Introduction and a question about SA

Discussion in 'Long Term Trying To Conceive' started by Lol78, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Lol78

    Lol78 Well-Known Member

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    I've been a member of BnB for a while now, I'm just introducing myself on the LTTTC section. I'd just like to say thanks to all for the great advice on here, I've been stalking fLTTTC for a little while now!

    DH and I have been trying for a year now and just got back SA results and FSH/LH/progesterone results today.

    Apparently FSH is fine (below 5) but LH is more than 8, so I don't think this is great. I was diagnosed a few years ago with PCOS but it appears that I ovulate from temperatures and progesterone (CD21) was 40 ish.

    DH has good motility and count but only 6% normal (STRICT test, so cutoff is 15%).

    Does anyone have any advice/ideas of what this really means?

    Is it virtually impossible to conceive with this, or is in not as bad as it sounds (cos it doesn't sound great!)?
     
  2. rachelle1975

    rachelle1975 And then there were 3!!

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    Hey chick

    Did they say what was normal? Motility? Morpology? Count?
    You'd need a more detailed explanation from them to make sense of it all.
    Depending on exactly what they mean, if there are normal forms then conception is always possible - you might just need a little assistance is all :hugs:
    Did they give you any advice on what DH can do to improve things?xx
     
  3. NickyT75

    NickyT75 RIP Sophie my angel

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    Hi Lol

    welcome across babe :hugs:

    sorry I cant help with the SA as we havent had ours done yet but im sure someone will be able to advise once you post all the info as suggested by Rachelle xx
     
  4. Brambletess

    Brambletess Well-Known Member

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    Your Dh morphology is borderline low, that doesn't mean you can't concieve, just means it may take longer. There are loads of things a man can do to improve morphology, like cut back on alcohol, caffiene, loose weight if overweight, give up smoking, not take hot baths or cycle, no laptops on lap. The major thing is to take zinc and multi vitamins.

    My DH has low morphology but unfortunately he has no self control so has done few of the above except, no hot baths and he doesn't drink alcohol regularly any more. He is sort of taking vitamins but i suspect not every day.

    Don't know what the LH Hormone results are meant to be as I was only told mine were normal.

    Lifestyle changes may make a big difference, so concentrate on those for now and believe it not a year is still not that long.
     
  5. Lol78

    Lol78 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all for your support.
    Count and motility are both fine. But morphology is low.
    Brambletoes, has dh managed to improve morphology? I've heard it is easier to improve count than morphology. Mine still loves hot baths and the odd drink but we don't smoke and eat relatively healthy.

    The doctor said not to worry about SA results which I don't think was too helpful because it makes him think all is OK and complacent. I have tried to talk to him but he just says, the doctor said it shouldnt' be a problem. Well I think 6% normal morphology sounds a bit of a problem to me.

    Also, does anyone know if cycling is a problem? He likes his bike!
     
  6. rachelle1975

    rachelle1975 And then there were 3!!

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    One of the things the books mentioned is cycle for men - long distance especially as this can have a detrimental effect on the results of an SA :hugs:
     

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