Take charge of your male fertility and schedule a semen analysis
Schedule a semen analysis at our Tennessee male fertility center and begin your journey to become a father. Infertility is often thought to be a woman’s problem, but 40% of the time a male factor is contributing to the couple’s infertility. Assessing the male partner is an essential part of the couple’s fertility evaluation, and a semen analysis can provide important information for your treatment plan.
If your Nashville fertility specialist has ordered male fertility testing, contact us to schedule an appointment. We will work with your schedule because we want to make it as easy as possible for you to schedule a semen analysis and move forward with the process of becoming a parent.
What to expect after you schedule a semen analysis
Once you schedule a semen analysis, there are a few important things to know moving forward.
- Refrain from ejaculating for two to five days before your appointment in order for the analysis to provide the most accurate results.
- A private room will be provided when you arrive at our Tennessee male fertility center where you will collect the specimen in a sterile container.
- Specimens can be collected at home if you feel the added privacy will make you more comfortable. This specimen must be collected in a sterile container and should be brought to our office within an hour of collection.
After the sample has been collected, it will be tested to determine whether it is normal and you will be contacted with the results.
Options if your results are abnormal
If it is determined that your sperm is abnormal, specialists at our Tennessee male fertility center will guide you through the process of understanding your results and creating an effective, individualized treatment plan. Many options can increase the likelihood of conception in cases of male infertility.
- Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, is a treatment that involves sperm being placed directly into a woman’s uterus during ovulation. It may be used when a male patient has excessively high or low sperm counts or low sperm motility.
- In vitro fertilization, or IVF, may be recommended after you schedule a semen analysis and receive results that indicate abnormal sperm count or function.
- IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, consists of a single live sperm being injected into the center of a mature egg. This treatment can be very helpful for patients with severe male factor fertility challenges.
- Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration, or MESA, is a surgical technique to collect semen from male patients who can produce sperm, but cannot ejaculate it.
Many options can help you overcome infertility and achieve your dream of becoming a parent.
Contact us to schedule a semen analysis.