Does low iron have an effect on sperm count/mobility?

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive Over 35' started by CheekyChick, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. CheekyChick

    CheekyChick Member

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    Hello girls,

    Been TTC for 6 months now, just found out (during a routine check-up) that my OH has very low iron. Does this have an effect on sperm, have we been trying in vain for the last 6 months??? Sperm test is already booked for two weeks time, but really want to know if our efforts have been pointless up to now!!!
    Thanks for any advice :wacko:
     
  2. NorthStar

    NorthStar Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I really don't know the answer but didn't want to read and run, I guess that if being lacking in iron is bad for women then it's bad for men as well, so probably worth getting him some supplements.
     
  3. MrsRH

    MrsRH Well-Known Member

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    It's unusual for a guy to have low iron (unless he's vegetarian) so maybe there is an underlying cause which may affect fertility??
    Is your doctor doing more tests??
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  4. Natsby

    Natsby Luca born 9-11-2012

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    I have searched the net and can´t find anything relating low sperm to low iron, but six months trying is not abnormal, as most people on here will tell you, so have the tests but I wouldn´t worry yet.
     
  5. CheekyChick

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    Thanks for all your answers. He's due to go for a sperm test next week. I know 6 months isn't that long, it just seems it! All the years you spend trying not to get pregnant, if I had known!! Good luck to you all xx
     
  6. NorthStar

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    Probably worthwhile upping the red meat you eat at home in the meantime, I know my OH can moan a bit if he doesn't get something that's been killed a couple of times a week at least.
     

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