Bad sperm morphology ~ what can we do?

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  1. rosababy

    rosababy Mom to 1

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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 :spermy:

    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! :help:
     
  2. bballbaby

    bballbaby Well-Known Member

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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. :hugs:
     
  3. hollyw79

    hollyw79 Well-Known Member

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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

    https://www.babyandbump.com/assisted-conception/573626-low-sperm-count-treatment-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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



    best of luck hun! :dust:
     
  4. hollyw79

    hollyw79 Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  5. beadyeyes

    beadyeyes Well-Known Member

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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.

    Good luck!
     
  6. rosababy

    rosababy Mom to 1

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

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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.

     
  8. rosababy

    rosababy Mom to 1

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    Staypositive, wow! That's awesome news! Very encouraging. Congrats to you! :happydance:
     
  9. HappyBunnyAB

    HappyBunnyAB Well-Known Member

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    Hi Holly,

    How long did he take the vitamins before you saw an increase? Thanks.
     
  10. hollyw79

    hollyw79 Well-Known Member

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    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... :hugs:
     
  11. keepsmiling

    keepsmiling Guest

    Iv heard alot of sucess about wellman conception
    my hubby has 2% morph so he's on wellman and also 1000mg if vit c

    I thibk the wellman has all the other stuff in xx
     
  12. rosababy

    rosababy Mom to 1

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    Thanks, keepsmiling. I'll look into it. Another bnb girl said Pycnogenol is also really great for morphology. Hopefully something works for us!
     
  13. keepsmiling

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    I haven't heard about that?x
     
  14. hollyw79

    hollyw79 Well-Known Member

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    Pycnogenol is one of the BEST antioxidants out there.. I've read A TON of positive things about it!!
     
  15. keepsmiling

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    Is that an American thing? X
     
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    hollyw79 Well-Known Member

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    rosababy Mom to 1

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    I also got pycnogol (I always have to look up how to spell it!) on amazon as well. I finally convinced my dh to start taking it. Hopefully, we'll see some results!
     
  18. hollyw79

    hollyw79 Well-Known Member

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    It definitely can't hurt.. and if it gives you any more/better sperm- ANY- it's worth it! :)
     
  19. keepsmiling

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    Pycnogel is pine bark extract which is in wrllman conception pills so I'm covered lol xx
     
  20. hollyw79

    hollyw79 Well-Known Member

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    How much is in the wellman?? Its recommended to take 200mg of Pycnogenol per day.. I've heard about the wellman.. I'd love to know what's all in that~ it would be much easier to not have to take so many pills!
     

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