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*Steph*

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Friday, December 5th 2008, 1:58pm

How long between 1st and 2nd SA

Ideally, how long should be left between 1st and 2nd sperm analysees?

Should DP do all things suggested in Sperm Tips thread for both tests and how long before should he start the recommended changes for optimum effect?
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Friday, December 5th 2008, 2:03pm

Hi Steph, I'm no expert on this and the other girls are welcome to correct me!
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As far as I understand, sperm take 90-120 days to 'make' so it's worth doing 3 months of zinc, selenium, no smoking, reduced drinking, lots of fruit & veg, before checking to see if there is any improvement in the SA. Doing all these things are no guarantee that it will improve the SA, but it's worth trying it anyway as some people do get good results with it - I guess everyone is different.

Best of luck to you and your DH x

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Friday, December 5th 2008, 4:38pm

Thanks Ros. Forgot to ask, but he has to have a blood test to check his hormone levels too. Should this be done before first SA? Is there anything he needs to do for this test, i.e. change diet etc?

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Friday, December 5th 2008, 5:10pm

Hi Steph
Like Ros says it takes around three months for sperm to be produced and it's not a good idea if the two SA's are done in the same part of the production cycle so therefore they would normally suggest a gap of six weeks to two months - this was the case with my dh anyway but it may vary.

Oh and he shouldn't change his diet or anything before the first tests unless he has been told to by the doctor. They want to assess what his sample his like 'normally' and not after making changes, so it's fine for him to carry on as he has been.

I take it he already takes supplements etc?




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Friday, December 5th 2008, 6:27pm

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Thanks Ros. Forgot to ask, but he has to have a blood test to check his hormone levels too. Should this be done before first SA? Is there anything he needs to do for this test, i.e. change diet etc?

Thank you


Hi Steph :wave:

I know we've spoken a little already :D

The hormone levels are generally the next stage after two zero count sperm analysis. Unless your DP has had a repeat since ten years ago, I would imagine that they would request this be repeated twice to confirm the results of ten years ago before embarking on further tests.

There are many reasons for azoospermia but if it is a blockage or like my DH, lacking the necessary plumbing !, sperm still benefits from vitamins and supplements and my DH takes his daily and has done since we found out two years ago.

What stage are you at now? Have Leeds requested further sperm analysis?

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