Important Reasons to Consider a Semen Analysis

Important Reasons to Consider a Semen Analysis

Even though you can get an erection, keep an erection, and satisfy yourself and your partner, there may be problems with your semen that you can’t see or feel. A semen analysis is the only way to find out if there are problems.

At IVFMD, we offer this specialized test using the highest standards. Unlike some corporate labs, we follow the strict Kruger criteria, which gives us a more precise and comprehensive understanding of your sperm.

We have facilities in Irving, Grapevine, and Arlington, Texas, and our patients come from throughout the state to get practical answers to their fertility challenges. Our experienced specialists diagnose and treat issues others may miss, and we have a proven track record, with thousands of families to show for it. 

It’s a myth that most fertility issues lie with the woman. In fact, a male factor is involved about the same amount of time as a female factor. Here are some important reasons to get your semen analyzed.

You and your partner want to get pregnant, but can’t

Although conception seems like the most simple and natural human act, it’s actually a complex process. Most healthy couples (93%) get pregnant within two years of trying. Only 25% of them get pregnant on the first try. 

The main factors are the woman’s age and the regularity of her menstrual cycles, but other health issues come into play as well. Considering all the possible female variables, fertility can be tricky.

But as we mentioned, fertility problems are on the male side just as often as the female side, so if you’re having trouble getting your partner pregnant, consider male infertility testing, and that includes a semen analysis. 

A semen analysis checks five aspects of your semen:

We find that problems with abnormal sperm function and production lead to about 40% of all male fertility issues. 

You have no time to waste

When you’re ready to start a family, you’re at least 10 months away from holding a baby in your arms under the best of circumstances. But when you have fertility issues, you have to wait a whole month before trying again. And if the woman is 35 or older, you don’t have a lot of time to waste.

Getting a semen analysis early in the process can save you both a lot of time, frustration, and heartache. 

If it turns out there’s an issue with your sperm and you know that up front, so you can get treatment and move forward, or learn sooner rather than later that you need fertility help through in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI)

You don’t want to waste money

At IVFMD, our mission is to make fertility care affordable, so you can rest assured that we do all we can to keep costs down. But the process can become expensive over time. 

Because an early semen analysis may identify a male fertility factor, it may help you avoid more expensive and unneeded female fertility tests.

You want confirmation that your vasectomy worked

Another reason to get a semen analysis is to find out if and when your vasectomy is successful. The surgical procedure blocks the tubes that deliver sperm into your ejaculate, but it’s not immediately effective. 

You won’t know for sure when you can have sex and avoid getting a woman pregnant until you have a semen analysis and find out if there’s any sperm in your semen.

After we analyze your semen, we let you know whether we detect an issue with any of the criteria or whether your semen checks out as normal. Either way, we help you plan your next steps in planning your family.

To schedule a semen analysis or talk with our experts about male fertility issues, call any of our three Texas locations today or use our online booking tool to request an appointment.

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