A visit to the fertility clinic does not have to be a daunting experience. Here's a brief overview about what to expect if you decide to visit a specialist.
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.
An important precursor to Testosterone, Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is critical for sperm and testosterone production. It is one of the best predictors of overall testicular function and is a key hormone that should be measured during any evaluation of male fertility.
What's a normal sperm count? Find out where you stand and what it means for your fertility.
Semen analysis results can be confusing. This article explains each parameter measured, what's normal and potential reasons for abnormalities.
Because male infertility has no outward signs or symptoms, the only way to find out if there is an issue is to have your semen tested. There are several options available for home testing as well as a variety of techniques used in labs.
An in-depth look at how sperm production is measured, what causes a low sperm count, how many sperm it takes to make a baby and what men can do to improve sperm production.
A number of disorders that impact the male reproductive system do not have any symptoms beyond reduced fertility.
Abnormalities on a semen analysis may prompt your doctor to order more tests to determine underlying causes of fertility issues or to determine whether there really is a fertility issue. Here are a list of some of the most common follow on tests that specialists use to diagnose and treat male fertility.
Urologists often order scrotal ultrasounds to confirm suspicions about abnormalities that they discover during a physical exam or to discover abnormalities that may be too small to detect by other means.
Sometimes we just gotta take up the tailpipe. Here are some notes about what you can expect from a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and why it is an important test to help get to the bottom of fertility issues.
Medical terms can be pretty confusing. When we started our research, we kept a notebook of all the terms and linked to all the wiki articles on each topic to help keep things straight. We found it useful and thought it would be cool to share with you. Hopefully this helps de-code some of the medical-ese that you might encounter.