Male Fertility test

General Information

Are you a guy? Who is trying for parenthood journey with your partner, but isn’t getting any positive results? Take charge and get tested for a male fertility test.

‘’40 % of infertility cases involve male –factor fertility issues’’.

Male fertility test is designed for a male that just want to know their fertility status and are experiencing visible infertility symptoms. It is always a good idea to never neglect any visible infertility symptoms, consulting a professional fertility doctor in these cases is the best solution to combat infertility. Only a fertility doctor can suggest which male fertility test option is best suitable for you according to your current situation.

Male fertility test process

The male fertility test process starts with an appointment with a fertility doctor in a clinic. The first step of the process begins by giving answers that a fertility doctor will ask you. Be prepared both mentally and physically before coming for a male fertility test to get accurate and effective test results. The doctor will give you a physical examination and ask you questions about your lifestyle, medical histories. Questions that can be asked from a fertility doctor can include surgery-related questions, medications related questions, your exercise habits, sex life-related questions etc.

Having a frank discussion with your fertility doctor is crucial

Few tips to create a good rapport with your fertility doctor when going for male fertility testing

  • Ask questions, when you come to the doctor’s clinic prepared, you will create a good impression and also you will be benefitted
  • Show your honesty to your fertility doctor, not only it will provide the doctor with an accurate account of your habits, but also it will help you find correct male fertility testing method option
  • Discuss your schedule with your doctor
  • Try to improve your communication with your fertility doctor by making sure you convey relevant questions, listen carefully, use your words concisely

‘’According to a study, 60 to 80 per cent of people admitted that they were less approaching with their doctor about information important to their health”.

The male fertility test is a very simple and routine procedure, so after the evaluation and physical examination process is completed, a semen analysis is performed- in this method, a trained expert checks your sperm count, their shape, movement, and other features.  For this to happen a sperm sample is collected into a specimen jar and presented to a laboratory technician who examines the sperm under a microscope in order to assess the count, shape, appearance, and mobility of the sperm. The technician will also be checking to see if the sperm concentration is above or below 20 million sperm cells per millilitre of ejaculation fluid. A semen analysis is the most common procedure when it comes to male fertility testing and searching to determine if there is a male infertility factor.

‘’About 15% of infertile men have normal semen and enough of normal sperm’’

If your first semen analysis is normal, your fertility doctor may order a second test to confirm the results. Two normal tests mean you don’t have any significant infertility problems.

If your semen analysis result looks unusual, your fertility doctor may order more tests to pinpoint the issue. If the sperm count is low, the fertility doctor will likely test the blood testosterone (primary male sex hormone), FSH (Follicle-stimulating hormone), LH (Luteinizing Hormone) and Prolactin levels (PRL).

Read this blog post related to male infertility conditions –

‘’Male infertility is a part in approximately 50% of all infertility cases’’.

‘’Hormones aren’t the foremost problem in about 97% of infertile men’’

Additional Male Fertility Test

Your fertility doctor may recommend you these additional male fertility tests-

  • Vasography – An x-ray exam is used to determine if there is blockage or leakage of sperm in the vas deferens ( the tube that connects the testes with the urethra)
  • Ultrasonography – An exam used to find damage or blockages in the male reproductive tract, including the prostate, seminal vesicles, and ejaculatory ducts
  • Testicular biopsy – A small piece of tissue is removed from the tubules in the testes and examined to determine how well the sperm are being produced
  •  Sperm agglutination – A laboratory test implicating the examination of sperm under a microscope to determine if the sperm is clumping together. Clumping prevents sperm from swimming through the cervical mucus(CM)

 Male Fertility Test Cost

Male fertility test involves various tests and procedures. If more than one test is done for fertility male test, the cost can increase. Depending upon the patient condition and clinic opted male fertility test cost varies. Lab tests may cause anywhere from $100 to $300.

Get tested with IVF Spring Centre

IVF Spring Fertility Clinic has highly experienced fertility specialists that can offer you with accurate male fertility test option. We make sure to help you physically, emotionally and financially through your fertility journey. Call us now to book an appointment.

Male Fertility Test related FAQs

What is a male fertility test?

A male fertility test is a diagnostic test that measures a man's ability to produce healthy sperm and fertilize an egg.

What are the reasons for a male fertility test?

A male fertility test may be recommended for couples having difficulty conceiving, as well as for men with a history of testicular or reproductive system issues.

What types of male fertility tests are available?

Tests can include a semen analysis, blood tests to measure hormone levels, and imaging tests such as ultrasound.

How is a semen analysis performed?

A semen analysis involves providing a semen sample, which is analyzed for factors such as sperm count, motility, and morphology.

What do the results of a semen analysis indicate?

The results can provide information on a man's fertility potential, as well as any underlying issues that may be contributing to infertility.

What hormone levels are measured in a male fertility test?

Hormones such as testosterone, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH) may be measured to assess male fertility.

Can male fertility issues be treated?

Yes, depending on the underlying cause of infertility, treatments such as medication, surgery, and assisted reproductive technologies may be recommended.

How long does it take to get results from a male fertility test?

Results from a semen analysis are typically available within a few days, while blood test results may take longer.

How much does a male fertility test cost?

Costs can vary widely depending on the type of test and location, but typically range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

Is a male fertility test covered by insurance?

Some insurance plans may cover the cost of a male fertility test, while others may not. It is important to check with your provider to understand your coverage.

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