Are you and your partner struggling to get pregnant? Determining the cause of infertility is the first step toward starting your family.
A semen analysis can detect abnormalities that could be preventing you from conceiving.
Drs. Marc Kalan and Nurit Winkler can perform a semen analysis at their Bakersfield and Encino, CA, offices to identify abnormalities.
Ready To Start Your Family? Contact Our Encino Fertility Clinic
When dealing with infertility, both partners need to be examined. A semen analysis is a quick, easy way to determine male infertility. Contact our Encino, CA, practice to request a consultation and take the first step toward growing your family.
The Factors A Semen Analysis Considers
The volume of your ejaculate, or the amount of liquid released during ejaculation, will be reviewed. An adequate volume of semen is necessary to transfer sperm into the female reproductive tract.
An analysis examines the quantity of sperm in the ejaculate fluid, or sperm concentration. Sperm count is measured by the number of sperm per millimeter of fluid. A low sperm count decreases your chances of sperm making it to the egg for fertilization.
Sperm motility refers to the percentage of sperm that move and how well those sperm propel themselves. Sperm need to be able to propel themselves through the female reproductive tract to reach the egg.
Sperm morphology refers to the size and shape of the sperm's head. Once a healthy sperm reaches an egg, the head dissolves, which fertilizes that egg. A poor sperm morphology affects the sperm's ability to dissolve and fertilize.
Sperm Morphology Can Affect Male Fertility
Do I Need a Semen Analysis?
If you have been trying to become pregnant for over a year without success, or if a female partner is over the age of 35, both you and your partner should be tested for possible infertility problems. Semen analysis can quickly and effectively determine any male infertility issues. Further testing will be needed if the results come back normal.
Ready To Get to the Cause of Your Infertility? Contact Our Encino Fertility Clinic Today.
Drs. Kalan, Winkler, and our entire fertility team are dedicated to helping patients start, build, and expand their families. Both our doctors are double board-certified with multiple years of experience helping patients achieve their dreams of growing their families.
Contact our Encino, CA, practice to get to the root cause of you and your partner's fertility issues.
Patients Have Found Success Through the Los Angeles Reproductive Center
"I came here and let me tell you dr. winkler is the best. I had infertility issues for years. I thought I wasn’t going to be able to have kids and thanks to her I conceived within months with injectable medication and IUI. I am very happy now I’m 17 weeks pregnant. The staff was also nice very understanding. I recommend this place if you’re trying to conceive, give them a try"
Common Causes of Male Infertility Sperm and Semen Issues
There are several sperm and semen issues that can affect your ability to conceive. By examining your semen, we can get to the underlying cause of fertility issues and are better able to recommend treatment.
Common issues that can lead to semen problems and infertility include:
- Ejaculation problems
- Elevated temperature around the testicles
- Tubal blockages
- Anti-sperm antibodies
- Hormone imbalances
- Medication side effects
- Excessive alcohol consumption
Targeted Treatment After Receiving Your Results
Leading a healthy lifestyle with proper exercise and diet can help prevent issues like obesity, which can lead to semen and infertility problems.
If you have a blockage, such as an obstruction in the vas deferens, our doctors may need to perform a surgical procedure to remove the obstruction.
In some cases, we may recommend retrieving sperm from the testes or the epididymis for use with in vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination.
I've Had a Vasectomy Reversal How Will That Affect My Fertility?
A vasectomy reversal does not guarantee male fertility. It could take 3-6 months for your sperm count to reach normal levels after reversal. Pregnancy rates after a vasectomy reversal can range from 30-90%.
Why Choose Our Professional Testing? Our Advanced Technology Matters
Over-the-counter semen testing kits only check for sperm count. Our tests are able to check for sperm count, motility, volume, and morphology to get a better understanding of the reasons for your possible infertility.
Having your semen tested at our state-of-the-art facility means you can get an accurate and potentially crucial diagnosis. If the cause of your infertility is something serious like an infection, we can diagnose and quickly treat your issue.
The quicker we understand the root cause of your infertility, the faster we can work to correct it. An accurate diagnosis allows us to properly treat your infertility, giving you and your partner a greater chance of conceiving.
The Cost Of Infertility Treatment
Everyone at our fertility practice is passionate about helping each patient achieve their dreams of starting a family. That is why we provide payment plans and treatment packages to help cover the cost of treatments like IVF.
Don't let the cost of treatment deter you from growing your family. Drs. Nurit and Winkler take pride in providing industry-leading fertility care to families of all kinds. Contact our practice to learn more about our payment options.
We Love Helping You Build Your Families
"After 18 years of fertility treatments we decided to give Dr. Kalan a try. Started our journey 12/2018 and by May 2019 we were FINALLY pregnant. I can’t thank the wonderful staff and Dr. Kalan for our beautiful miracle."