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Semen Analysis Pine Bluff AR

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.

Ruston Young Pierce, MD
(870) 535-3443
1702 W 42nd Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: Jefferson Reg Med Ctr, Pine Bluff, Ar
Group Practice: Obstetrics-Gynecology Ltd

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Calvin Mc Rae Bracy, MD
(870) 536-7765
1301 W 43rd Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Kenneth Lambert
(870) 536-7400
1609 W 40th Ave # 402
Pine Bluff, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Kelly D Shrum
(870) 534-4900
1609 West 40th Avenue #203
Pine Bluff, AR
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M
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Jefferson Reg Med Ctr, Pine Bluff, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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William Frank James Jr, MD
(864) 560-1750
2500 Rike Dr
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc
Group Practice: Piedmont Eye Assoc

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Kenneth James Lambert
(870) 536-7400
1708 Doctors Dr
Pine Bluff, AR
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Richard Landry, MD
(765) 827-0221
2 Jefferson Pl
Pine Bluff, AR
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kelly Dean Shrum
(870) 534-4900
1609 W 40th Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kelly Dean Shrum, DO
(870) 534-4900
1609 W 40th Ave Ste 203
Pine Bluff, AR
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1994
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Hospital: Jefferson Reg Med Ctr, Pine Bluff, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Center For Women

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Pine Bluff, AR
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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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