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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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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