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Doctor insights on: How Can You Tell If My Partners Sperm Is Fertile

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I was fertile but husband was not so used donor sperm. Should we tell?

I was fertile but husband was not so used donor sperm. Should we tell?

Sperm donor: The decision to "tell" is a personal decision and not really a medical issue. ...Read more

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Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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I am starting to think my partner has some fertility issues in regards to his sperm. Is this an easy fix in general if we seek professional help?

I am starting to think my partner has some fertility issues in regards to his sperm. Is this an easy fix in general if we seek professional help?

Depends: You need a sperm analysis to really answer this question. And likely the 2 of you need to see a rei (reproductive endocrine and infertility) doctor to help you. They are going to give you the most precise answers to your questions. The fix as it were might be easy, or it might not, but impossible to tell without the information that you need. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to still get pregnant if your partner takes a home sperm fertility test and it comes back negative?

Is it possible to still get pregnant if your partner takes a home sperm fertility test and it comes back negative?

If u want to make: Sure he is not fertile or fertile he need to do a semen analysis at a lab or at an infert specialist , he can do the specimen at home and then u or him take it there your OB can rec who should analyze it. ...Read more

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How to increase sperm fertility naturally ?

How to increase sperm fertility naturally
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Improve sperm qual: I agree with others but let me add that there are lifestyle changes that can improve sperm quality. Stop smoking, decrease alcohol, avoid heat situations like hot tubs, saunas and baths; extreme sports can also be a problem. If you are a body builder then no steroids or supplements with androgens (tricky, so read labels carefully). Sperm cycle is 75d, so change takes a while to see results. ...Read more

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What does fertile and quality sperm look like?

What does fertile and quality sperm look like?

Sperm: Can only be seen and assessed under a microscope, and there are who criteria for grading it. Without a microscope, there is no really 'correct' look for semen. ...Read more

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What is the process of counting the male sperm for fertility?

What is the process of counting the male sperm for fertility?

Semen Analysis info: The semen analysis is performed on a fresh specimen within 2 hours of collection. Before testing, a period of 2-4 days of abstinence from ejaculation is recommended. The specimen is best collected by masturbation into a sterile container. This is most conveniently performed in the facility provided at the laboratory however collection at home is acceptable if it can be brought in within 1 hr. ...Read more

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What is the process of counting the male sperm for fertility evaluation?

Microscopic eval: After liquifaction of the sperm sample an hour or so after ejaculation, a drop is placed in a small measured volume chamber, and sperm count and motility are measured under the microscope. Multiplying these values by the sperm volume gives a total motile sperm count, the best single measure of sperm quality. Many other measures exist. Automated systems are available for semen analysis. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more