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What is the definition or description of: semen analysis, complete?

What is the definition or description of: semen analysis, complete?

Semen analysis: A complete semen analysis is looking at the man's sperm. Analysis consists of volume, viscosity, concentration, motility, grade, morphology, and white cells. ...Read more

Semen (Definition)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and ...Read more


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My dr ordered a culture of my urine and a complete semen analysis.Does this check for all bacteria and infections or would a semen culture be helpful also?Or is it not needed with the first two tests?

My dr ordered a culture of my urine and a complete semen analysis.Does this check for all bacteria and infections or would a semen culture be helpful also?Or is it not needed with the first two tests?

Depends: You do not state the reason for the study but i'll assume a prostate problem. A regular urine culture checks for common bacteria but not gonorrhea or chlamydia if a std might be an issue. A semin analysis would normally examine the components and ratio of active to inactive sperm. If your doc ordered the original culture with a std in mind, s/he probably has all needed info.You could ask. ...Read more

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I would like help, semen analysis report !?

I would like help, semen analysis report !?

Get tested: You need to have your semen tested? OK. Check with a physician who can order appropriate testing for you. ...Read more

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Can my semen analysis be affected by what I eat?

Can my semen analysis be affected by what I eat?

Not likely: The most important thing is to not ejaculate for 48 hours prior to the collection. This ensures that counts are accurate. ...Read more

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Help, what's the meaning of semen analysis report?

Help, what's the meaning of semen analysis report?

Suggesting....: As an important initial part of evaluating male infertility, it confirms the volume, viscosity, liquefaction time, sperm count, maturity, morphology, and motility so to understand and appreciate the quality and quantity of semen to suggest its favorableness to fertilize the egg. ...Read more

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Help please? What is semen test or semen analysis ?

Here are some ...: Semen exam is largely done for two conditions: 1. post-vasectomy exam to just confirm if sperm is still present or note so to assure infertility after vasectomy and 2. semen analysis to investigate the volume, viscosity, time to liquefy, total sperm count, sperm concentration, pus cells in semen, sperm shape, maturity, and motility so to suggest the degree of fertility. ...Read more

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Where can I get my semen analysis results interpretted?

Where can I get my semen analysis results interpretted?

A Fertility clinic: The doctor ordering the semen analysis should be able to interpret it for you. Having said that, if you're trying to conceive a fertility clinic (reproductive endocrinology and infertility md) should be able to help if you're trying to conceive. ...Read more

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How to understand my semen analysis. What is most important?

Have a dr. explain: It's all important, for different reasons. One way of simplifying a sa is to multiply the total count (concentration * volume) by the %motility * %morphology to get a total-motile-normal count. That said, you really can't understand a sa from a short explanation, ask the responsible doctor to explain it! ...Read more

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What is the average cost of a semen analysis & how long does it take?

Semen analysis: Price is generally $100-$150. Actually takes <1 hour to do depending on the lab. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: semen analysis, non viable?

Viability: A complete semen analysis will also measure the sperm for viability. Even though he sperm may not be moving underneath the microscopic field, it may still be alive. The viability measures the percentage of sperm that are alive that are moving and the ones that made be alive and not moving. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my semen analysis report is this result ok or not?

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Here is ...: Where is your semen analysis report? Please define it so I or my colleagues can answer your question. ...Read more

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What to do if i need to understand semen analysis results: normal or abnormal?

Semen Analysis: First I'd suggest ask the doctor who ordered it to explain it to you. If that's not possible, if you can write out clearly what the results are (please copy carefully and do not use your own abbreviations) we might be able to help review it online. ...Read more

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What's the difference between regular semen analysis and advanced semen analysis?

Make 'em work for it: An advanced semen analysis is sperm recovery through a density gradient preparation and sperm survival after a 24-hour incubation, and is predictive of IUI success. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband just had a semen analysis and was wondering if I could get help reading it?

What do you suggest if my husband just had a semen analysis and was wondering if I could get help reading it?

Semen Analysis: Even though prime or concierge physician's may be able to help with this - their might be concerns about confidentiality issues if interpreting another person's laboratory results. ...Read more

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I've done a lot of recreational drugs the past 3 years. Now I stopped should I get a semen analysis to see if everything is OK? will my semen recover?

I've done a lot of recreational drugs the past 3 years. Now I stopped should I get a semen analysis to see if everything is OK? will my semen recover?

No: People do not get semen analyses unless they are having infertility problems. So, if a guy is married, settled down, happily having lots of sex with his likewise happy wife, and they have not gotten pregnant after 9-12 months of trying, then do consider a semen analysis. Otherwise, just hope the need for semen analysis never comes. ...Read more

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Got my semen analysis result today. Can you tell me briefly what are the normal semen analysis result. So that I can compare mine to your given.thank?

Got my semen analysis result today.  Can you tell me briefly what are the normal semen analysis result. So that I can compare mine to your given.thank?

See below: Most recent World Health Organization normal reference values (2010): •Semen volume: >1.5 ml •Sperm count: >15 million/ml •Total sperm number: >39 million per ejaculate •Vitality: >58% live sperm •Progressive motility: >32% •Total motility: >40% •Sperm morphology: >4% normal forms Other values that various labs may report: •pH: 7.2-7.8 •White blood cells count: <1 million cells/ml ...Read more

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My semen analysis is 30% Active, 35 % sluggish and 35% non motile. plz tell me is it ok.

My semen analysis is 30% Active, 35 % sluggish and 35% non motile. plz tell me is it ok.

Semen testing: Sperm motility and morphology in semen analysis are difficult tests to standardize, and tend to be subjective. Additionally, correlation with fertility is not absolute. Pregnancies can occur with low counts and poor motility. That said, ths result should not discourage you from the chance of being a father. Be a good one! ...Read more

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Can we consider this semen analysis count normal vol=5ml, count/ml=10million , count/ejac=50 million ?

Can we consider this semen analysis count normal vol=5ml, count/ml=10million , count/ejac=50 million ?

No: This semen analysis is not complete. A 'normal ' count should be closer to 20 millions/ml, other information that is needed is the volume, quality of the movement of the sperm +/- morphology, number of 'round cells' or wbc. ...Read more

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Is this semen analysis result normal- volume= 1ml, count= 87million, 60% actively motile, 20% sluggish & 20% non motile?

Is this semen analysis result normal- volume= 1ml, count= 87million, 60% actively motile, 20% sluggish & 20% non motile?

Semen analysis: The volume is low, it should be between 2-5ml and you do not mention morphology(how the sperm look). A low volume could be due to loss of some of the seminal fluids during collection. A repeat test is indicated. ...Read more