Infertility in couples is becoming an increasing cause of concern for those who are trying to get
pregnant. Though people have this misconception that females are responsible for infertility,
the male partner’s sperm count and sperm quality can also be the reason behind the couple’s
To determine how your male partner could be contributing towards infertility, your fertility
specialist will conduct a semen analysis of his sample.
Semen analysis is a test that analyzes the sperm’s health and structure under a microscope.
Semen is the fluid that comes out from the male’s penis during ejaculation. It contains sperms
and secretion from other glands like prostrate.
A sample of the male partner’s semen is analyzed in the laboratory to check for the underlying
cause of infertility. Semen analysis checks for:
Usually, to arrive at a more conclusive result, the doctor asks for two or three samples of your
semen. Specially if the reports are below normal.
Semen analysis is extremely crucial for treating male infertility, especially if you are
trying to get pregnant. It helps the fertility specialist in understanding the health and
structure of the sperm.
Moreover, the analysis also helps determine the concentration of the sperm and its
motility or ability to reach the ovum and fertilize it.
they cannot manage to swim past all these regions or may not move at all. Since
the sperms cannot reach the egg, fertilization does not occur.
WHO criteria for normal motility.
Through a semen analysis, you can determine the presence or absence of
fructose. It’s absent, this indicates that there is an issue in the seminal vesicles.
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure done to sterilize the male. After the surgery, the male
can ejaculate semen like earlier, except that there will be no sperms in his semen.
Every month after the surgery, the doctor recommends getting a semen analysis done
to check if the sperm count is continuing to diminish and if the vasectomy was
successful or not.
How to Prepare For A Semen Analysis
Semen analysis is important when it comes to checking for male infertility. There are numerous
tests for females but only one & most important for males i.e semen.
To ensure that your semen sample is usable, your fertility specialist will ask you to:
It is advisable to collect semen samples at least two or three times, with at least a 2 to 3 days
gap between each time. The results from each test are averaged to get the final result.
About 2 percent of males are infertile due to an issue with their sperm. Therefore, semen
analysis is one of the most important determining factors for the condition. Your fertility
specialist will advise your future course of treatment based on these results. They may advise
to go for advanced semen function tests also depending on the test result.
For a reliable check of your fertility and sperm health, visit Aveya IVF and Fertility Center. Our
modern technology and equipment contribute towards accurate test results. As for the
treatment, you will find that our learned team of doctors and fertility specialists is among the
finest in all IVF centers of Delhi.