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Semen Analysis Minot ND

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.

Carol Marie Schaffner, MD
(701) 838-2900
831 S Broadway
Minot, ND
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1978

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Arie Leonard Fischbach, MD
(701) 857-7000
600 17th Ave SE
Minot, ND
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De L'Etat A Liege, Fac De Med, Liege, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1970

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Thomas D Carver
(701) 857-7380
400 Burdick Expy E
Minot, ND
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Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Cresta Wedel Jones, MD
(800) 598-1205
400 Burdick Expy E
Minot, ND
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr.Dennis Lutz
(701) 857-5852
831 South Broadway Street #113
Minot, ND
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1973
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Trinity Health St Joseph, Minot, Nd
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Nesbitt Holland, MD
(903) 614-3179
400 Burdick Expressway East South
Minot, ND
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Wadley Reg Med Ctr, Texarkana, Tx; St Michael Hosp, Texarkana, Tx
Group Practice: Collom & Carney Clinic

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Michael Thomas Vandall, MD
(701) 852-2600
1500 24th Ave SW
Minot, ND
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dennis Joseph Lutz, MD
(701) 857-5852
PO Box 190
Minot, ND
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1973
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Hospital: Trinity Health St Joseph, Minot, Nd; Trinity Med Ctr, Minot, Nd
Group Practice: Women's Health Svc

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(701) 857-5000
400 East Burdick Expressway
Minot, ND
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M
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Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Trinity
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(701) 857-5000
831 S Broadway
Minot, ND
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Female
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Graduation Year: 1982

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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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