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What Your Semen Analysis Results Mean

We can help you figure out what your semen analysis results really mean

We can help you figure out what your semen analysis results really meanYou and your partner were eagerly awaiting your semen analysis results, but now that they’re here, you don’t know what they mean. What’s the difference between sperm morphology and sperm motility? And how do you know if your numbers are good or bad?

Our Dallas-Fort Worth infertility specialists are here to help, so you can rest easy. Read on to learn how to interpret the results of this male infertility test.

What does this male infertility test measure?

Before we dive into explaining what the different numbers mean in your semen analysis results, we’re going to define some terms. You’ve probably heard of sperm count, but what about all those other terms? Here are some quick definitions from our Dallas-Fort Worth infertility specialists.

  • Sperm count or concentration refers to how many sperm are present per milliliter of semen.
  • Semen or ejaculate volume is the amount of semen produced.
  • Sperm morphology refers to the percentage of sperm with a normal shape and size.
  • As for sperm motility, this is the percentage of sperm that are alive and moving in a forward direction.

What are normal semen analysis results?

When reviewing your male infertility test results, our doctors follow the ranges set by The World Health Organization (WHO). If you fall outside of these ranges, there’s no need to panic. Our Dallas-Fort Worth infertility specialists can help treat male infertility.

Your semen analysis results and your diagnosis will help our team determine the best fertility treatment option for you. Depending on your needs, your treatment may include IUI, IVF, IVF with ICSI or donor sperm.

No matter what you’re facing, our team can help you find a path to parenthood. Contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more.

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