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Old Dec 23rd, 2010, 09:23 AM   1
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Sperm Analysis after Vas Reversal-1 million p/ml with only 4% of those swimming.eek!


Hey ladies!

My DH had a Vasectomy Reversal back in Sept and had his 12week SA on Tues. We were lucky enough to get the results back the next day (yesterday)and unfortunatly they wern't great!

His original vasectomy was exactly 8years before his reversal and although there was trouble re-attaching one side, it was a success technically and now we know sperm are present, although very low.

I just thought I'd share this with all those TTCers that haven't read about us all in the VR WaGs thread or VR sperm results thread.

The receptionist had told us to make sure he ejaculates regulary to increase the amount of good swimmers and rid the body of the non swimmers/dead ones.

I've been scanning the net for ways to enhance and as you can imagine, there are soooooo many ways to enhance, so many tabs and vit supps to take that work wonders, but which ones really are the best?? I've been recommended the Wellman Conception so will give those a go.

Have any of you tried any particular methods and had success? Would love to hear about it, thank you xx xx



 
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Old Dec 28th, 2010, 14:51 PM   2
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Im not a whole lot of use to you but just to say that my DH has very low sp count. We doing ICSI early next year and the fertility consultant recommended those Wellman conception vits too. He started them today. There is also just ordinary wellman vits but they are outrageously expensive. The conception ones were far cheaper for some strange reason. Boots doing 3 for 2 at the mo' so we stocked up. There is 250mg of Maca in it and on another thread way back, a mommy was giving numbers as to how well this helped her DH's swimmers. My DH has been on selemium and zinc for a while now and we will re-rest on Feb 15th. Will be interesting to see if there has been any positive change. I will certainly come back and let you know.



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Old Dec 29th, 2010, 04:32 AM   3
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Ooh thank you!! great info! It's always good to know of people who have tried and tested these vits and to hear of their results as to whether they made a difference. I've seen them on offer in boots so I'll get some when I get paid (it's seems like its been a loooon month!) lol

Thank you so much and please do let me know xx



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 08:55 AM   4
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I think my hubbys sperm was around them numbers if not slighty bit more and he didnt have a reversal ever we just had male problems for no known reason.

We did try the wellman conception pills and the general cut down smoking drinking but sometimes these things WILL improve results and sometimes they DON'T. Ours always varied but numbers were always low and always going to cause us problems in getting pregnant natural.

Tho our consultant at our clinic did say to carry on with taking the wellman so they may benefit you hun, just with improving of diet numbers may increase. Plus it is still early from his reversal so maybe in another few more months the tests may increase this happens a lot just takes some time i think after that sort of op.

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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 09:50 AM   5
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Thanks hunny! I see you are expecting though....how long did it take you and did you conceive naturally in the end or not? xx



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2011, 03:51 AM   6
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Hi hun wasnt natural, wish i could say it was to give ladies that hope as some ladies DO get caught NATURAL when there partners sperm is low but we did private cycle of ivf..and now expecting our very 1st baby..

We werent the lucky ones we tried for around 2 and half years without anything as they wouldnt give us clomid as numbers were too low for clomid to work, so ICIS was the only option they told us would benefit us..

Keep trying tho hun, never give up we didnt even knowing we had to have treatment.
Like i said some time giving things time will make numbers improve. I mean its only been a few months since the operation, and still things can improve with a little extra time.
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Old Jan 4th, 2011, 13:50 PM   7
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Thank you I'm sorry its been a longer journey than you would have originally liked, but its a journey that has taken you to your little baby girl that will be here soon! so makes it all worth while

It is very early days for us so we shall carry on as normal and get another SA done perhaps in another 3 months or so, just to see whether there is progress or not.

Thank you for your reply and congrats again on conceiving your baby girl!! xx



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2011, 17:18 PM   8
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Just wanted you all to know, that even though DH got those really low SA results afew weeks ago..... I got my today!! xx

So even though 4% were swimming, one little fella made it through! xx



 
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Old Jan 11th, 2011, 12:22 PM   9
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Brilliant news, well done.



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Old Jan 15th, 2011, 14:30 PM   10
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That's great news. Shows that even with a low sperm count, conception is possible, and the odds are not necessarily too highly stacked against you.

I've taken semen analysis tests before, and have had widely fluctuating sperm counts. The first time i did a sample I abstained for 3 days, and had a count of around 30 million/ml, with good motility and normal form. Then a few months later, took another one, and abstained for about 18 hours (I felt really bad as they had asked me to abstain for 3-5 days, but being a young guy with a lot of energy , this is a difficult feat), in this one my sperm count was around 3x as high (around 90million/ml), although the motility and normal forms was a bit lower.

This goes to show that sperm properties fluctuate so widely over time, more so than abstinence can have an impact.

Also another thing I know, is that even the most fertile of guys are not fertile all the time. It's not uncommon for a guy to be at low fertility for 6 months, and then all of a sudden his fertility will rise, and result in pregnancy. So don't feel too disconcerted about semen analysis. Getting pregnant is much about timing and luck.



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