Just got husband's sperm analysis….depressed :(

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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6502 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

@caityeden:  I am not sure what advice to give you, but be aware that the internet is full of information, and sometimes you will encounter all types of things. I would suggest to try and wait until you can see your doctor and ask for advice. Every situation is unique and must be handled that way. Try to make it a fun month to ttc. Sending positive vibes your way. 

Post # 4
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m so sorry you guys are going through this… Can you find another doctor? Dumping that news on you and making you wait a month to explain it is HORRIBLE.

Post # 5
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2258 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@caityeden:  My DH had somewhat similar results, good numbers, fine motility, poor morphology (only 2% normal by strict criteria). I was worried, but we ended up getting our BFP 2 weeks after we got the SA results! That was cycle 5 for us, and I’m now almost 24 weeks. Goes to show, it just takes one healthy swimmer to make a baby! The fact that there are sperm there is great news! My doc said the best way to help morphology was for DH to have healthier habits – it never applied to us, but the plan was for DH to start taking a multivitamin, get more exercise, and cut down on alcohol. If your DH smokes, if it’s possible for him to quit, that would help, too. Also, bike riding and hot tubs are to be avoided if I recall correctly. Good luck! Hopefully your BFP is coming soon!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@caityeden:  I am not an expert at all, but do know a little bit because my husband also had a bad SA so I read a lot about it (his was worse though — basically 5% for everything and only 1 million or so sperm).  I would be somewhat encouraged in your case because the sperm count is so high that even though the percent for morphology is low that still means that there are millions of morphologically normal sperm in each of your DH’s ejaculates.  It would be great if you could talk to a male infertility specialist or a urologist specializing in fertility who could give you much better information than I can or the internet can.  They can also counsel on whether they would advise repairing the varicocele.  My husband had one that we had repaired (through a procedure called an emoblization, which is much less invasive than the traditional surgery).  The evidence for varicocele repair and fertility seems pretty plus/minus to me…not super strong, but we figured we might as well give it a try.  Your docs will know more.  Good luck! 

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