We had more tests done.. not good news (TTC)

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

He’ll probably be referred to an endocrinologist who will give him drugs specific to pituitary production. I think a lot of men are put on Clomid <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clomifene”>in this situation</a>. Funny enough, it’s the same drug given to women needing fertility treatments because it inhibits estrogen production and promotes progesterone for follicle growth and ovulation. For men, it helps with testosterone production inhibiting other hormone production (I think.).

Post # 4
4153 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

So sorry about the SA results.  I don’t know anything about that but I just wanted to say that a lot of male factor issues can be fixed and are not permanent, so hopefully this will be the case for your DH.  Hope you get your BFP very soon!  xox

Post # 5
2311 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sending over some baby dust for you… I am really sorry to hear abt what you and your DH are going through. Who knew TTC would be so taxing!? 

Post # 6
1410 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@wandering_gypsy:  Sorry to hear about the SA. I have no info to share on that one but DH has low motility. It can be devastating for a guy to hear that they can’t get their wife pregnant….DH just told me this last week and he’d been keeping it inside for months now. 

I would definitely get him into a doctor. Not just for fertility reasons but overall health. DH’s dad had low T and was always feeling sluggish. He was put on something and has more energy now. He wasn’t diagnosed until early 40s.

Post # 7
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sorry about the results. I agree with PP- an Endocrinologist is the person to see! I think medication is an option and I wouldn’t rule out conceiving naturally just yet! Sticky baby dust to you!

Post # 9
44 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m sorry to hear that you are going through this. I found out earlier this year after we started to TTC that I have a pituitary tumor that is causing high prolactin. To confirm, your husbands’ doctor will likely order an MRI and then refer him to an endocrinologist who will create a treatment plan. The good news is that these rumors are almost always benign and the symptoms can be controlled with medication.  I knows it’s a sucky situation when all you want is a BFP and you can’t get it. 

Post # 10
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@wandering_gypsy:  I hope you get some helpful answers.  How were his FSH numbers?  My DH’s were really high, so they couldn’t do much for him medically.  Does the urologist specialize in MFI?  DH’s first urologist just did general stuff, and her initial diagnosis was not accurate.  Many of us on the 1+ board are dealing with MF issues (some of us having to move straight to IVF).  If you need some MF support, come join us over there.  We’re not picky about whether it actually has been 1 year since you started TTC.  We found out DH had MFI before we were ever TTC, and since I knew we’d need all the bells and whistles, I joined the board as soon as we started the process and would have been lost without their support.

Post # 12
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@wandering_gypsy:  I avoid POAS or squinter threads, but I love love love the 1+ thread.  The ladies there are really lovely, and it’s not all TTC all the time.  I’d have lost my mind three times over if it wasn’t for their support.

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