When you have tried to get pregnant without success, you need to see a fertility specialist like Dr. Mark Rispler. To determine causes of infertility, Dr. Rispler will take medical histories on both partners and schedule a complete fertility evaluation. Because male infertility accounts for 50 percent of the cases, he will also want a semen analysis.
Why a Semen Analysis Matters.
For the semen analysis, your partner will produce a semen specimen. This specimen is evaluated and this information will help identify potential problems that may hinder your odds of conception.
A semen analysis will look at:
- Sperm Count
- Morphology (size and shape)
- Motility (movement)
- pH Levels
- Liquefaction Time
- White Blood Cells
Understanding the Results If the semen analysis shows abnormal findings, Dr. Rispler may suggest further testing through a urologist–a physician trained in diagnosing issues associated with the male reproductive organs. With treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF), Dr. Rispler can address male factor infertility and help you achieve your dreams of parenthood.
Contact our Manhattan Beach fertility center for more information about male and female infertility. Dr. Rispler is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and specializes in advanced fertility treatment.
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