What you need to know about sperm samples Part III
Part I of this blog series discusses fertility physical examination for men as well as most recommended sperm sample processing. Part II reviewed specific steps in collection and transport as well as important directions to assure accurate results. Part III provides for you some information on viewing your results. I strongly recommend that any results you obtain are reviewed in a formal consultation with your Urologist, Reproductive Endocrinologist or MD, because there are far greater complexities to fertility than sets of numbers.
World Health Organization Limits of Adequacy for Semen Samples (1999)
Volume >1.5 ml
Concentration >20 million/ml
Forward progression 2 on a scale of 0-4
Limits cited from World Health Organization Limits of Adequacy for Semen Samples 1999 and www.bcm.edu/healthcare/care-centers/urology/procedures/male-infertility-evaluation/semen-analysis.
Semen Analysis Terms and Definitions
Density= how many million sperm per milliliter of semen fluid.
Motility= the percentage of sperm with any movement
Morphology= pertains to sperm shape and physical characteristics
Forward progression= quality of sperm movement rated on a 0-4 scale
This 3 part blog series is intended to give you key information on semen analyses and steps to take toward male fertility and health. Do please feel free to comment or ask questions on my blog or per my Facebook page at: Karen Reynolds, LAc, RN Acupuncture for Optimal Health.
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