image
 
image

Semen Analysis Dracut MA

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.

Kilwon David Kang
(978) 957-4660
505 Nashua Rd
Dracut, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Navinchandra D Popat, MD
(978) 454-5150
505 Nashua Rd Ste 7
Dracut, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided by:
Nonnie Marie Estella
(978) 459-8300
295 Varnum Ave
Lowell, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Patricia Ann Devine, MD
(914) 637-1675
295 Varnum Ave
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided by:
Maher Mahrous Girgis, MD
(978) 453-0202
817 Merrimack St
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Abbasia Fac Of Med, Univ Of Ain Shams, Cairo, (915-04 After 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1964

Data Provided by:
K David Kang, MD
505 Nashua Rd
Dracut, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1965

Data Provided by:
Dr.Nonnie Estella
(978) 459-8300
295 Varnum Avenue
Lowell, MA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 27, reviews.

Data Provided by:
John Cullimore Hughes
(978) 452-2121
295 Varnum Ave
Lowell, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Carlos A Madrid Jr, MD
(978) 458-4333
275 Varnum Ave Ste 208
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pontificia Univ Javeriana, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1981

Data Provided by:
John Cullimore Hughes, MD
(978) 452-2121
295 Varnum Ave
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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%
.

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Fertility Stories

image
image
©Copyright 2010 Fertility Stories All Rights Reserved
Advertising information.


image