Archive for the ‘Semen Analysis’ Category


Sperm Count Decline

by | October 31st, 2017

Study finds sperm count decline in Western men Many men visit our Austin fertility specialists with questions about their sperm count when they are thinking about fatherhood. New research reveals some surprising information about male fertility: men today may have lower sperm counts than their fathers and grandfathers. Understanding sperm count study findings In July,  

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Why TFC? Embryology and Andrology

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | May 15th, 2012

When a patient of mine recently moved to California, she asked me to refer her to a specialist who could continue her care. Drs. Vaughn, Hansard, Burger, and I have each noticed that when we provide our patients with a couple of names, they frequently ask us why we chose those particular specialists over many  

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Not a Lot of Good Swimmers? What You Can Do To Enhance Your Fertility

Natalie Burger, M.D.

by | March 13th, 2012

It can be downright depressing getting back a semen analysis (sperm test) that is not ‘ideal’. However, don’t feel alone. There are MANY MANY guys in your situation (even if they are not talking about it!). It’s true that there are a number of fertility treatments that may help you to conceive, even with low  

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Taking the stress out of sperm collection for an IUI

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | February 16th, 2012

There are few things that are as pressured as having to collect a specimen for an intrauterine insemination, or IUI. Not only are men expected to collect a specimen on demand, but then they get graded on the quality of it! Here are a few pointers on helping to make “the deed” a little less  

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Quit Smoking! Your Sperm Will Thank You For It

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | February 7th, 2012

Close to 20% of Americans over 18 smoke cigarettes. That’s a pretty high number considering the well known serious health issues that this unhealthy vice can cause. For you smokers, did you know that your fertility is affected each time you or your partner lights one up? Let’s talk a little further about why you  

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The Sperm Story

Lisa Hansard, M.D.

by | February 2nd, 2012

Infertility is not an issue isolated to the female gender. Boys are invited too! Infertility is not an issue isolated to the female gender.  Boys are invited too!  In fact, 40% of couples who seek evaluation will have some degree of a sperm problem, and in 25% of cases, the only identified problem is a  

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Five Common Male Infertility Myths

by | January 31st, 2012

When a couple is trying to conceive and is having difficulty, it is common to assume the problems must be coming from the woman.  This is not always the case. Infertility is a woman’s issue: Most research shows that infertility is due to male factor infertility in approximately 18% of all cases.  Male and Female  

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The Sperm Cycle – I Got a Fever and the Only Prescription is……

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | January 26th, 2012

Many of us are already aware that there are many factors, such as heat, that can affect sperm counts. So what happens when it’s the day of the IUI and the male partner has a fever? The short answer is… nothing. At least not immediately anyway. The truth is that a fever today will likely  

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Male Infertility: Scheduling a Semen Analysis

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | January 24th, 2012

Male Infertility: Scheduling a Semen Analysis Certainly, getting a semen analysis (a.k.a. ‘sperm test’) does not rank high on most guys’ ‘to-do lists’…. It’s awkward – yes — but scheduling a semen analysis will help evaluate male fertility and bring you closer to the treatment that will work the most effectively for you. Remember that  

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The Use of Clomid for Male Infertility

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | January 4th, 2012

Low-T equals low sperm counts As we discussedlast time, in some men, FSH and/or LH production is low. This results in a low testosterone level as well as a very low sperm count. The Fertility Drug, Clomid can be used to increase Sperm Counts Once the urologist has eliminated an anatomic cause for the problem,  

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