Well, the time has come to say goodbye girls. We finally know what's wrong. DH's SA come back today - 40% motility and a whopping 87% abnormalities. No wonder when I finally get pg I lose it. IVF wouldn't be an option financially until at least 6-8 months and I can't do this anymore so this is the end of our journey.
Much love and light to everyone
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06-06-2014 11:01 #164
Del. hi. I just saw your post. When you say 87% abnormalities was that the morph section? Because up to 96% abnormal is considered good. And the motility bit ours says on it total motility above 39% is normal and 31% progressive is normal
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06-06-2014 11:10 #165
I'm not ready to give up
What was your DH's morphology %?
06-06-2014 11:25 #166
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His was considered normal all round.
Note the morph ranges. Up to 96% is normal. Most men get 4-5 % normal
It also depends if the doctor meant total motility or progressive.
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06-06-2014 11:39 #167
Sounds like he needs to pick up a copy today from reception desk. So you can work out what doctor 70%means
Edit I just looked on the net and it said that men are lucky if their sperm have more than 5% normal.
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06-06-2014 12:24 #168
Interesting Kazza. He's gone now to get a print out. I've read The Mayo clinic in the US says 1/3 should be healthy, then I read elsewhere FS like to see over 14% normal. I'm frustrated and angry right now that we are being d*cked around. DH said the language the dr used was quite negative using the word "only" a lot. It wasn't our usual GP.
Apparently codeine and caffeine are bad for morphology and motility. DH has a back injury several years ago and takes forte for it and drinks way too much coffee.
Thank you so much for responding to me. I feel like the women on here know more than the bloody drs do
06-06-2014 12:29 #169
Yeah doctor sounds like he still reading old guidelines. Pretty sure most sources now say above 4% is normal. Love to see a copy if your willing to post. I am no expert tho but others may be able to help
06-06-2014 12:39 #170
Del, when my DH got his first SA (years ago now) his results came back terrible! I'll have a look because I can't remember the exact numbers. I do recall we were told that motility was extremely poor & they were clumping together & not moving as they're meant to be. And that some were abnormal (can't remember the no's but they weren't good). We were also told (by a GP, who are not FS's) that we wouldn't be able to get pregnant (we did later but it ended in a m/c).
I did a lot of researching online while we were waiting to see a FS. We changed to Menevit, 1000 mg of Vit C a day & Zinc tablets. He also reduced alcohol & increased fitness (lost around 5kg's). His next test a few months later was almost perfect.
It may not be the answer but it did help us. I agree, getting the print out would be helpful
I know my DH put on a brave face but was devastated just talking about it. I guess it's a fairly sensitive subject with guys. I hope he is doing ok.
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