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What is sperm and semen analysis for male infertility?

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A trained expert checks your sperm count, their shape, movement, and other characteristics. In general, the higher number of normal-shaped sperm you have, the higher your fertility. But a lot of guys with low sperm counts or abnormal semen are still fertile.

From: Fertility Tests for Men WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site: "Evaluating Infertility." American Academy of Family Physicians web site: "Male Infertility." American Urological Association: "Male Infertility: The Optimal Evaluation of the Infertile Male: Best Practice Statement," 2011.


Walsh, P.  , 8th Ed., 2002, Elsevier. Campbell's Urology

Quaas, A.  , 2008. Rev Obstet Gynecol

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Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 15, 2017

SOURCES: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site: "Evaluating Infertility." American Academy of Family Physicians web site: "Male Infertility." American Urological Association: "Male Infertility: The Optimal Evaluation of the Infertile Male: Best Practice Statement," 2011.


Walsh, P.  , 8th Ed., 2002, Elsevier. Campbell's Urology

Quaas, A.  , 2008. Rev Obstet Gynecol

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 15, 2017

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