FAQ-Male Fertility & Home Fertility Test Kits

We have compiled a list of the most common questions we are asked about male fertility and about using home fertility test kits to check sperm count and motility 

What is the normal sperm count for a healthy man?

Your sperm count is considered normal if it is above 15 million per ml. Below this level is regarded as low or suboptimal.

How common is male infertility?

Low sperm counts are increasing in the west, according to recent studies. A recent large study suggests that sperm counts have dropped by nearly 60% since the 1970s. This is not good news for men’s fertility.

How do you find out what your sperm count is?

You can either have your sperm count checked by your GP or by a fertility clinic. They will only usually check it if you have been trying to conceive for over 12 months without success. Alternatively, you can buy a home male fertility test kit online and test at home.

How often should I test my fertility?

Leave at least 2 weeks between tests

How to check sperm count at home?

There are several reliable & accurate home sperm count test kits available that check your sperm count

How do I test my sperm motility at home?

The as well as the sperm count. The test is more expensive than some of the others that only test sperm, but is a better indicator of your fertility, as it only counts motile sperm. Motility problems can cause infertility even if your sperm count is normal.

How accurate are home male fertility tests?

Accuracy is 97.98%

How do you do the test kit?

Each home fertility test kit comes with comprehensive instructions. The instructions are different depending which test you use. Make sure that you read the instructions before you perform the test.

How much is a male fertility test kit to buy in the UK?

You can buy home a single male fertility test kit that just checks sperm count online in the UK from around £7.00
If you want a test that also checks motility and gives you two tests then opt for a Fertilityscore test kit at around £19.99

What do I do if my sperm count comes back as low when I use the home test kit?

If you have been trying for over 12 months you should make an appointment and see your GP.
If you have not been trying very long, then repeat the test in 2 weeks. Also look at environmental or lifestyle issues that may be affecting your sperm count.
Consider using Pre-Seed lubricant

What do I do if my second home sperm count comes back low?

Make an appointment and see your GP.

What can I do to increase my sperm count?

If your sperm count is low then there are lifestyle changes that may help increase it:
-Give up smoking
-Lose weight if you are overweight
-Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruit and veg
-Avoid over warming of the genital area ie keep laptop off lap, do not carry a mobile phone in pocket, wear loose boxers, avoid skinny or tight jeans. Overheating damages sperm and can reduce sperm count.
-Avoid hot baths, saunas, and hot tubs. The heat can reduce sperm count. Sperm are very heat sensitive.
-Health issues-do you have a varicocele ( varicose vein on testicle ) as this can overheat the testicles. See GP or family doctor if you do.
-Consider taking a vitamin supplement that is designed specifically for men or one that is designed for male fertility such as Proxeed or Wellmann Conception.
-Exercise sensibly & moderately, but don’t overdo it. Overtraining can reduce sperm count.
-Avoid intense cycling as this can reduce sperm count
-If you are underweight then gaining weight to a healthy level may help
-Eat red food- a recent study has shown that Lycopene can which is present in red fruits such as strawberries and cherries, and red vegetables such as tomatoes and red peppers can increase sperm count.
-Watch your coffee intake. Some coffee may be good for sperm motility, but too much coffee can damage sperm.
-Watch your stress levels-stress may be a factor accounting for falling sperm counts in the west
-Environmental factors-do you work with any chemicals that could be causing a problem?

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