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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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Male Fertility (Definition)

Male fertility is a field of study in which a person looks at the causes of infertility that men have, plus the treatments of such problems. Men can have low testosterone, poor sperm production, abnormal ducts/tubes that carry sperm, erection problems, ejaculation (climax) difficulties, etc... Doctors who specialize in male fertility ...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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Managing Male Menopause (Checklist)

Get hormone levels checked
Yearly
Supplement w/docs guidance
Once
Exercise
Daily
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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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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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Managing Male Menopause (Checklist)

Have prostate checked
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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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Where can I get a male fertility test done to check for sperm motility?

Ask a doctor: Your doctor has to order this test. It is usually obtained by masturbation in the laboratory. ...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

Men (Definition)

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

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