While almost one third of the population around the world has infertility issues and other have some female factors issues. Most of them do not have a valid reason for their infertility issues and as every couple expects a baby, it has now become mandatory to check the semen tested before they choose any procedures.
Semen analysis is a mandatory check for all the couple reaching the testing centre with the infertility issues and this procedure is recommended by all the doctors as it includes the complete analysis of sperm counting, motility test and other generic tests regarding the health of the sperm.
Reasons to choose the test:
Before we know about the procedure, let us know some of the reasons why we need to choose the semen analysis.
Although there are many reasons why people opt for the test, the main reasons include:
- Infertility – the main reason to choose the test is unexplained infertility problems among couples. Although they have tried different methods to conceive, none gives a great result, and this is where they come for the semen analysis as the first step of testing. Most of cases, there will be an issue with the sperm mobility, quality and shape and the test evaluates the likelihood that it can cause the pregnancy once the issue is traced.
- To check the vasectomy – men who has gone through the precautions of vasectomy might face these issues with the sperm and the analysis will determine the results. The procedure is usually done for the birth control and this test is done to ensure that there are no active sperms that remain in the testicles.
Results and interpretation
Once the analysis is done, your doctor will know about the results in quite few hours and if you wanted to know about the issues in the infertility, you have to move a little deeper to know the exact reasons.
Factors to check in the analysis report:
Almost all the sperms look alike and have normal shape and if the results show the there is an abnormality in the shape of the sperm of almost more than half of the count, it means that he is having an infertility issue. A good lab will trace this issue through the microscope by looking into the shapes of these sperms including head, body section and the motility of the tail.
- pH and mobility
The sperm can take up the tube of the female in almost half an hour and is important for successful fertility. The duration is important as it has to pass through the tube and reach the egg of the female. The motility is calculated using the scale and if its shows 0 – there is no movement and when it shows around more than 3 – better mobility. Through this they will know about the fertility issues in the analysis. Furthermore, the liquid should have the pH between 7 to 8 and if there is higher or lower, it affects the fertility.
With the above reasons and knowledge, you might now have an idea whether you have issues with the fertility, and this might clear the issues at the earliest when you take the perfect medications.