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.
A peek into the fascinating history of one of medicine's most awkward tests.
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.
Motility is a standard measurement taken during a semen analysis. This article explains how sperm motility is measured, how many motile sperm are necessary for conception, causes of low motility and what men can try to do to improve sperm health
Are my sperm weird looking? Morphology is one of the most confusing measurements taken during a semen analysis the morphology. Learn how sperm shape is measured, what's normal, what's not, why it matters and what can cause abnormally shaped sperm.
In its simplest form, sperm vitality is basically the percentage of living, healthy sperm in your semen. It's important to think of each sperm cell is a living thing, with an ability to move on its own and its own lifespan. In your testicles, these little guys have a lifespan of around 72 days. Once a sperm cell dies, it remains in the testicles for time and the body begins to break it down and reabsorb it.
What's the normal semen volume? How fast does semen travel during ejaculation? Find out what's normal and where you measure up.
Is semen an acid or a base? Could your semen pH be impacting your fertility? Get the facts about semen pH and learn what you can do to improve it.
Possibly the grossest thing you'll come across on your semen analysis report, "semen liquefaction time" often leaves people with more questions than answers. What does it mean? Why does it happen? And why does liquefaction time matter?
What is a white blood cell and why does your semen analysis measure white blood cell concentration? If sperm cells are the quarterbacks of baby-making, white blood cells are like your offensive linemen.