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do u have to not masterbate or have sex prior to an semen analysis

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Typically it's recommended to wait between 2 and 5 days after the last ejaculation before providing semen for analysis.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No sex: It is better to refrain from sex to ensue proper semen specimen on the day of the test.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe...: Masturbation doesn't usually reduce sperm count, but you're doing it very frequently. Ejaculation that often might temporarily reduce sperm count. Hol ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
What is your ?: I doubt that masturbating 3 times a week has anything to do with sperm motility. See your urologist. He/she can help find out what is going on, if any ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Just be gentle: Stretching is not required, but foreplay (sexual stimulation prior to intercourse) is very helpful, especially if you have not had much or any sex in ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends: Usually you really need to see a specialist who know what tests to run and which are not as important. It really depends who is in that clinic and wha ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Do you mean: that you are not having sex ?. Your body will reabsorb semen that remains in the body. So -don't worry - it won't build up.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Complex: Anorgasmia is a serious personal/medical problem. Sex is important & lack of satisfaction with the sex acts is disturbing. There are many causes for ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not likely: As long as one remained intact, then should not be a problem.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jones
21 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not.: Sexual intercourse increases risk of either of these a bit. Be sure to try to urinate immediately after intercourse. If symptoms persist see your do ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
STD Testing is good: The fact that she was bleeding probably has no impact on your risk of infection. Ideally, both of you would be vaccinated for HPV and get STD testing ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
No: Most personal/sexual lubricant does not contain spermicide.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
18 years experience Occupational Medicine
Depends: Depends on what you are looking for some std like HIV may take as much as a year to present by blood test where others like gonorrhea may take a few d ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
48 years experience Clinical Psychology
Need a physical: We're talking about libido, which is the conscious or unconscious sex drive in a person and describes the strength of their sexual desires and interes ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: If you abstain from partner sex, you cannot get a std. However, there are a few germs most often linked to sexual transmission that can pass during ki ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't have sex: Hold off on sex until you finish your treatment and your doctors says it is safe.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
You: have to ovulate to have a viable egg to be fertilized to get pregnant
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Nope: Good news, there's no relation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Once: Once is all it takes.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Std on penis: Some may have big sores but most you cannot tell. Better to ask them.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Myth: This has to do with the idea that male and female sperm swin at different speeds, so to speak. But it is virtually impossible to determine exactly wh ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Esponda
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A person can get a sexually transmitted disease even if the person has no family history of sexually transmitted diseases. Even persons that use cond ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rethink this: Sexual activity while pleasureable and affirming of your individuality and attractiveness, is a special event and should be treasured. Your question ... Read More

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