Post # 1
My husband and I have been TTC without any success. Last month we visited a RE due to my crazy irregular long cycles. The dr outlined all the testing he wanted us to complete and we started the process.
My husband’s SA came back with significant motility and morphology issues (dr’s words- “it’s bad…”).
I went for ultrasound and I have a heart shaped, tilted uterus. And he says he saw “polycystic ovaries” which is why my cycles are long and irregular (40-60 days). But he also pointed out that I have lots of eggs and I am young (30). We will know more after the HSG.
We are waiting for a second SA, urologist appointment, and my HSG before scheduling an appointment to discuss next steps. I feel so alone and afraid of the (very) long process in front of me.
Any questions I should be asking? Anything we should be doing now?
Post # 2
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One SA is not enough to draw conclusions from, so try to keep the worry at bay right now. You may be worrying over nothing. Motility can be addressed with diet and lifestyle changes with a pretty decent rate of success. Morphology is more challenging, but some don’t even measure morphology because there is no consensus on whether/how much it really matters in achieving a pregnancy. Make sure you are seeing a uro that specializes in MFI. You can expect a physical exam of his testicles, a lot of seemingly random questions about his history, and maybe some bloodwork to look at his hormone levels. Those basics can tell a lot about what you are dealing with and what the best course of action will be.
Right now, just hang in there and take care of each other’s emotional needs. The best thing you can do is tend to your relationship, nurture it, and get on the same page with your husband. Get into a team mindset of “us vs. TTC challenges.” Being a united front makes it easier. It won’t be “easy”, but it can be easier. And make sure that you are not letting this dominate your life. Plan fun things that have nothing to do with TTC, doctor appointments, etc. You need positive things to focus on that you can feel in control of and make happen. So much of the process is waiting and uncertainty, so it’s really nice to have things within your control that make you happy.