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.
There have been a number of apps developed over the past few years to help women track their cycles as part of an effort to try to conceive, but now, there's an app made just for men on the journey to fatherhood.
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.
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.
The simple, but important answer is 1. So, why do men make so many sperm? For men, fertility is a number's game. The more sperm, the better the odds. Learn about the research that has been done on the correlation of sperm count to pregnancy rates.