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Semen analysis

Hi,

Does anyone know where in Zurich (kanton) can you do the semen analysis?
How much does it cost when you want to pay yourself?

What doctor should give the referral? (gyneacologyst, urologyst, other)

Is it possible to get the referral before a year of trying for a baby?

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Old 25.09.2011, 12:53
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Re: Semen analysis

If you can't find a Navy doctor, I would suggest that you start with your family doctor.

Book an appointment for a chat.

In my experience most referrals start this way - I've only gone direct to a specialist, once I've already seen them before on a previous occasion.
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If you can't find a Navy doctor, I would suggest that you start with your family doctor.

Book an appointment for a chat.

In my experience most referrals start this way - I've only gone direct to a specialist, once I've already seen them before on a previous occasion.
My hubby has high franchise and I think he prefers to go straight to the anaysys and pay himself instead of paying the GP and the specialist. That's why I want to know how much it costs and is it possible here (I assume it is).
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Old 25.09.2011, 13:10
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Re: Semen analysis

Whilst I can understand your husband's wish to avoid the costs, there is a counselling process that should go along with any sort of fertility treatment...and your local doctor should actually be able to give you all the info you want about the costs, what will/won't be covered, and options...
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Whilst I can understand your husband's wish to avoid the costs, there is a counselling process that should go along with any sort of fertility treatment...and your local doctor should actually be able to give you all the info you want about the costs, what will/won't be covered, and options...
But won't he hear that he ust wait a year?
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Re: Semen analysis

Is there a reason why he's not willing to wait a year ? Are there medical reasons why he might have fertility issues ? Have you seen someone who understands fertility (there are lots of myths out there) ? Are you in a hurry ? How old are you ?

You are only fertile for maybe 3-4 days maximum, per month (assuming that menstruation is regular). So that means only maybe 36 days out of 365 that you could potentially fall pregnant (probably less)...assuming that you are actually having sex at the 'right' time...and not taking any medications, smoking, drinking...that affect fertility.

For couples with fertility problems, 30% of the time it's the man, 30% of the time it's the woman and the rest it is undetermined...even if he has poor swimmers, it lowers the odds but it doesn't make the odds 'zero'.
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But won't he hear that he ust wait a year?
Just drop by the GP practice, explain to the secretary that you want a referral. Must be possible even in CH.
Otherwise google is your friend, just go direct, which is what I would do.
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Is there a reason why he's not willing to wait a year ? Are there medical reasons why he might have fertility issues ? Have you seen someone who understands fertility (there are lots of myths out there) ? Are you in a hurry ? How old are you ?

You are only fertile for maybe 3-4 days maximum, per month (assuming that menstruation is regular). So that means only maybe 36 days out of 365 that you could potentially fall pregnant (probably less)...assuming that you are actually having sex at the 'right' time...and not taking any medications, smoking, drinking...that affect fertility.

For couples with fertility problems, 30% of the time it's the man, 30% of the time it's the woman and the rest it is undetermined...even if he has poor swimmers, it lowers the odds but it doesn't make the odds 'zero'.
I do not want to wait just because.
I know exactely when I ovulate.
My gyn told me to do progesterone (I thought it might be that because of other symptoms) and if it's good (it is) my hubby should do the semen analysis.

I think it's not the semen problem. I had PCOS still observed in USG. I think it's my hormonal problem. I was fighting with it for 11 years.
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Old 25.09.2011, 16:07
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Re: Semen analysis

Go to the Unispital, Zurich (Uni Spital Division of Reproductive Endocrinology). They can do this for you quickly.

Email them on: endo@usz.ch
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