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What Does Fertile And Quality Sperm Look Like
My husband wants to try a "natural" fertility supplement, does Fertilsan M work? Any other "supplement suggestions" to enhance sperm quality - thanks
No: No controlled studies have shown benefits fr. Herbals.Male infertility is a complex issue possible cause include hormone imbalance, sperm duct defects, infections, varicocele, ejaculation issues (e.g:retrograde ej), anti-sperm antibodies, using anabolic steroids.Previous operations that block sperm fr. Getting in ejaculate can be corrected s'times. See urologist with interest or specialized in infertility
See answer: Though there is likely some degree of variation from one individual to the next, daily or more frequent ejaculation is likely to diminish to some degree the quantity and quality of the sperm and therefore "potentially" the fertility as well. It is generally felt that 48-72 hours is the ideal time interval to maximize sperm and semen quality. If not trying to conceive, frequency is not an issue.
Can you tell if sperm is fertile based on its consistancy? Like liquid clear flowing sperm vs thick white tacky sperm?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Sperm: Sperm survive up to five days inside of a female.
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.
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.
One dr replied saying the least fertile time is day 1-7. Isn't this when u r most fertile especially since sperm can survive up to a few days?
What is the longest sperm can live in a female a week before oving? As days go by before oving, are they less fertile? What is chance live past 72hr?
Sperm usually will n: Not survive past 72 hrs that is the outer limit.See 1 more doctor answer
No reason for. ...: Nutritional supplement of such has no reason to suppress egg production or hormonal change. But, for more detailing, please ask your Doc and work with her/him. Best wish...
Sperm donor: The decision to "tell" is a personal decision and not really a medical issue.See 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: By microscope, can sometimes tell motility levels or obvious malformations, but cannot interpret the genetic code content / completeness by eye.
Semen analysis: Semen analysis is not a test of fertility rather an evaluation of production of sperm. Even with slight abnormalities fertility may not necessarily be affected. I'm assuming the numbers you are referring to pertain to morphology. If that is the case, those numbers are fine. The remaining numbers referring to count and motility are also important for full assessment.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon count: Men should have at least 20 million sperm in an ejaculate to be fertile. 10 million or less is considered infertile. Additionally, most of the sperm should be motile. However fertility can be increased by artificial insemination, ivf (in vitro fertilization) ; with as little as 1/2 sperm by icsi (intra cytoplasmic sperm injection0.
Maybe: Vitamins such as fertilaid contain various vitamins that may help sperm quality. Whether they help conception is less clear but they are certainly not harmful.
No: No evidence to support this.Get a more detailed answer ›
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