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What Should A Sperm Donor Get Tested For Before They Are Able To Donate
Sperm donor qualitie: Basically, the individual shoud be of sound physical condition and should represent all of the qualities that you are looking for.................... ...Read more
If male or females wanted to get their sperm count checked will they have to go to a special doctor for that?
If we've traveled to an area with Zika, is it possible for both my husband and I to get tested to make sure we do not carry the virus? We want to start trying to get pregnant & would prefer not to wait the 6 months recommended for a male after expour
Zika: Discuss with your local Drs. They know you best. ...Read more
At home kits, but...: There are at home kits sold in the us that detect the presence of a sperm protein. The sensitivity of the test is roughly that it will register as positive if the sperm count is >20 million, and negative if below. If negative, should get normal semen analysis at doctor's. If positive, still might be infertile, since just because you have sperm, they may not be functional. Caveat emptor. ...Read more
My husband and I have a personal donor and we would like to know how long sperm can last in a cup once ejaculated. We are wanting to do a home insemination?
Can a doctor do blood tests to find out what immunizations you have received? (i don't know what i once got, be good to know.)
General & specific: In general, 17+yo & 110+Lbs. Some medications and medical conditions result in deferral. American Red Cross provides this information on their website. Check here for more info/specifics and donor locations: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements ...Read more
Is it a routine test at your family doctor to get tested for acute HIV or do you have to wait a few months after in order to be adequately tested?
Get checked well: This is taken care of by the transplant center that will refer you to a nephrologist to make sure you are not at risk for kidney disease later. Also, the recipient, who I am sure is known to you, should be likely to take his meds and not use drugs. Or else, his chance to lose the transplant is high, making donation unwarranted. ...Read more
Medical cons of becoming a surrogate mother? Will i be able to use my own ob/gyn for care? Will i be able to have another child of my own afterward?
Depends: If your pregnancy goes well, there should be no problem with future pregnancies. Blood incompatibility will be treated by your physician. The legal contract will determine your choices and payment for medical care during the pregnancy. Other medical concerns, such as your emotional health, should be discussed in advance with your personal ob/gyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't know: What ttc means, or why you would hide a health concern from your spouse or partner, but you need a competent exam; likely next step is ultra sound, and if one or both are suspicious, markers (blood tests). No proof until biopsy, and most are done through the inguinal canal; not trans-scrotal. ...Read more
Are there physical reasons to wait a certain amount of time before trying to get pregnant after a miscarriage? What are they? How longshould you wait?
Yes: I assume you mean an uncomplicated miscarriage. Reasons include 1) your HCG level from the miscarriage must fall to zero, 2) you must resume ovulating, and 3) you must re-establish a cyclic endometrium. I recommend waiting 1 full cycle after an uncomplicated miscarriage and confirming the HCG has fallen. Many doctors recommend a longer wait, but it seems arbitrary to me after 1 cycle. ...Read more
Have a pap smear once a year to test for cancer. What other tests should I be having done to know if my reproductive organs are healthy?
Routine lab: Tsh, cbc, cmp, vit d. Other tests, labs depending in your health, symptoms (vaginal bleeding, nipple discharge, unsual headaches etc...) , your age (ie, menopausal, or near menopausal), if trying to get pregnant but cannot. Lots of scenarios. Talk to your doctor for advice, that what we do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the HPV test a separate test from the test for other STDs? Will drawing blood be required if I only want to find out if I have HPV?
Yes: Each of the dozen or more diseases that can pass sexually are found through separate testing.Some of the more common ones are bunched and ordered at the same time.Some can be done on a concentrated urine test or vaginal swab.Others require blood tests.HPV can sometimes be diagnosed by exam (wart strain) but serum tests for antibodies to various strains are also available. ...Read more
Disclose to the: Blood bank. I do not know what pacs is, but whatever it is, you should disclose it to the blood bank where you plan to donate plasma. ...Read more
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