Just changed RE's and I'm LIVID.

posted 12 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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BeepBopB00p :  Yikes!!  Why wouldn’t they think that was important?  Is he on supplements for it?

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Its great you have moved to a RE you are happy with! Its so important that you trust  them as this is such an important thing your going through. 

I had an ectopic about 15 mths ago that we conceived naturally. Prior to this we had been trying more than a year with no  joy.  Went to a fertility clinic in our city and we were told d.h sperm was ok…i believed them! When i asked for the lab results it showed a just in the normal range count and morphology of 2%…how we were told this was normal was a mystery. D.h changed  his lifestyle,  and was taking a shedload of supplements and we conceived within 4/5 months. My clinic never suggested any supplements, this was all my own  research. I also had a lap&dye so this possibly contributed to our bfp but im convinced it was the changed dh made. 

I hate that male issues are so often overlooked as its all on the woman. We moved onto ivf after the ectopic and after a chemical pregnancy with both our fresh & frozen transfer,  we also moved  clinics who im much happier with…our new clinic is in Greece & we live in Ireland but so far i have much more faith in them.

5 weeks tomorrow with our first fresh transfer so praying this little one sticks! Best of luck bee!

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Busy Beekeeper
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BeepBopB00p :  That’s definitely one of our biggest concerns.. DH is on anxiety meds, and it can really affect morphology.  I’ve been having him on Fertilaid for a few months now.  He’s not great at taking the 3 a day they recommend, but I figure even 1 a day is better than none.  I hope it’s your recipe for a BFP, darling <3

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Very glad it doesn’t effect your treatment, that would be beyond upsetting, but still I hate when the medical profession holds your information hostage and expects you to just believe when they say it’s ‘okay’ – like hey, this is my body (pet peeve of mine. Just last week, I had a blood test and wasn’t sure if my doctors new clinic always called with results the way her old one did, so I called to ask. Was told that the results were in and doc had reviewed and were fine, so I guess they don’t always call which sucks, and I asked for one specific value I was interested in. Despite the doctor having reviewed it already, the nurse had to ask permission to tell me and call me back 🙄). 

Dont know if it helps to have someone commiserate, but no one discussed supplements etc with us either when going through IUI, and I found all the doctors pretty casual about the whole fertility process. It did stress me out, but so far we have had success with IUI despite pretty poor sperm numbers. Good luck to you with your future cycles!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Yikes! I’m glad you found a new RE!

So far I’ve gotten printouts of the results for every test we’ve done. I’d try asking for a copy next time if they don’t show you the actual numbers.

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Buzzing bee
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BeepBopB00p :  I’m glad you found an RE who is a better fit. To be honest, many many many REs do not believe in supplements aside from prenatal (i disagree personally). Also, make factor shouldn’t be diagnosed on a single sample, your husband should have a repeat SA to confirm because that number is very borderline. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Honey bee

Not all RE’s or nurses believe in giving patients numbers, so I would get used to asking for specifics on everything if that’s something that helps you. I did want to say that my husband’s morphology was also 3% on his first SA. My RE (very well known clinic) said that alone was unlikely to be an issue, and had a repeat SA done which was normal. I got pregnant with IUI and have also done conventional IVF (no ICSI) and had zero issues with his samples. My husband did not take any supplements or medications on his end. Hopefully that’s encouraging info for you…

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

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BeepBopB00p :  So there’s different theories about the importance of morphology and it can change wildly between visits. DH’s first SA said that his morphology was below 1%. When he went for a follow-up with the fertility urologist, his result was 9%, well within the range of normal. His urologist also said that most of the time, morphology isn’t the cause of infertility. It can sometimes be an indicator of another problem, but if that’s the only criteria that was low, I can understand why your first RE didn’t feel it was worth mentioning.

Still frustrating to feel like you’re getting different info from different people, but hopefully the new RE is more your speed in terms of treatment course and how they interact with patients. We met with several before we started treatment because I wanted a doctor that fit with our preferences and concerns.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Did they do a DNA fragmentation test on his SA? That’s the most important factor which many REs ignore because the research is new. 

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