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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 04:22 AM   1
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IUI with low sperm motility


Hi all! Pretty bummed just got bfn on our last natural cycle, so it's on to IUI. I've heard really negative things though about using IUI for low sperm motility. Counts ok, but motility is around 23% with 21% forward moving. I know IVF would be a better option, but there's no way we can afford that. Is there any hope with IUI? Anyone else with low speem motility?



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 11:20 AM   2
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Sorry to hear that
I thought low sperm numbers were one of the better reasons to do IUI? Cause they don't have to swim as far or be as numerous? What were his counts like?

I'm waiting out my 1st 2ww on my 1st unmedicated IUI for unexplained infertility so I don't really have advice or input to offer other than



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 18:36 PM   3
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Well good luck with your first go around!!! I hope you get your bfp!! His count was fine at 94 million but the overall motility was 23% with 21% forward moving. We only did one sa, which I think is a little weird. Most docs want 2 I think, but we don't have a fertility doc in town I've just been talking to my ob. He's been taking vitamins that are for male fertility, so I was hoping they would make a difference.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 18:53 PM   4
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So that's still 19million moving forward. Consider this : the post wash count from my IUI was 3.1million- so 19 doesn't sound too bad. IUI may be a good option for you.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 19:33 PM   5
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Yeah, 19 doesn't sound bad, but some healthy speem gets lost in the washing too right? Were your dh counts good before washing? When are you testing?



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 19:58 PM   6
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No. I was pretty disappointed. His SA was something to the effect of 119mil (and he said he only abstained like 12 hours before even though they wanted 36hrs ) But for the IUI his unwashed was like 3.6mil and washed was 3.1mil - I was kind of surprised. The clinic said that was just fine but from reading on here it seems low.



 
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