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I do not see how I should be able to provide a semen sample. How does this work?

I do not see how I should be able to provide a semen sample. How does this work?

Semen sample: Semen samples are provided via masturbation. There are also special condoms that are provided by the lab to allow for specimen collection via intercourse. ...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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What does it mean if there was puss found in semen sample?

Possibly infection..: Puss (an infiltrate of acute inflammatory cells) in semen may be present secondary to an infection in the male genital tract (examples of causes could be prostatitis or urethritis). It would be good to be examined by a primary care physician and possibly to have cultures performed and/or additional lab work up for genital infections. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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My problem is that my partner gets stressed & cant do semen sample & he has a child already so Is it me?! That why I can't conceive?

My problem is that my partner gets stressed & cant do semen sample & he has a child already so Is it me?! That why I can't conceive?

Can't say: Just because he had a kid before does not mean he's not shooting blanks today. Have him see a urologist and or go to a fertility center. They have ways they can help him get a sample. If he's telling you he can't, I wonder if he really wants to. ...Read more

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Semen sample must be kept at BODY TEMP during home to lab transport for a spermiogram. Does this also apply if a microbiological test is performed?

Semen sample must be kept at BODY TEMP during home to lab transport for a spermiogram. Does this also apply if a microbiological test is performed?

Ideal, but...: It is advisable to keep urine or semen specimen at body temp, but not practical. In general practice, collect specimen as properly instructed and submit it as soon as possible, preferably within 1 hr; that is enough for daily practice. Besides, always correlate the test results with personal clinical profile so to deduce adequate significance. More? Ask your doctors timely. ...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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Is using a semen sample for sti testing as good as using a urine sample?

Is using a semen sample for sti testing as good as using a urine sample?

Depends: It depends on what test? Most lab tests on urine for STD are for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. These tests are optimized for urine samples and semen would not be appropriate. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, what is the highest sperm concentration you have encountered in men's semen sample?

Hi doctors, what is the highest sperm concentration you have encountered in men's semen sample?

15-20mil = normal: 15 to 20 million per is the normal sperm count;not seen many over 35mil. ...Read more

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Bf gets free vasectomy 1 hr 1/2 away but they need 3 semen samples afterwards. Such long drive&so much gas so...how trustworthy r post-vas home tests?

Bf gets free vasectomy 1 hr 1/2 away but they need 3 semen samples afterwards. Such long drive&so much gas so...how trustworthy r post-vas home tests?

They are trustworthy: Yes those tests are needed to make sure sperm count comes to zero other wise you will get pregnant, as some may have anomalous extra vas, or get re-cannalize (which is rare also) ...Read more

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Unpleasant feeling in urethra. Sti checks via pcr negative. Semen sample positive enterococcus faecalis. Not found in urine Can this cause urethritis?

Unpleasant feeling in urethra. Sti checks via pcr negative. Semen sample positive enterococcus faecalis. Not found in urine Can this cause urethritis?

Yes: You might have mild chronic prostatitis. It may be difficult to treat and will probably remain mild. Ask your physician for guidance. ...Read more

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Diagnosis-Chronic Prostatitis, however semen culture+urine sample shows no pathogens. Should I worry about non-cultarable bacteria? STI screen Negativ

Diagnosis-Chronic Prostatitis, however semen culture+urine sample shows no pathogens. Should I worry about non-cultarable bacteria? STI screen Negativ

No: If common bacteria and STDs have been ruled out then your chronic prostatitis is a matter of irritation that is common in young sexually active men and things should settle down later on. No need to worry too much at this time. ...Read more

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What's the best way to collect a semen analysis to collect sample in office or home and if at home how do u store it before arriving to office?

Either way: Collecting semen can be done either in the office or at home. If at home, however, make sure you keep the specimen warm (at body temperature), bring it in to the lab within one hour, and make sure the lab is capable of performing the test, as some smaller lab collection sites do not do the test. ...Read more

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What makes semen thick?

Seminal vesicle: The seminal vesicles contribute a thick, viscous substance to semen. ...Read more

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What does semen look like?

What does semen look like?

Normal Appearance: Normal seminal fluid appears whitish to pearly opalescent. The amount that is produced with ejaculation may vary from day to day, though its consistency is typically thicker than mucus from a runny nose. If you've noticed a change in the color, quality or amount of semen you are producing, it's wise to make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a low semen count?

What causes a low semen count?

Sperm count can vary: And labs are not always accurate in their counts. Keep in good health and sperm count will generally be ok. Avoid toxins like alcohol, tobacco, anabolics, opiates, as well as heat, trauma, radiation, etc. And check w/your doctor if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Why would my semen look soapy?

Normal: This is normal, common, and of no concern. It all depends on the recent diet, fluids ingested, the amount of protein and hormonal fluctuations. There is absolutely nothing to worry about in this common scenario. ...Read more

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How can a man produce more semen?

Very difficult: There's not many ways of producing more semen. It's been said in the complementary health literature that consuming pumpkin seeds can help increase the volume of the semen. ...Read more

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What does healthy semen look like?

Gelatinous ; white: Certaily gloppy ; sticky. Sometimes a little yellowish if it contains some urine. ...Read more

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Why is my semen sometimes stringy?

Called viscosity: Semen is ejaculated as a clumpy, tapioca type fluid that liquifies over 15-60 min. After that, it has various degrees of stringiness like molasses. This is normal. ...Read more

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What does soapy looking semen mean?

What does soapy looking semen mean?

Not sure: There is a lot of protein in sperm and protein can cause a "soapy" look. It does not mean infection in general. ...Read more

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How to make semen white and creamy?

How to make semen white and creamy?

What for?: Leave well enough alone. By trying to influence the appearance of your semen you are likely to make matters worse for your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What to eat to make semen healthy?

Balanced diet: Really, a good balanced diet is all you need to be concerned with. Nutrition has very little to do with spermatogenesis otherwise ...Read more

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How much does a semen anlysis costs?

Varies place 2 place: Also how much needs to be analysed. Suggest you ask dr. Who advises semenanalysis, unless you are only interested in total sperm count ; % viable sperm. Then look up labs via google, call and ask how much they charge. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can semen stock finish with overuse?

Semen: Not sure what those words mean to you. But, this is not very clear. Men who empty their prostate gland regularly (ejaculation) have less prostate cancer in general. Semen does not stop being produced. The amount of semen produced can diminish with age. ...Read more

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What affects the taste of your semen?

Here are some. ..: The study on the taste of semen is lacking and this concern carries no weight for clinical significance so it's been not worth to design such a study to specifically address your question up to this time. At best, the taste of semen seems more an issue teasing curiosity and fantasy than clinical practicality. ...Read more