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Sperm recovery methods

Sperm recovery methodsSperm recovery methods

Semen Analysis is recommended to men when a couple undergoes infertility investigations for evaluating male fertility.

When an infertility treatment is required, the husband will have to provide a semen sample (sperm collection) on the same day as the egg collection (for In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments), or on the insemination day (with Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) treatment). Before using the sample, we will select and isolate the best sperms using the appropriate sperm improvement method.

However, if there is absence of sperm in the semen (a zoospermia), or a very severe male factor, we will have to obtain sperms directly from the testes with minor testicular surgery procedures (Testicular Sperm Recovery Methods). Alternatively, if the husband has a retrograde ejaculation problem, we can recover sperms from the urine.

Sperm collection for Sperm analysis – Click here for more information.

Techniques to improve sperm – Click here for more information.

Retrograde ejaculation – Click here for more information.

Sperm collection for Fertility treatments – Click here for more information.

TESA – Click here for more information.

PESA – Click here for more information.

TESE – Click here for more information.

PESE – Click here for more information.

  • Sperm collection for Fertility treatments
    Sperm collection for Fertility treatments
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  • Techniques to improve sperm The sperm improvement methods – swim-up, density-gradient sperm separation and magnetic sperm separation – employed here at AAFC, aim to select and isolate the best sperm candidates for Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ARTs). With ARTs, semen samples must first be processed before used for insemination. In nature, the sperms that reach an egg separate themselves from the ejaculate as they pass through the cervical mucus. In the laboratory, the sperm improvement methods that are used are intended to replicate this natural process as closely as possible.
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  • Retrograde ejaculation occurs when the semen enters into the bladder, instead of the penis, during orgasm. Although an orgasm does occur, very little semen is ejaculated. This condition can be caused by medications, health conditions, or surgeries that affect the nerves and muscles controlling the bladder opening. Not considered harmful, retrograde ejaculation is often only treated when associated with male infertility. Men with retrograde ejaculation often have dry orgasms, so very little semen is ejaculated during climax. After sexual intercourse, the urine appears cloudy because it contains sperm. If these symptoms occur, tell your physician when you meet with the doctor. In our Andrology lab firstly we will exam your urine for semen. Usually, the male partner will empty his bladder, masturbate until orgasm is reached, and then leave a urine specimen afterwards. If a high volume of semen is noted in the urine, then you have retrograde ejaculation. Patients experiencing infertility due to retrograde ejaculation will most likely need IUI or ICSI to achieve a pregnancy. In both instances, the male partner will urinate, masturbate until orgasm is reached, and then urinate again. Our laboratory will centrifuge the sample to separate the sperm and prepare it for insemination via IUI or ICSI, depending on your physician’s recommendation.
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  • Sperm collection for Sperm analysis
    Sperm collection for Sperm analysis
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  • TEsticular Sperm Aspiration (TESA)
    TESA Testicular Sperm Aspiration
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  • PESA TESE Al Ain
    PESA
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  • PESA TESE Al Ain
    TESE
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  • What is PESE?
    PESE
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