(Closed) Semen analysis results….not sure what to think. LONG

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think he should be honest with them and ask to repeat the test (sans kleenex).  You want the results to be as accurate as possible and you don’t want him to be treated for some issue he probably doesn’t actually have. A new test should provide better results.

Good luck with all of the steps you take 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Schatzie821:  I agree.

No saliva.  No tissue.  I would see what that gets you.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You definitly need to repeat this test, as the ejaculate needs to be collected into a steile container for the most accurate results (at least in my laboratory it does, any sample we receive that is contaminated we ask for a repeat on)

 

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lroetheli:  Nope, we’re lab folk can be quite trusting – unless we see the tissue or whatever we assume you followed the rules.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yes, I would think repeat the test too (without the Kleenex and with good cleaning!)  I can’t imagine any way they could possibly tell where those bacteria and blood came from (Kleenex vs. actually in the semen) on the routine tests they do, and it seems risky for you to just assume it came from the Kleenex.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m going to take a slightly different angle and say that unless he actually wiped the dirty part of the tissue (with the mucous/saliva) onto himself, the likelihood of the tissue causing the blood and bacteria in the semen sample seems pretty low to me.  I’ve been known to use a kleenex like twice, but I use a dry part the second go round…I don’t open it back up and put the snot up to my nose again, if that makes sense?  I’m guessing he probably used a dry part of the kleenex to clean himself up?

Regardless – most REs will recommend multiple semen analyses before addressing or treating anything, just because it’s so easy to test, and semen parameters can change so vastly just from one day/week/month to the next.  So I’d definitely have your husband do another test, being extra careful about cross-contamination.  And from what I’ve read, the bacteria/blood issue is something that can hinder fertility, but is usually just a low grade infection that can be solved with antibiotics.

Good luck!

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