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Semen Analysis Los Lunas NM

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.

Norah Elizabeth Walsh, MD
(505) 865-3373
111 Sandoval Rd SW
Los Lunas, NM
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1984

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Scott Alan Resnick, MD
(505) 758-1216
1329 Gusdorf Rd
Taos, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1993

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Richard J Layman
(575) 762-8055
2000 W 21st St
Clovis, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Paul Shelburne
(505) 727-7600
4705 Montgomery Blvd NE # 301
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: WomenS Hospital Lovelace Sandia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Eve Espey
(505) 272-2319
2211 Lomas Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Unm
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Milton Godinez, MD
(505) 873-7400
2001 El Centro Familiar Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1976

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Milton G Godinez
(505) 890-1458
7704 2nd St Nw
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Karen Ann Williams, MD
(505) 843-7131
883 Lead Ave SE Ste A
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1976

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Francis Warner Byrn, MD
(505) 272-1267
2211 Lomas Boulevard North East,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1980

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Caroline Smoak Keller, MD
(803) 649-7535
2205 Miguel Chavez Rd Ste E
Santa Fe, NM
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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