Spanner in the works?

Discussion in 'Long Term TTC & Fertility Issues' started by Blueflower, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Blueflower

    Blueflower Well-Known Member

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    After DH’s sperm had been praised by 2 different doctors, we were told that part of the result was missing, so asked the GP’s secretary to print it off for us. We were surprised to learn that even though the count is high (over 130 million) the morphology is only 6%. At the open evening we’d been told that most sperm is deformed, only a small percentage are perfect and most of them have 2 heads, 2 tails or are the wrong shape! They showed us pictures and they looked gross! Apparently ‘normal’ is 4-100% but 30% is ideal.

    So does that mean that a smaller % of good forms from a high count has the same number of good ones as a higher % of a medium count? (The first doctor had all the results in front of her and still said they were good.)

    Also, when you have IUI can they ‘quality control’ them to get the properly formed ones? We were thinking IUI might not be worth it if the count and motility is fine but now it might be necessary.

    We will of course discuss it with the consultant at our next appointment but wondered if any of you sperm experts could help! :sperm:
     
  2. gemmainthesun

    gemmainthesun Well-Known Member

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    Honestly dont really know, but 130 million is amazing so even though the morph is low its prob still ok, but wouldnt like to say, discuss it with your RE and ask about whether IUI would dramatically increase the chances, also is he on wellman and stuff? x
     
  3. Tinkerbell3

    Tinkerbell3 Well-Known Member

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    My DH morph has come back 5 & 6% and we were never told this was a problem, sperm is washed pre IUI just like IVF.
     
  4. Dee28

    Dee28 Well-Known Member

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    6% of 130 million is 7.8 million so I'd say you're fine! We're faced with only 376,000 usable sperm so try not to worry xx


     
  5. Blueflower

    Blueflower Well-Known Member

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    The nurse said it would be fine, they filter it so that the good ones swim to the top and she thinks there would be plenty. Phew!

    I don't know if I could get him to take 'Wellman'! I'd have to sneak it into his tea! ;-) However if the consultant suggested it might up his % I expect he might give it a go!
     

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