DH got his SA results

posted 5 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Urgh I’m so sorry for you and your DH. I’m sure some bees with similar experiences will step in. What did the doctor say in terms of next steps? Presumably they need to work out what’s causing it.?I’ve seen on here a few times bees whose DH’s have had procedures to overcome this. 

In a way at least you have some answers now and can focus on having a plan to move forward. Good luck bee. 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

omglauren :  Assuming that the lab who did his SA will be forwarding those results to your OB or fertility specialist, they will go over the results with you. Are you *certain* those are the final results? I’ve never known a lab to have them for you instantly. Most are at minimum 24 hours (if they do it in-house) or even longer if they send it out.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

omglauren :  He only saw three things? A SA report has more than just three things on it. I would ask for a copy of his results. Also I would be making an appointment with an urologist. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

That sounds weird. I would call the dr asap to put your mind at ease and just ask them about it. It does seem too early for results too 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

omglauren :  Who said they could only see 3 categories? Your DH? How did he see a copy of the results?

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I cant comment on the results, but I just wanted to say there is always sperm retrieval. Just because no sperm is present in the ejaculate doesn’t mean sperm can’t be found in other parts of the reproductive tract. With ivf one sperm can be all you need, so if the results aren’t looking good, you’re not out of options yet.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Here’s what the WHO defines as normal:

  • Volume: 1.5 ml or more
  • pH: > or equal to 7.2Sperm
  • concentration:15,000,000/ml or more
  • Total motility: 40% or more
  • Progressive motility: 32% or more
  • Morphology:4% or more normal forms
  • Vitality:58% or more live

Good luck, bee. I’d wait to hear the doctor explain first.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

omglauren : I haven’t seen the use of the less than symbol (or the greater than symbol) when referring to concentration. However, it shouldn’t mean zero; if there were zero sperm found, they would say no sperm found or zero sperm. My husband’s SA said “no sperm found”. 

 

You should definitely wait to talk to your doctor before jumping to any conclusions. Regardless, this is definitely not the end. You have TONS of options and paths ahead of you that will lead you to a baby of your own. And this is coming from someone who just got the SA with zero sperm.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

omglauren :  you’re saying the analysis said he had less than 2million? Idk why it wasn’t a specific number but I would imagine if it was zero it would have said none. My husband had 300k. I think it was expressed as some weird exponent like .3^10 or something and I didn’t understand it at first. But it was more than enough and I’m now pregnant with 3 in the freezer! Let us know when you talk to the dr. I’d like to know what the results mean too! Though keep in mind if there aren’t any there are still lots of ways to get the sperm out and plenty of people have gotten pregnant from these situations. ICSI is amazing and male infertility is one of the easiest things to overcome.

Post # 14
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Honey bee

bellarose606 :  +1 – once we moved on to IVF with ICSI I got pregnant on the first shot. We just needed to get a sperm into an egg and then my body knew how to take it from there!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

omglauren :  best advice, make an urologist appointments asap. The wait is usually a month. There are options for you (like IVF) it’s the same thing we are going through. The urologist will point you in the right direction. Also set up an appointment with a fertility doctor because the urologist will most likely recommend that. Try to schedule that soon after  if you are trying to move fast on TTC. Sadly these appointments take abit to schedule. So we scheduled both doctors when we got DHs second SA back.

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