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Semen Analysis Evergreen CO

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.

Ernest Larson, MD
(303) 670-9317
34550 Upper Bear Creek Rd
Evergreen, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of Colorado Spri, Colorado Spgs, Co
Group Practice: Larson Lalonde & Ridnour

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Glenn Taylor Foust III, MD
(303) 377-9500
30940 Stagecoach Blvd
Evergreen, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Denver-Evergreen Ob-Gyn Group

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Clinton Adlai Turner, MD
(856) 757-3918
9105 US Highway 285
Morrison, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1980

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Heather Schoen, MD
13952 Denver West Pkwy Ste 315
Golden, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1996

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Kathryn P Hebenstreit, MD
(303) 940-1867
13952 Denver West Pkwy
Golden, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1988
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Hospital: Lutheran Med Ctr, Wheat Ridge, Co; St Anthony Hosp Central, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Associates IN Women's Health

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Christine Ruth Giesing, MD
Evergreen, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1997

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Carla Ann Turner, MD
(702) 260-0600
9105 US Highway 285
Morrison, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1996
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Hospital: Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Green Valley Ob/Gyn Assoc

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Sarah Peyton Ellis, MD
(303) 940-1867
13952 Denver West Pkwy
Golden, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1997

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Linda Faye Irwin, MD
170 S Kilmer St
Golden, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1977

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Stuart O Silverberg, MD FACS
(303) 273-0263
701 Elm Cir
Golden, CO
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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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