Low motility/morphology

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Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I think they generally want at LEAST 5 million, ideally more like 10 million, progressively motile sperm total for IUI.  Morphology is somewhat less important (but not unimportant).  So you take his volume of mL x sperm count per mL x progressive motility to see what you get.

For instance, my hubs had something like 2 ml X 9 mil sperm/mL x 0.35 progressive motility = 6.3 million.

You would want to ask your doctor about how the morphology affects that, though.  3% is officially low morphology, so that would likely reduce your chances of a successful procedure.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I’m in the same boat, I don’t know what it all means. DH got his results today,

Morphology:

.5% Normal

99.5% Abnormal 

 

and I’m FREAKING OUT.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

@beeinghopeful

Talk to your doctor, but morphology relates to how “normal” looking the sperm are under microscopy, the normal range is ~5-10% IIRC and 0.5% is pretty low.

But, measurement is pretty subjective – it’s a human looking at them afterall and it really depends on a whole bunch of other factors. 

Talk to your doc!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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@beeinghopeful:  the morphology needs to take into consideration the sperm count. A 0.5% normal morphology is worse if the sperm count is 15M compared to 100M.  

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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@ohanalife: That’s another thing, there aren’t really any lifestyle changes he needs to make. We bought him boxers and a few extra vitamins, that’s about all we could think of. We don’t drink or smoke, and we have a healthy diet. He’s extremely active and works out 5-7 days a week. 

My husbands results  

Volume: 4.0 mL

Count: 52.5 million/mL 
Motility: 79% quick progressive  21% nonprogressive       
Morphology•  Normal: 0.5%    Abnormal: 99.5%

 

I suggested he get another SA done after I talked to my doctor. 
I think we’ll try to do that in January. He can’t take the Clomid his dr prescribed and fly his plane, so we’re not doing that right now, which is why we opted for more vitamins. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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@ohanalife:  We bought him Qunol and he recently started a new sport multivitamin from GNC, which actually has a lot of the vitamins you mentioned. Oh, and he’s now eating walnuts and hazelnuts everyday.

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