quick!please!

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  1. hekate

    hekate An Angel & an Earth Child

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    should I rather not TTC whilst donor has flu symptoms?
     
  2. DaisyDuke

    DaisyDuke Matilda Tasya's mum :)

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    Well if DH had flu symptoms i would still try. But i know illness can effect sperm. XXX
     
  3. Omi

    Omi A Mummy At Last!

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    Here;s what i found Hekate!

    Fact: The flu slows sperm production. An illness that causes a fever can affect sperm production and sperm quality. But it won't affect fertility for two to three months, since it takes sperm 75 days to mature.

    In other words, he's got healthy sperm now but could have some wonky ones in 3 months time. I'd get at it if i were you :)

    Good luck!! :)
     
  4. hekate

    hekate An Angel & an Earth Child

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    thanks Omi that's so reassuring...I read some stuff about dna damage that really scared me....but suppose that would be after high fever???
     
  5. Omi

    Omi A Mummy At Last!

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    Obviously dna damage is not something to sniff at but i am pretty sure it doesnt happen due to such a regular thing as a flu. Not enough to become a problem anyway, i would think. Thats my take on it!

    All the best!! :)
     
  6. Sinead

    Sinead Well-Known Member

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    Just want to wish you luck whatever you decide
     
  7. hekate

    hekate An Angel & an Earth Child

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    thank you all! donor called after all....flu was a man-flu!
     

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