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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 14:51 PM   1
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Bad sperm morphology ~ what can we do?


Hey, ttc ladies. My dh and I got our results from his sperm analysis back today. They were good and bad.

Count = 80 million! Holy moly, that's a lot of

Motility = 30% (kind of low)

Morphology = 7% Really low. Has anyone else had this problem? What can he do to help fix the problem?

Please help!



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 16:08 PM   2
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I was in a similar situation with male factor. My DH had only 3% morph. and much lower counts in general. My DH took tons of vitamins and cut out alcohol with the hopes of this increasing his SA. I have read of it helping for some but my DH also has a varicocele which didn't help our situation. We were recommended for IVF with ICSI after 3 SA. My heart goes out to you because I know how frustrating this all can be...please don't lose hope there is so much they can do to help you! My first IVF cycled failed but the frozen one from that cycle took. Hugs and prayers.



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 16:19 PM   3
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Someone else just posted this on a separate thread.. I responded and so did a lot of other ladies who gave some great info! Here is the link

http://www.babyandbump.com/assisted-...t-options.html

this is what I wrote:

I'm sorry you're going through this! Everyone has given you great info so far! The good thing is that sperm CAN improve. I can understand your hesitation in jumping straight to IVF. I think IUI is worth at least one or two tries. I had an IUI bc my DH's SA came back with slightly low count and low morphology of 4%. We had him stop all drinking (which he never did much of.. but a few beers on occasion) and we also had him start taking a few different vitamins. He takes a multivitamin, zinc, folic acid, pycenogeol, omega 3, and royal jelly.

Here are some links on why he takes what he does:

http://www.reproendo.com/html/pycnog...rch-study.html

http://www.rejuvenation-science.com/...fertility.html

http://www.futurity.org/health-medic...get-up-and-go/

http://ezinearticles.com/?Omega-3-Fa...lity&id=395644

http://www.marilynglenville.com/infertility.htm

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5543988_be...fertility.html

http://www.bee-pollen-buzz.com/royal...-benefits.html

http://www.fertilinet.com/male.htm

I know that's a lot of links ~hopefully some will help!



best of luck hun!



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 16:21 PM   4
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btw- my DH's sperm improved DRAMATICALLY after this..his SA showed 19 million (low) and only 4% morphology.. we went and did an IUI and post wash he had like 37 million! which means he probably had closer to 80 mil before the wash which helps eliminate the dead/abnormal sperm!



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 16:27 PM   5
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I know you don't think it but the numbers are good! Even if only 7% are the right shape, 7% of 80 million is loads!!! My husband's was 1million, 36% motility and 1% morph.

I have read that there's not a lot you can do about morphology but not sure how true that is. We're having ICSI as our numbers are so bad.

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Thank you, ladies. These are some great links, and I will not lose hope.



 
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 09:28 AM   7
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Hi there,

I had the similar problem a while back. I was told that our count was very low and also we had 98% abnormal forms, they did say what was there was swimming well. We were both gutted as you can imagine, it was like being stabbed with a knife. We had been referred for ICSI.

I did loads of research online and I totally changed our diet, ate loads of fruit and veg and my husband took multi vitamins, folic acid and zinc, I made sure he ate well. On Saturday past I took a test as I was 3 days late and have discovered that I am almost 5 weeks pregnant.

Please stay possitive it might work for you too.

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Hey, ttc ladies. My dh and I got our results from his sperm analysis back today. They were good and bad.

Count = 80 million! Holy moly, that's a lot of

Motility = 30% (kind of low)

Morphology = 7% Really low. Has anyone else had this problem? What can he do to help fix the problem?

Please help!



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Old May 3rd, 2011, 09:55 AM   8
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Staypositive, wow! That's awesome news! Very encouraging. Congrats to you!



 
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 21:03 PM   9
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btw- my DH's sperm improved DRAMATICALLY after this..his SA showed 19 million (low) and only 4% morphology.. we went and did an IUI and post wash he had like 37 million! which means he probably had closer to 80 mil before the wash which helps eliminate the dead/abnormal sperm!
Hi Holly,

How long did he take the vitamins before you saw an increase? Thanks.



 
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Old May 4th, 2011, 06:08 AM   10
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btw- my DH's sperm improved DRAMATICALLY after this..his SA showed 19 million (low) and only 4% morphology.. we went and did an IUI and post wash he had like 37 million! which means he probably had closer to 80 mil before the wash which helps eliminate the dead/abnormal sperm!
Hi Holly,

How long did he take the vitamins before you saw an increase? Thanks.
It was 2-3 months.. which falls in line with the typical time frame of when sperm regenerates so I definitely attribute it to the changes! And it's only gotten better since...



 
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