Infertility Sperm Count Home Testing For Semen Quality Problems

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Nearly 15 percent of newly married couples have difficulty conceiving a child. When a couple experiences infertility, the pregnancy contraception problem could be with the woman or with the guy. In other words, a 40/60 chance exists that a condition disorder in the man could be the cause or a contributing reason (I.E. Number of sperms produced by the male).

For Starters, You Can Do Your Own Sperm Testing In The Home

The home testing kit evaluates semen quality for the number of sperm a man is producing.

The FDA-approved home diagnostic analysis male infertility screening test for sperm concentration, although it doesn’t measure the sperm’s size, shape or ability to move, it is known that 80-90 percent of semen samples with (low) sperm concentrations also have low (speed and ability to move) and/or abnormal (size and shape.)

The over-the-counter screening home test kit, sells for around $40, is available at drugstores and online. Forty percent of infertility problems are caused by the guy, 40 percent by the woman and 20 percent are a combination of both, or unexplainable.

Know within minutes whether your sperm count is within the “normal” range.

Tests conducted during the FDA approval process showed the test matching professional test results 87 percent of the time. Test developers hope the analysis kit will encourage men to seek further tests and treatment if the count is low for reproduction results.

What Is Male infertility?

Infertility is generally defined as the inability to achieve a pregnancy after one year of regular intercourse without contraception. This means that a doctor will usually send a couple away if they have been trying for less than one year and tell them to ‘let nature take its course’.

Whilst medically justifiable this can be quite distressing for couples who often become concerned when trying for only a few months. Men being investigated for infertility normally, have to send a sample of their semen to the laboratory for semen analysis. Results usually take a few days. Now testing can be done in the comfort of their home.

Male Infertility factors, issues, problems, and medicine information

A man will be considered at risk of being infertile if his sperm count is less than 20 million/ml of semen. This level is defined by the World Health Organization but it is important to realize that some men with low sperm counts will still prove fertile whilst others with higher counts prove infertile. So a measure of sperm count issue is not a completely reliable method of assessing fertility. If you are concerned that you may have a low sperm count then you can test yourself reliably using our sperm count home testing kit.

If so the first thing you must remember is that semen sperm count is a poor test in terms of predicting whether you will actually be fertile or not. So, unless you have almost zero sperm count you should not give up….. There are also plenty of men around who have normal sperm counts but unfortunately no children. The problem is that we still are unable to predict precisely which couples will be fertile and which couples will not!

When the factor cause for the semen abnormality can be identified, treatment directed specifically at this cause is the most direct and effective plan. Your doctor is the only one that can advise you about this. However, in many cases of low sperm count the cause for the semen abnormality will not be discovered and the doctor may not offer any medicine treatment. In this situation the couple will usually be recommended for In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) which works for some but is costly and waiting lists are usually long !

Men should consider testing (home test kit) themselves if they have taken body building drugs, smoke excessively, drink alcohol excessively, take extreme exercise, have hazardous and stressful jobs (for example deep sea diving), use DDT metabolite pesticides as part of their jobs (fruit farmers and flower growers), have had a sexually transmitted disease, had mumps as a child, or have had a traumatic injury to the testicles.

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