Our Louisiana fertility centers offer a full-service andrology lab to perform semen analysis
The fertility specialists at Fertility Answers share the insight that female infertility isn’t always the cause of a couple’s infertility. In fact, male infertility contributes to 40% of infertility cases. For this reason, our Louisiana fertility centers have a full-service andrology lab, which can perform male fertility testing such as semen analysis.
The initial screening for male infertility involves taking a medical history and performing semen analysis
After discussing your medical history, you will arrange to provide a semen sample at our IVF lab. To ensure that your sperm count is at its highest, our Louisiana fertility centers recommend that you abstain from sexual activity for 2 to 5 days before providing your sample.
After you provide your sample, our andrologists will perform a semen analysis by examining the following characteristics of your semen and sperm.
- Morphology and motility, the percentage of sperm with normal shape and movement
- Sperm count, the number of sperm per milliliter of semen
- Volume, how much semen you ejaculate
If your medical history or semen analysis reveal abnormalities, your physician may recommend fertility treatment
Depending on what your semen analysis reveals, the physicians at our Louisiana fertility centers may recommend IUI or IVF with ICSI, intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Your physician may also recommend additional tests to pinpoint the exact cause of your male infertility.
While our fertility specialists are able to work around most problems with male infertility, your physician may refer you to a local urologist for treatment if you have more severe anatomical problems.
However, for most men, performing male fertility testing is the first step towards treating male infertility and fathering a child.
If you would like to know more about semen analysis and male infertility, please contact Fertility Answers today to schedule an appointment.