New to the forums.
After a little convincing for me (bit scary - kids!), my wife and I (yes, I'm the guy here) have decided to have a child. I have told her its one only and its a girl, and if its not a girl, its going straight back to where it came from!!! We are doing the Dr Shettles way.
However, that is not the main issue. Looks like whether its a boy or girl is the least of our problems. It was decided to get her general tests, all came back perfectly normal, then I asked my doctor if there is anything I should do or get tested. He suggested because of our age (me 36, her 34) that I should get full bloods and a semen analysis. That is where the problem lies. My bloods including PSA all came back perfect. My semen analysis however:
Macroscopic appearance: Normal
"Occasional motile and non-motile spermatozoa seen"
There was also no mention of count. Doc rang the lab who said it was less than a million. He says there is little chance given this result of us getting pregnant.
Obviously my GP has now referred me to a fertility expert, but I'm wondering if I could get some advice from some of you who have gone through this and if the issues have been 'solved'. My Googling does not come up with any great number of men having these results and then going on to father a bunch of children, put it that way.
As for my general health, I am overweight (although it seems being overweight on its own is not a major factor as long as my health is ok). I am a non-smoker (quit about 7mths ago), and only a very occasional drinker. I do drink coffee, about 3 cups a day including my morning cup. Once again, research shows mixed results with this, but I wouldn't have thought a bit of fat and a few cups of coffee would give me such bad results!
Tell it to me straight. Are my results likely permanent? Is IVF/adoption likely to be the outcome?
One other thing that may or may not be relevant. Slightly embarrassing, but then again, you all know now about my taddies, and it would be interesting to find if other guys with similar problems have this issue, but I have extremely sensitive testicles (painfully sensitive, off limits in the bedroom, tightish pants can be awkward etc, although I don't wear them often, and even I can't handle them very well to check for lumps etc. They have always been this way, its not a new thing).
So now you all know more about me than I would really like to tell!
Hope to hear from you soon!