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Semen Analysis Pacific MO

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.

Stacey L Clancy, MD
(314) 965-6033
10345 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
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Probst & Behm Ob/Gyn Services
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mary Clare Ryan, MD
(314) 205-6917
PO Box 195
Saint Albans, MO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1993

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Asko Kivikoski, MD
(314) 879-6390
Ballwin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Turku, Laaketieteellinen Tiedekunta, Turku, Finland
Graduation Year: 1958

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Brian Patrick Mc Kenna, MD
(631) 862-3770
339 Consort Dr
Ballwin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1988
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Hospital: St Catherine Of Sienna Med Ctr, Smithtown, Ny; Suny University Hospital -Sto, Stony Brook, Ny

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John Palmer Elliott, MD
(602) 528-0060
339 Consort Dr
Ballwin, MO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1972

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John Brian Bennett, MD
(314) 525-1020
Labadie, MO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oxford Univ Med Sch, Oxford, Uk (352-09 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1968

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Joseph Arthur Hill, DO
(636) 441-8771
6420 The Cedars Ct
Cedar Hill, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Barnes St Peters Hosp, Saint Peters, Mo
Group Practice: Barnes St Peters Women's Care

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John Jeffrey Elliott, MD
339 Consort Dr
Ballwin, MO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1977

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Debra Lee Schaeffer, MD
(262) 780-4000
322 Woodlawn Terrace Ct
Ballwin, MO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kenneth K Hamai
(636) 239-0250
851 E 5th St
Washington, MO
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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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