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Semen Analysis Test & Treatment

  • A semen analysis is often recommended when couples are having problems getting pregnant. The test will help a doctor determine if a man is infertile. The analysis will also help determine if low sperm count or sperm dysfunction is the reason behind infertility.
  • The most common test for males is a semen analysis. It helps measure:
    Sperm Count: The number of sperm in the sample.
    Sperm Motility: The quality of the sperm and the movement of the sperm
    Sperm Morphology: helps assess the size and shape of the sperm and determines the percentage of sperm that appear normal.

How to prepare for semen analysis?

  • Avoid ejaculation for 24 to 72 hours before the test.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and drugs such as cocaine and marijuana two to five days before the test.
  • Stop taking any herbal medications.
  • Avoid any hormone medications

FAQs

A semen analysis test is where a man’s sperm is collected and tested in a lab. This is done to test and check the volume along with the sperm quality. The semen analysis test determines and detects fertility issues in men.
A semen analysis test is required when the doctor advises it. The doctor may advise it for different reasons. It is used to analyse male infertility issues. It is mostly used to detect the sperm quality and its volume.
Low sperm count or the quality of the sperm could be one of the main reasons for male infertility. Depending on the sperm quality, the volume and movement, the doctor may advise the concerned male with medicines, surgeries and/or therapies.

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First step towards infertility is correct diagnosis and NOT treatment.