So it all went ok. I quite liked Dr Rombauts, very honest and knowledgable and to the point. My hubby liked him too.
He's getting hubby to book in for another sperm analysis and this time blood tests for FSH, LH and testosterone. Also the Karyotype genetic test.
Hopefully I can get at least the blood tests booked in for him ASAP as the dr said it can be up to 8 weeks for the results of the Karyotype test to come through.
Dr has said if it comes back with a similar count then we'll be onto IVF. I'm glad when he mentioned IUI and wasnt enthused but offered it as a alternative. I'm not interested at all. He said my chances with IUI would only be 11-14% IF they could get at least 4 million good sperm from my hubby's 7 million after the wash (probably wont) and that my chances with a round of IVF would be between 40-45 %.
So I'll probably be starting IVF in about 3 months...
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24-04-2013 19:33 #21
06-06-2013 08:09 #22
Ok. So I had my appointment yesterday to get hubby's follow up results.
Hubby's sperm count came back 50 something million per ml!!! So around 120-130 million total. Wth??
Last test in early march was 7million per ml. And about 14 million total.
Obviously I'm happy for him and for us but I'm totally confused by this result. I understand there are natural fluctuations in counts but this seems like an enormous 'fluctuation'. The dr gave no explanation other than these things happen. All his hormones came back as normal but we are still waiting in the karyotype genetic test (6 weeks so far and the dr still hadn't received the results).
If my hubby's count is so good (all other aspects of his sperm were also excellent) why am I still not pregnant after about 17 months trying? I had to put my foot down and demand more investigations for myself and have hubby's sperm analysis repeated for a third time. How can we trust this result as a true result as much as I can't trust the first result? I think we defiantly need a third test to see an average.
I'm going to take Clomid next month from days 2-6 and then have an ultrasound on day 12. I've been having irregular cycles for last 9 months (26-38 days) or so and I insisted this be looked at. Dr was pushing just to go away keep trying and come back in 6 months if not pregnant. I'd had bloods and a ultrasound in feb that were normal but that month my cycle was 27 days. I question what the tests may have showed if it had been a 38 day month.
I'd reconciled myself with the thought of IVF and was geared up to go in there yesterday and start everything to get going for our first try in July and now it's back to the drawing board and I'm quite deflated and don't know what to think....
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06-06-2013 20:32 #23
Its hard to take once you gear yourself up for something and then for it to be taken away. It does seem like a huge leap in numbers but the day he did the original SA might have just been an off day? There are so many factors that affect sperm count and motility/morphology. I would definitely be getting a third SA just to confirm one or the other.
My DH has had two SAs and both had similar results so we're in waiting line for ICSI in July. No other option for us.
I hope you get the answers you're hoping for. baby dust!
06-06-2013 21:28 #24
My dh initially had very low sperm count and motility. He started taking "fertility blend for men" and his count is now good, his motility is also better but not at the level it should be. He still takes fertility blend 5yrs on. Our boys were conceived through ICSI and we also had a miscarriage recently from a natural pregnancy.
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