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Semen Analysis Siler City NC

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.

Dorothea Ann Griffiths, MD
150 Parkwood Dr
Elkin, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1994

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Gary A Haakenson
(919) 781-9555
2417 Atrium Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael David Smith, MD
(336) 832-6508
801 Green Valley Rd
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Wake Med Ctr, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Kamm McKenzie Harden Smith & Bass Marston & Saacks Mds Pllc

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Hugh Judd Grant, MD
(919) 571-1040
4420 Lake Boone Trl Ste 302
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1969

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Alicia Ann Walsh
(828) 345-0800
915 Tate Blvd Se
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jennifer Ferguson, MD
(252) 355-7805
2450 Emerald Place Dr
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1992

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Amy Patricia Murtha, MD
Trent Drive,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1992

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Harold C Pollard
(336) 765-9350
2927 Lyndhurst Ave
Winston-Salem, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lawrence C Walker Jr, MD
(704) 375-2472
1053 Bolling Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Forsyth Mem Hosp, Winston Salem, Nc
Group Practice: Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates

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Nasser A Askary, MD
(910) 997-3151
1219 Rockingham Rd Ste C
Rockingham, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ahwaz Univ, Sch Of Med, (Shahid Chamran Univ) Ahwaz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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