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Sperm quality check

Hello,

Do you know where I can do sperm quality check in Zurich or around? What is the price of this kind of test?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 20.09.2016, 13:50
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Re: Sperm quality check

Red light district charges maybe 100CHF
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Old 20.09.2016, 13:54
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Red light district charges maybe 100CHF
While you may think it is a funny reply, you have no idea what is motivating the OP to write this.

S/he might have been trying to have children for years without success. In that light your comment isn't that funny...

OP - try your GP or any urologist.
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OP - try your GP or any urologist.
^^^^This

Although be prepared for results that will scare you - with a large % being dead, a large % being deformed, a large % being lazy and then a large % swimming the wrong way. For the doctor to then tell you your sperm is "much better than average".

Although originally I did want to post:
If it was a 70s cop drama the lead detective would dip his finger in it and rub it on his gums and then declare it good stuff.
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Old 20.09.2016, 14:06
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^^^^This

Although be prepared for results that will scare you - with a large % being dead, a large % being deformed, a large % being lazy and then a large % swimming the wrong way. For the doctor to then tell you your sperm is "much better than average".
But remember .. it only takes ONE !
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Re: Sperm quality check

Recently I have been thinking since when has EF become the new Google? SMH.
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Old 20.09.2016, 14:25
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Re: Sperm quality check

I have just spent over 10 minutes looking for the spitting image sketch where Ronald Reagan is looking through a microscope....
"13.....19.....25....29... Hey doc, is that enough for a spermcount?"
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Old 20.09.2016, 14:48
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S/he might have been trying to have children for years without success. In that light your comment isn't that funny...
Just a short note to add that the major university hospitals nearly all have dedicated fertility units, and if you go (as a couple) for fertility counselling, this is one of the first tests they do -- so no need to seek out a specialist yourself, as it's all coordinated by the clinic.

In Zurich, the clinic is:

http://www.repro-endo.usz.ch/Seiten/default.aspx
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Re: Sperm quality check

I was looking myself and couldn't find it. Thus my question.

I had this one done last year so no worries all is fine but I need to check it again.... done first one abroad.

Just want to see the price to compare with the abroad and hassle to know the best solution.
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I was looking myself and couldn't find it. Thus my question.

I had this one done last year so no worries all is fine but I need to check it again.... done first one abroad.

Just want to see the price to compare with the abroad and hassle to know the best solution.
Give your GP a call.
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Re: Sperm quality check

Left field idea ..
Register as a donor and they will check out the sample and even pay your travel expenses

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Left field idea ..
Register as a donor and they will check out the sample and even pay your travel expenses

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That is also an option
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Re: Sperm quality check

The normal test would be to say whether sperm present : YES/NO

There was one case by “Tommies”, where man had the ‘snip job’ done and it was still saying Yes after two tests.

The next request was for a count, unfortunately the tester had not seen the note and man had yet again to go to department to do it for a fourth time. It was made very clear that time for the Tester to do the count.
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The normal test would be to say whether sperm present : YES/NO

There was one case by “Tommies”, where man had the ‘snip job’ done and it was still saying Yes after two tests.

The next request was for a count, unfortunately the tester had not seen the note and man had yet again to go to department to do it for a fourth time. It was made very clear that time for the Tester to do the count.
Friend of a friend says type story coming up here.

But hubbie dediced he didn't want any further children and had the snip done without telling his wife.

It was only after mutiple tests and different doctors had had their say that the wife admitted that just maybe her latest pregnancy might have something to do with the postman.
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Friend of a friend says type story coming up here.

But hubbie dediced he didn't want any further children and had the snip done without telling his wife.

It was only after mutiple tests and different doctors had had their say that the wife admitted that just maybe her latest pregnancy might have something to do with the postman.
Reminds me of two women talking about the first woman not having much luck getting pregnant and being asked "have you tried the doctor?" to which she replied "no, just my husband".
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Old 20.09.2016, 16:32
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Reminds me of two women talking about the first woman not having much luck getting pregnant and being asked "have you tried the doctor?" to which she replied "no, just my husband".
Or the one about the cattle breeder explaining his job to the man in the pub.

He says "I visit the farmer and take a bull to his cow".

"What? Can't the farmer do that himself?"

"No, it has to be a bull"
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Old 20.09.2016, 16:43
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Re: Sperm quality check

Being serious, I know a couple here who couldn't get pregnant.

The husband's sperm was really low quality and he was told by the doctor to improve his health.

He chain-smoked, drank too much, ate unhealthily and never ever took any exercise.

Not sure why he ever thought he would have healthy sperm if they were a reflection of his own health.
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I was looking myself and couldn't find it. Thus my question.

I had this one done last year so no worries all is fine but I need to check it again.... done first one abroad.

Just want to see the price to compare with the abroad and hassle to know the best solution.
Our Gyno sent all the pregnancy lab tests to this lab in Zurich. If you look at the website they mention fertility testing. But as others mentioned you should talk to your GP first, he can probably order it for you if needed.
As for the price I recall receiving bills in the hundreds for the tests done during a normal pregnancy, as with all medical expenses here it won't be cheap.
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Being serious, I know a couple here who couldn't get pregnant.

The husband's sperm was really low quality and he was told by the doctor to improve his health.

He chain-smoked, drank too much, ate unhealthily and never ever took any exercise.

Not sure why he ever thought he would have healthy sperm if they were a reflection of his own health.
Ah, a good reason to start drinking and smoking!
Who said contraception for men wasn't feasible?
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Re: Sperm quality check

Hi,
The full test that includes the spermogram and a lot of other stuff, it cost me 2 years ago around 260CHF. This is covered by the insurance but you will need a referral from your doctor, although it depends on your type of insurance.
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