Semen analysis is done to evaluate the quality of the semen and the amount of sperms in it. It is mostly done for the evaluation of fertility. Infertility affects a significant percentage of couples and can be quite frustrating and heartbreaking. To know the exact cause of infertility, various tests are done and semen analysis is one such test which is done for evaluation of male fertility. A semen analysis is also done to check the success of vasectomy.
Preparing for the test:
Your doctor will let you know the exact guidelines to be followed before opting for semen analysis. However, some general rules to be followed are:
Avoiding ejaculation up to 72 hours before the test.Avoiding the consumption of alcohol, caffeine and drugsAvoiding hormone medications or supplements.