Abnormal Semen Analysis at Palm Beach Fertility Center
Testing & Diagnosis of Semen to Determine Infertility
When you and your spouse are trying to conceive, Dr. Mark Denker and the
team at Palm Beach Fertility Center are here to help. We assist couples
with both preventive measures and in fertility analysis and treatments.
As part of each couple’s thorough fertility screening, Dr. Mark
Denker will conduct a complete evaluation, including testing and diagnosis
of each partner. For men, this involves conducting a semen analysis to
look for any of the common causes of male infertility.
Once we have the results, you will meet with Dr. Denker to discuss your
fertility and your treatment options. All procedures are very personal
and we will ensure that we go over the options that fit best with your
situation. If there are any questions about abnormalities in the semen
sample, we may recommend re-testing.
Moving Beyond Abnormal Semen Analysis Results
Getting abnormal semen analysis results can be frustrating, especially
when results might affect your fertility. We understand how important
it is to you to feel that your fertility issues can be resolved. The good
news is that most issues in male infertility can be addressed or corrected
through various treatments and procedures.
The following are a few of the most common factors that contribute to abnormal
results in a semen analysis. The specialized techniques Palm Beach Fertility
Center offer can continue your journey to a healthy pregnancy:
Low sperm count: A normal semen sample contains a minimum of 20 million sperm per milliliter
(mL) per ejaculation. In cases in which the sperm count is low, one of
the most effective treatment options is a procedure called intracytoplasmic
sperm injection, or ICSI.
Semen motility: The motility of sperm refers to how well it can move. This is especially
important because a successful sperm must swim through cervical mucus,
across the uterus and into the fallopian tubes to fertilize the egg. We
might recommend intrauterine insemination, or IUI if you have issues with motility.
Sperm morphology: Morphology is another way of saying how the sperm looks – its shape
and size. When more than 30% of sperm within a sample have an abnormal
shape, there’s an issue with how they are maturing in the testicles
and fertility can be affected. If you have abnormal semen analysis due
to morphology, one option Dr. Denker offers patients is intracytoplasmic
pH Level: Sperm need just the right pH environment to survive. If the pH level is
lower than 7.1 or higher than 8.0, sperm can die or become unable to fertilize
an egg. After assessing the cause of the pH imbalance, our doctor can
recommend various treatments such as sperm washing prior to IUI.
Caring & Attentive Palm Beach Fertility Doctor
One of Dr. Mark Denker's favorite aspects of his role as a fertility
specialist is helping find solutions for issues that affect a couple’s
fertility. Reach out to Palm Beach Fertility Center to
schedule an appointment so you can start your path to having a baby now.