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A semen analysis frequently serves as one of the first tests conducted to assess a man’s potential for fertility when he and his partner are having trouble becoming pregnant. As part of our thorough fertility workup procedure, First Fertility offers comprehensive semen analysis and seminogram testing services as a standard part of all our surrogacy packages. Our fertility specialists can identify potential causes of infertility and the best course of treatment by analyzing sperm count, motility, morphology, and other factors.

What is a Semen Analysis?

A semen analysis evaluates the health, viability and overall quality of a man’s semen and sperm. It measures several key factors:

  • Sperm concentration (count)
  • Sperm motility (movement)
  • Sperm morphology (shape)
  • Semen volume
  • Semen appearance
  • Other markers like white blood cell count

This seminogram provides our andrology team with comprehensive data to assess the functional fertility of the sperm. Low levels in any of the tested parameters can indicate the presence of male factor fertility issues.

What is the Semen Analysis Process?

Providing a Sample

You’ll need to provide a sperm sample by masturbating into a sterile collection container at our lab or at home. It’s best to avoid ejaculating for 2-5 days beforehand, as this can help increase the concentration of sperm.

Sample Analysis

The semen sample is evaluated within 1 hour, as a delay can cause the sample to degrade. Our embryologists will analyze the semen under a high-powered microscope, counting the sperm concentration, grading the motility, and assessing morphology.

Results Consultation

You will then have a consultation with one of our fertility specialists to review the complete semen analysis report. If abnormalities are detected, further testing like hormonal profiles or genetic testing may be recommended.

What If My Semen Analysis Results Are Abnormal?

Abnormal semen test results don’t always mean you can’t have a baby. Many men with lower-than-ideal semen analysis find success conceiving through timed intercourse or fertility treatments like Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) / intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The key is staying positive and working closely with your doctor to explore all available options.

Some Common Reasons for Abnormal Results:

  • Low sperm count/concentration
  • Poor sperm motility
  • Abnormal sperm morphology
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Genetic factors
  • Recent illness
  • Environmental exposures
  • Lifestyle factors

Treatment Options With Abnormal Semen Analysis

Depending on the semen analysis findings and the underlying cause,  treatment options may include:

  • Lifestyle changes (quit smoking, vitamin supplements, etc.)
  • Medication
  • Surgery to correct varicocele (veins in scrotum that take blood from testicles) or obstructions
  • IUI
  • IVF / ICSI
  • Surgical sperm retrieval (TESA, TESE, etc.)
  • Use of donor sperm

Our fertility doctors have extensive experience interpreting semen analysis results and developing customized treatment plans to help couples achieve pregnancy.

Our Commitment to Success

By selecting our clinic for your fertility journey, you receive access to modern facilities, well-trained experts, and a helpful community of people aiming for a similar objective—to create joyful, healthy families. 

Thanks to our meticulous research, we’ve discovered that reducing the emotional strain associated with individual fertility journeys has been shown to increase the chances of successful pregnancies. We’re dedicated to improving the overall well-being of expectant mothers, including their mental health.

We are­ led by principles which aim to improve e­very aspect of semen analysis, using modern methods along with customized tre­atments to help as many patients as possible­ succeed. Our goal is offering imaginative solutions without compromising our empathetic and client-centered approach.

By carefully perfe­cting our techniques and developing a deep understanding of different fertility treatments, we ensure that every couple receives the highest level of care and attention.

Why Choose First Fertility for Semen Analysis?

  • State-of-the-art men’s health lab services
  • Comprehensive semen analysis & seminogram testing
  • Experienced embryologists certified in analyzing male fertility
  • Treatments for male factor infertility issues

Contact First Fertility today to start your IVF journey – we will schedule a new patient consultation and semen analysis testing. We’ll partner with you to determine the underlying cause of any male fertility issues and create a customized treatment plan tailored for success.

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