A semen analysis looks at the volume and quality of a man’s sperm. It is one of the first steps to detect male fertility issues. The test also shows whether a vasectomy was successful.
What is semen? /
Semen, also known as seminal fluid, is an organic bodily fluid created to contain spermatozoa. It is secreted by the gonads (sexual glands) and other sexual organs of male or hermaphroditic animals and can fertilize the female ovum. Semen is produced and originates from the seminal vesicle, which is located in the pelvis. The process that results in the discharge of semen from the urethral orifice is called ejaculation. In humans, seminal fluid contains several components besides spermatozoa: proteolytic and other enzymes as well as fructose are elements of seminal fluid which promote the survival of spermatozoa, and provide a medium through which they can move or "swim". The fluid is designed to be discharged deep into the vagina, so the spermatozoa can pass into the uterus and form a zygote with an egg.
What is a semen analysis? /
A semen analysis is a lab test that examines a sample of semen under a microscope. It evaluates things such as sperm count, activity (motility) and shape (morphology).
Who needs a semen analysis? /
Reasons you may need a semen analysis include:
☑ Male infertility: If a couple has been having difficulty trying to conceive, there may be a semen abnormality. In some cases, it’s due to an issue with a man’s sperm. A semen analysis evaluates the likelihood that a man can cause a pregnancy.
☑ Vasectomy follow-up: A semen analysis determines whether a vasectomy was successful. This procedure blocks the tubes that deposit sperm in semen. If there are no sperm in the semen, the vasectomy worked, and a man cannot get a woman pregnant.
What does the analysis look at? /
A post-vasectomy semen analysis checks to see whether the semen contains sperm.
🔻 Normal results would show no sperm or very few non-moving sperm.
🔻 Abnormal results would contain moving sperm or high numbers of non-moving sperm.
When used as a fertility test in men, it looks at:
🔻 pH level: Whether semen is too acidic, which can affect sperm health.
🔻 Semen volume: Amount of semen in the sample (in millimeters).
🔻 Sperm concentration: Number of sperm per millimeter of semen.
🔻 Sperm morphology: Size and shape of the sperm.
🔻 Sperm motility: Ability of the sperm to swim toward an egg.
🔻 Time to liquefaction: How quickly semen changes from a sticky substance to a liquid.
🔻 Vitality: Percent of live sperm in the sample.
🔻 White blood cells: A sign of infection or inflammation.
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