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Are over-the-counter male fertility test accurate?

Are over-the-counter male fertility test accurate?

It depends: The otc tests are a decent screening test for fertility problems, but predicting pregnancy rates off a test result is not yet possible. If you suspect there is a fertility problem, get an expert's advice. ...Read more

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Is the OTC male fertility test accurate?

Is the OTC male fertility test accurate?

Yes. Not a full test: The over-the-counter fertility test for men is called spermcheck and tests only sperm count (concentration): low or normal. Accuracy is ok. A full semen analysis (sa) through a fertility clinic looks at sperm count as well as motility (% that are moving) and morphology (% of normal-shaped sperm). Some clinics test sperm antibodies too. The home test is better than nothing but is not a full sa test. ...Read more

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How does one give a semen sample for a male fertility test?

How does one give a semen sample for a male fertility test?

Three options ...: Most times you give a sample by masturbation - fertility clinics have private collection rooms. For men unwilling/unable to collect in office, many clinics will allow you to collect at home in a container they provide then bring it in within 45-60 mins, keeping the cup at body temperature. Some guys can only ejaculate with intercourse; a nontoxic condom can be used to collect but it's not ideal. ...Read more

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What does a male fertility test consist of?

Semen analysis: Males are tested with semen analysis, or sperm count. A semen sample is collected and evaluated under a micorscope for number of sperm, as well as motility and shape (morphology.). ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol before a male fertility test affect the result?

Will drinking alcohol before a male fertility test affect the result?

Not usually: I suppose a major binge might have an effect, but light alcohol use probably not. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol before taking a male fertility test change the result?

Does drinking alcohol before taking a male fertility test change the result?

Maybe: Only if the man is binge drinking. One study from brazil reports that drinking greater than five drinks at one setting once a week or more frequently can impair sperm quality. ...Read more

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Are accurate male fertility tests available over the counter?

Are accurate male fertility tests available over the counter?

None I know of: The only real fertility test for men is a semen analysis which is a detailed look at the sperm and other cells in semen. It grades the sperm quality based on number, activity and shape. If the semen analysis is normal, there is no further testing necessary. When it is abnormal, a physical exam and some hormone tests are the next step. ...Read more

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Are the male fertility blend vitamins available over-the-counter shown to help improve count & motility?

Are the male fertility blend vitamins available over-the-counter shown to help improve count & motility?

Yup.: If you eat airport food or eat alot from a box, you should consider taking a male "prenatal." here is one that i recommend: http://www.Essbeg.Com/forhim.Htm. ...Read more

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Is there a home fertility test for men?

Is there a home fertility test for men?

Yes. Not a full test: The over-the-counter fertility test for men is called spermcheck and tests if a man's sperm count (concentration) is low or normal. A full semen analysis (sa) through a fertility clinic looks at sperm count as well as motility (% that are moving) and morphology (% of normal-shaped sperm). Some clinics test sperm antibodies too. So the home test is better than nothing but not as good as a full sa. ...Read more

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How much does it cost at obgyn for a male to get a fertility test if i don't have insurance?

How much does it cost at obgyn for a male to get a fertility test if i don't have insurance?

Fertility test: Hard to tell what an obgyn would charge, but i would recommend that you go to a community health center that offer discount testing. As a male, you may need a sperm test that doesn't require an obgyn to order. ...Read more

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What are the tests for male fertility?

What are the tests for male fertility?

Semen Eval & bloods: The basic test is the semen analysis which is typically collected by masturbation into a sterile cup. This is best done in a specialized reproductive lab, as commercially done analyses are often not very reliable. Hormonal evaluation of testicular and pituitary hormones is also done, and in many cases a special physical examination to evaluate the testicles and scrotal sac (for varicose veins). ...Read more

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Can male fertility decline with age?

Can male fertility decline with age?

Recent evidence, yes: Recent genome and population studies associate paternal age with autism, schizophrenia, and possibly cancer. Mice studies show decreased fertility with middle age and altered sperm genes. An english study showed that men>45 years needed 5x longer to achieve pregnancy with partner. Male age particularly becomes a factor when women are in late 30's. With ivf, pregnancy rates are less for men >50. ...Read more

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Is mental health related to male fertility?

Yes: Stress is a factor in sperm production and delivery. Stress centers in the brain reduce FSH and lh, the hormones that trigger sperm production. Stress reduces erection and ejaculation, a problem for sperm delivery. Stress reduction can improve these problems. ...Read more

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Whats the best fertility test to use, but that is good and cheap?

Whats the best fertility test to use, but that is good and cheap?

Your choice: I assume you are talking about ovulation predictor test kits. There are many brands out there and most are reasonable. So you take a pick. ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a drug store fertility test work for me?

What would experts say? Could a drug store fertility test work for me?

Perhaps...: What test are you talking about? Are you a woman or a man? If female, the drug store opk are fairly reliable if your cycles are fairly regular. The drug store fertility tests for men are nearly worthless. ...Read more

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Will taking the pill affect my fertility test?

Will taking the pill affect my fertility test?

Depends: This depends upon what kind of pill you are taking and what kind of fertility test. One common question is whether or not birth control pills can affect the outcome of your amh level - the answer is no. Birth control pills can affect your fsh level however. ...Read more

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