May 29th, 2015
Semen analysis is performed to measure male fertility by examining the amount of semen a man produces during an ejaculation. The basic objective of performing semen analysis is to adjudge the quality and quantity of sperms. Semen analysis is done to assess different parameters such as the sperm count, sperm motility, sperm velocity, sperm shape and size, semen volume, and the sperm liquefaction.
Semen analysis is advised by a health care provider when a man is facing difficulty fathering a child. Semen analysis is also performed after a vasectomy to confirm whether the procedure has been successful.
As part of semen analysis, you are required to produce a specimen sample of your semen. The doctor might ask you not to have sex for a specified amount of time before submitting the sample. The sample should ideally be delivered within an hour of production.
The following parameters are analyzed as part of the semen analysis:
The results of semen analysis typically fall into three categories: normal, definitely abnormal, and ‘in between’. Normal results indicate that the person has no problems fathering a child. If the results of semen analysis are definitely abnormal it means either the shape and size of the sperms are not normal or there are very few or no sperms in the semen. An in-between result means that fertility can still be achieved though some kind of intervention might be required.
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