Fertility is not always a woman’s problem. In fact many a time, cases of infertility involve problems with the man. In such cases it is crucial for a man to take male fertility tests. If there is a problem, early detection could result in early treatment. Generally doctors recommend male fertility testing when a couple doesn’t conceive even after a few months of frequent unprotected sex.
Male fertility tests are evaluated by a urologist. A complete physical examination, medical history, reproductive history, and lifestyle (smoking, drugs) are taken into consideration prior to male fertility testing. A sample of semen is used for the male fertility tests. Infertility in men can be due to low sperm count, abnormal semen, the shape of the sperm and their movement.
There are also home male fertility test kits available to test separate semen samples. The baby start male fertility test is a screening test to measure a man’s sperm concentration. Generally the sperm concentration must be above 20 million sperm cells per milliliter. Sperm count refers to the number of sperms per milliliter of a man's ejaculate. If the sperm concentration is less than 20 million/mL, two tests are performed for confirming male infertility. In the baby start male fertility test, the cells of the sperm that is taken as a sample are stained with color; the concentration of the color is checked in comparison to a color reference on the test cassette. The difference in the color will indicate if a male fertility test is positive or negative. 20 million/ml is the minimum fertility standard established by the World Health Organization.
Home male fertility test helps avoid the inconvenience, discomfort, and embarrassment for some men who find it hard to visit an urologist for the male fertility test. The home male fertility test kit is for two fertility tests. You must perform the second test at least after 3 days and within 7 days for best results. You can show the test results to a physician and seek his or her opinion.
The reason for a man to be infertile does not only lie in the fact that the level of sperm present in the semen is less. There are also other factors that can cause male infertility, such as: