodge City, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1994

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Aye Mya Win, MD
(620) 227-3141
100 W Ross Blvd
Dodge City, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med I, Yangon, Myanmar
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Western Plains Reg Hosp, Dodge City, Ks
Group Practice: Medical Heights Medical Ctr

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Kathryn E Sawchak, MD
(620) 662-2229
1901 N Waldron St Bldg 3B
Hutchinson, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Wichita, Ks
Group Practice: Woman's Place

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Randy M Sheridan
(913) 236-6148
7440 Frontage Rd
Merriam, KS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Samir Shaath
(620) 227-1371
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Anupong Chotimongkol, MD
(620) 227-1371
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Western Plains Reg Hosp, Dodge City, Ks
Group Practice: Dodge City Medical Ctr

Data Provided by:
Janetta Cecile Proverbs, MD
(913) 722-0941
20375 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided by:
Serese Y Smith Haxton, MD
8919 Parallel Pkwy
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided by:
Larry W Nibbelink
(913) 299-2229
9501 State Ave
Kansas City, KS
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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