Should my husband get a semen analysis?
Real Mom Problem
“We have two healthy children and have been trying for a third baby for almost a year now. They have tested me and the only thing we have found was that my progesterone levels are borderline low. I was thinking about having my husband tested.”
- 1. About one third of fertility issues are related to problems with sperm
- 2. A semen analysis can determine both the quantity and quality of sperm
- 3. If your fertility issues are related to your partner's sperm, medications, supplements, and treatments might help
- 4. Remember, the answers below are not medical advice and should not be relied on as medical advice or used in lieu of speaking with a medical professional
Real Mom Solutions
If you've had difficulty conceiving, it's possible there is a problem with the quality of your partner's sperm. See why the women of CafeMom think a sperm analysis might help.
These Moms Encourage Semen Analysis
My husband went through this. He found out he had NOT ONE sperm. He took testosterone therapy for some health issues and that shut down his sperm production. We were told he had a 50/50 chance of it being gone forever. Our sex life DIED, but when Clomid helped him, and they came back HARDCORE, things got better.
It's actually a 50/50 chance that it is him and not you. Ask your doctor about sending your husband in for a semen analysis. Definitely wouldn't hurt anything!
As far as hubby goes, their hormone levels can change just like ours. It may be good for him to get a sperm analysis done. One less thing to worry about.
The Hows & Whys of Semen Analysis
At-home semen tests just check count. A real sperm analysis will give you count, motility, and morphology. A test at the doctor around here is about $100.
My OB tested my hubby. We were on Clomid and had to have sex two hours before my appointment. I went in and had a procedure similar to a pap done. He scraped some of my husband's little swimmers out of me and put them under a scope.
My hubby has had two semen analyses done. Our primary care physician referred us to a urologist. The urologist then gave us a prescription to bring the sample to the hospital lab and that's where they did the actual analysis. We found out through the analysis that my husband has low motility and low mobility and now he is on Clomid.