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Sunday, October 19th 2014, 4:27pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "lucieloos" Thank you SS it says that total motility should be 40% with the lower percentile being 38%. My husband was only 32% for total motility so I guess that could have quite and effect? A little bit luciloos, but we tend not to get too bogged down with one parameter, the overall picture needs to be interpreted. Also in answer to your other question, I wasn't sure what you were asking about the number of sperm because the first sample had a lower volume, so you may expect fewer...

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 8:26am

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

This is the original paper from Cooper et al which describes the ref values http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19934213/

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 9:05pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Mamaboo" SS I'm so sorry but I'm actually stalking you now!!! Last question I promise.... based on that SA what would your opinion be in relation to IUI for us? we have been advised by gynae that ivf with icsi will likely be the route for us, however we have not yet had our appointment at the fertility clinic so I was wondering if they might consider IUI for us initially. I know you can't guess this but just interested in your opinion. Thank you, that is the last one! Really! Hi ag...

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 7:23pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Mamaboo" Thank you so much!!! I have the SA here now I may have got some details wrong. If I could tell you exactly what it states I would really appreciate your knowledge on this. And it does say reference to WHO 5th edition. SA as follows: Volume (ml): 5.00 Concentration (m/ml): 29.00 Total sperm number (m): 145.00 Motility %: Rapid progression: 58.00 Slow Progression: 4.0 Non-progressive: 5.0 Immotile: 33.0 Total motile count: 97.15 Morphology: 7.40 MAR IgG%: 20 Sperm clumping%:...

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 6:53pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Ravenclaw" Hi Sperm Scientist. Good day. I would like to ask your help to simplify the Pathologist's Report of DH Testicular Biopsy. I am hoping there is still hope that his condition is reversible, or by some miracle we can conceive naturally in the future. Is ICSI our only option? Can he take something to improve his sperm count or better yet improve his condition? We have had our ICSI but we are unsuccessful and hoping to go for FET next as we have two frozen embies left to put ...

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 6:34pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Mamaboo" Hi SS Wow I am so grateful to find someone to answer q's re sperm, someone who actually knows what they are talking about....amazing! and what an amazing thing for you to do coming on here in your own time!!!! Thankyou! My situation is that all my tests/hsg are perfect and I have a child from previous relationship. DH SA has however detected 20% antibodies and we have been told this may be the reason we have not conceived. His total count is 145 million (29m per ml), morph...

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 11:54am

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "lucieloos" Hi there My DH has has 2 semen analysis 6 weeks apart. The first was fine. Count was high but motility was slightly under. Fast, progressive sperm was only 27% instead of the 32% they were looking for. My first question is that during this sample my DH produced volume - 1.2ml partly because we think of having to do it at the clinic. Could this have accounted for the slightly lower motility? On the second sample motility was much worse. Only 7.7% fast, progressive. DH pro...

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 5:13pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

Raised FSH male factor-how to reduce ?

Quoted from "zebgirl28" Hi everyone, My OH has been diagnosed with non obstructive Azoospermia, he has high FSH levels. Is there anyone that knows if there is anyway these levels can be brought back down to normal? Any help would be a greatly received . The care commissioning group in are area will not fund us for sperm extraction on NHS. Hi Zebgirl28 Sorry to hear your OH has raised FSH. This is an indicator that his Sertoli cells (the cells that nurture the sperm producing cells) are damaged....

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 4:58pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

MALE FACTOR CHATTER

Quoted from "hewham" What a nice forum! This is my first post. I'm impressed with all the support. Now, why I'm posting: I've got secondary azoospermia, meaning we've had 2 kids normally, but now I'm shooting blanks. I feel a little bad asking for help as so many here are hoping for a first child, but my condition is apparently quite rare. We've been trying for a year, and our last child is 2 and 1/2. We got pregnant fast with our first, but took 5 months on the second. I've been tested multipl...

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 4:45pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "zebgirl28" my Oh had his sperm sample checked as were trying for children and was told its too oily to test, was ask if anythink had been used like lubricant which he hasnt. they washed it in the lab and a couple of sperm was found. my question is what could of caused the sample to be oily? what can be done to improve it? feeling a bit confused Hi zebgirl28 Oily? Might be failure to liquefy maybe. Some labs confuse liquefaction failure with oil. Unless I saw it myself, I really cou...

