Semen analysis is often the first test recommended by doctors to access a man's fertility. But sometimes, even if the semen analysis comes back normal, there are molecular issues with sperm that can reduce your chances of conception or hinder development of embyros. It can help better diagnose unexplained infertility or better inform success rates for IVF.
Androvia Cap Score is a new sperm function test that measures signals on the cell that control capacitation (or the sperm's ability to fertilize an egg).
This article breaks down options for getting testosterone tested, what normal levels should be, causes of low T and next steps if your testosterone levels are low.
Houston, we have a problem… an abnormal semen analysis can be both confusing and scary. Especially in cases where you find out that you have very few or no sperm at all. What should I do now? Is this fixable? Can I still become a father? The good news is that there are lots of things that doctors can do to correct medical causes of male infertility.
Responsible for kicking off a long chain of events that spurs sperm production, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is the best hormonal indicator of the testicle’s ability to produce sperm and a primary hormone to be measured in the evaluation of male fertility.
An important precursor to Testosterone, Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is critical for sperm and testosterone production. It is one of the best predictors of overall testicular function and is a key hormone that should be measured during any evaluation of male fertility.
Urologists often order scrotal ultrasounds to confirm suspicions about abnormalities that they discover during a physical exam or to discover abnormalities that may be too small to detect by other means.
Sometimes we just gotta take up the tailpipe. Here are some notes about what you can expect from a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and why it is an important test to help get to the bottom of fertility issues.