Abnormal Semen Analysis

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 sperm injection.
  • 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.


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