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Male Fertility Evaluation

Don’t forget the man in your life by reviewing male fertility evaluation basics

Male Fertility EvaluationWhen a couple struggles with infertility, people often assume the issue is related to the female partner. Approximately one-third of infertility cases occur because of male factor infertility. Dr. Mark Rispler, our Manhattan Beach fertility center expert, recommends a male fertility evaluation as part of our standard fertility work-up.

We take critical steps that begin with male fertility evaluation

When you first visit our Manhattan Beach fertility center, Dr. Rispler will order a full fertility assessment, which involves gathering an extensive medical history, performing a variety of blood tests, and ordering a baseline sonogram. This panel will give Dr. Rispler important clues about potential roadblocks to conception. For the initial male fertility evaluation, Dr. Rispler will also schedule a semen analysis.

Demystifying the male fertility evaluation process

With a semen analysis, your partner will need to provide a sperm sample. This specimen is then sent to the laboratory for review. If the test shows any abnormalities, our Manhattan Beach fertility specialist will devise a plan, and may refer your partner to a urologist for a physical exam.

Typically, a semen analysis will look at the following characteristics:

  • Volume – Measures how much semen appears in one ejaculation
  • Liquefaction time – Identifies the time it takes for the semen to become liquid
  • Sperm count – Labels the actual number of sperm present in the sample
  • Shape – Identifies the percentage of normal sperm in the sample
  • Motility – Shows the percentage of sperm that can move forward normally
  • pH level – Measures the acidity or alkalinity of the semen
  • Fructose level – Registers the amount of a sugar called fructose in the sample

Don’t let infertility struggles stop you from achieving your dreams of parenthood. Our Manhattan Beach fertility center provides top-notch fertility care, including male fertility evaluation. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rispler.