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 4:42pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Snuggly" Hi, Apologies if this question has already be asked... i was wondering about saliva and sperm? Will oral sex (on male partner) before actually having sex affect sperm? Also I have just purchased conceive plus lubricant to see if it helps.. My husbands sperm count is very good but I want to make sure we aren't harming the swimmers :-) Thanks x Hi, saliva might not be the ideal medium for sperm but I'd be a bit more concerned about lubricants because some of the "sperm frien...

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 11:40pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "wondering13" Hi I just wonder if you can give me some advice Today we had a consultation as my DH has provided 3 sperm samples now and there has not been any sperm present in any, we have been TTC since July 11 so I assume that there is nothing getting through. We have been told that he has to have further blood tests to test for the FSH level which he has had done. As a baby he had a undescended testicle and a hernia so we think that this has caused some damage. We have been told ...

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 11:37pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "2angels" hi im not sure if SS is still around....i would love some advice if possible please? DF has just had results of 1st semen analysis prior to referral to fertility clinic. i have history of blocked fallopian tubes and had IVF cycles with a previous partner. DF is 28, very healthy. non-smoker, and very occasional drinker (1st time last weekend and we have been together 18months) he keeps himself very fit and does weights at home. doesnt take any medication or supplements/vita...

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 11:31pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "chocolate buttons" I'm very baffled with my husband's sperm results....basically in the past year the samples have ranged from a few hundred dead, a few hundred alive, some twitching to now's position. After a complete lifetstyle and diet change...yesterday's sample went from a few hundred to 8 million but they're all dead. I can't figure it out....what can be killing it? he had a vasectomy reversal 2 yrs ago which worked but then has dwindled....not sure if it was a blockage but 8...

Monday, May 20th 2013, 8:11pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Snuggly" Hi Sperm Scientist! My husband has excellent sperm which of course he is so proud of! We are about to embark on ivf #2, the cycle will probably be mid to end August. I was wondering how important is regular sex before providing a sample for IVF? Going through IUI and IVF over the last 2 years has been stressful on our relationship and although we are fine its 'baby making sex' ! Some months the stress becomes too much we find ourselves not doing it for weeks. Would this ha...

Monday, May 20th 2013, 7:56pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "David1983" I have recently got results back from the hospital and don't have a clue what they mean I am really hoping you can help, even the doctor wasn't overly sure! I was given two results one saying "Wash" the other without. I will list both below and hope you can help. Many thanks in advance I can see you have helped so many people on here. Not washed Motility-55% motile Anatomy-89% abnormal forms Amount-1.9ml Count/ml undiluted semen-10,000,000 Total active spermatozoa-10,450...

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 12:36am

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Ravenclaw" Good day . I don't know if you could answer my question, but hopefully you could. My hubby has been diagnosed with Azoospermia, he has zero sperm on his SA. He underwent testicular biopsy last January, and fortunately they found some sperm, but the count was kind of low. I am on stimms now, and hopefully will have my ER and ET next week. They did not reveal the extent or even the cause of his Azoospermia, all they did was to extract some sample. As this is the primary ca...

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 12:21am

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Leni" Hi SS wondering if you can offer some advice? DH azoospermia as CF gene carrier, me ok both 33, 3 failed ICSI, advised good embryos with little frag, 2 back each time, but BFN. Last was 2blastos 2bb,3bb Clinic advised most likely down to genetic potential of embryos. Is there anything we can do to increase the genetic potential chance? Thanks in advance Hi Leni I'm sorry but I'm an andrologist and not an embryologist so I don't work with the egg/blasto side of things, so I re...

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 6:08pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Beth86" Hi SS, Firstly I think what you do on here is amazing. Thank you for taking time out of your life to answer these questions. And help so many people. I have recently come across this thread and if its alright I have a question of my own. I am 26 and my OH is 29. We had a MC in 2011 at 6 weeks (natural conception) so very early on. Been TTC for over two years. My partner does not smoke, he eats well and excercises regularly. He is not over weight and takes vitamins designed ...

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 10:27pm

Author: Sperm Scientist

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "mollie" hi thanks for the quick reply. He has not had a sperm count done as he has had a vasectomy over 15 years ago and we have gone down the icsi route with sugical sperm removal for the pass 4 cycles. all of which was before his heart attack. mollie xx Hi Mollie, it's often possible for a clinician to feel the fullness of the epididymis - while his wouldn't show the quality of the sperm, it gives a simple idea of if sperm production is still likely to be happening. The other thi...




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