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Semen Analysis Jacksonville FL

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.

Catherine J McIntyre
(904) 399-4862
836 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gerardo O DelValle
(904) 398-7684
836 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert James Olney, MD
(413) 732-2519
807 Childrens Way
Jacksonville, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
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Karl H S Smith, MD
(904) 396-0800
820 Prudential Dr Ste 1605
Jacksonville, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Med Ctr, Jacksonville, Fl
Group Practice: North FL Gynocologic Spec

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Bettina Anneliese Kohaut, MD
836 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 2000

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H Wyatt Mc Neill, MD
(904) 346-3877
4555 Emerson St Ste 230
Jacksonville, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1965

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Tracey Schwartz Miller, MD
(904) 346-1943
2147 Belote Pl
Jacksonville, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1992

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Daniel Oscar Hammond, MD
(904) 390-3600
Jacksonville, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1945

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Edgard Ramos Santos, MD
(813) 971-6909
836 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med, Bayamon Pr 00621
Graduation Year: 1980

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Vernon Michael Hignett, MD
Jacksonville, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Cape Town, Fac Of Med, Cape Town, So Africa
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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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