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Advice on Semen analysis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   go ahead with ur medical problem please
User :   i'm 32 years old want to go about doing a sperm count ,please advice
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   semen analysis
Doctor :   isit
User :   yes doctor ,me and my wife are planning to have chilren
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u want to know the pretest instructions isit
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   avoid any sexual activity that results in ejaculation for 2 to 5 days before a semen analysis
Doctor :   This helps ensure that your sperm count will be at its highest, and it improves the reliability of the test
Doctor :   If possible, do not avoid sexual activity for more than 1 to 2 weeks before this test, because a long period of sexual inactivity can result in less active sperm.
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   avoid drinking alcohol for a few days before the test
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   u need to inform the doctor there if u taking any medicines or u have any medical illness
Doctor :   dont be anxious
Doctor :   be calm and try to relax when u go to test center
User :   no smoking too doctor
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You will need to produce a semen sample, usually by ejaculating into a clean sample cup.
Doctor :   The most common way to collect semen is by masturbation, directing the semen into a clean sample cup
Doctor :   You can collect a semen sample during sex by withdrawing your penis from your partner just before ejaculating (coitus interruptus). You then ejaculate into a clean sample cup.
Doctor :   r u there
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   You can also collect a semen sample during sex by using a condom. If you use a regular condom, you will need to wash it thoroughly before using it to remove any powder or lubricant on it that might kill sperm. You may also be given a special condom that does not contain any substance that kills sperm (spermicide). After you have ejaculated, carefully remove the condom from your penis. Tie a knot in the open end of the condom and place it in a container that can be sealed in case the condom leaks or breaks
Doctor :   any doubts u please ask me
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done.
User :   ok doctor
User :   where should i go to get this test done
Doctor :   lab
Doctor :   or hospital
Doctor :   i mean fertility clinic
User :   could you please suggest a few labs doctor
Doctor :   You can use the search a hospital feature on our homepage to find a doctor in your if in Bangalore. If you wish, we can fix up your appointment with a doctor in your area.
User :   but is there no place that i could walk in
Doctor :   any hospital where they pathology test is fine
Doctor :   prefer big center
Doctor :   u get accurate report
Doctor :   yes u can
Doctor :   anything else would u like us to help u with
User :   what should me a normal sperm count doctor
Doctor :   20 millions
Doctor :   ml
User :   ok doctor,what tests do you suggest for my wife doctor
Doctor :   it will anywhere
Doctor :   between 20--150 millions
Doctor :   she needs ultrasound of pelvis
Doctor :   few other tests which gynecologist would advise her along with clinical examination
Doctor :   both of u need to rule out other medical conditions
Doctor :   which may result in infertility
User :   like doctor
User :   which other medical conditions doctor
Doctor :   diabetes
Doctor :   thyroid disorders
Doctor :   ovarian causes
Doctor :   iam giving u brief outlook
Doctor :   any hospital with lab should be able to do
Doctor :   this
User :   since we are going to a lady doctor there
Doctor :   would u like us to help u fix appointment with fertility expert
Doctor :   yes u can ask her
Doctor :   she will guide in that case
Doctor :   feel free to ask any doubts
Doctor :   when u visit her
User :   i will get in touch with you again after meeting with our doctor ,is that ok doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for Consulting Health care Magic. IF you find this service helpful please refer your friends and family members.

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