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Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 11:04am

Different GPs

Hi All,

My wife-to-be and I have been TTC for the last 26 months - with nothing happening.

As she has irregular periods, her GP has sent her for PCOS scans which have come back negative - her ovaries were producing follicles in the scan apparantly.

They've now referred her for an appointment with a gynecologist to investigate her irregular periods.

I'm with another GP and am obviously wanting SA done. Can I just go to my GP and ask for it to be done? If he does, do I get a copy of the results so if we go further down the fertility route in future then we've got the results?

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Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 11:32am

Welcome to :FZ: Adam

I don't know how it is for everyone but when we started down the investigation route my GP told my DH to go to his GP and get an SA done. All he did was explain our situation and within 2 weeks it was done, about 10 days after that he went back to his GP where his results were explained to him and he was also given a copy of them.

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Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 11:50am

:hello: Adam
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Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 1:34pm

RE: Different GPs

Hi Adam, and welcome from me also.

Your GP should certainly organise a semen analysis for you. However as we regularly find on this site, GP's do not always fully understand the implications of the results that come back, unless the laboratory includes its comments and guidelines with the results.

It is important therefore that you get a copy of the results, so that we can, if necessary, clarify its findings further. Don't be content with being told 'it's normal', get some figures for this.

When the time comes to do your specimen, a few points to help with this are:

Make love as you would usually, in the week before doing your sample, but then have a 2-3 day gap before you do your specimen.
Wash your hands before you do the specimen
Empty your bladder first, as this will wash out cellular debris that might be in the system and which can contaminate the specimen.
Mkae sure that you do not lose any of the sample as most of the sperm can be in the first portion of the ejaculate.
Label the specimen bottle with your full name and date of birth, and the time of producing the sample.
Get it over to the laboratory within 30 minutes, keeping it warm in your pocket on the way. But not by the car heater.
Makes sure that it is handed to somebody who knows that the test is time limited, try not to be persuaded to just leave it in the reception basket outside the laboratory.

Specimen production has to be by masturbation, you can't use withdrawal or empty it out of a sheath. If you have difficulty in producing this, and as a result you only manage to produce a very small specimen, this will not give a valid result. Ring the laboratory to cancel any appointment your have, get a new bottle (from any chemist) and a new appointment, and try again the following week.

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Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 3:37pm

Hi Adam,

Welcome to FZ!

My partner asked for a sperm analysis from his Doc, (at my request) they kept the results and we've never recieved a copy and his doc just told him over the phone when he rang, basically they don't know enough to explain properly and with hindsight I can see it was a waste of time!

My gynae has now requested a futher sample from him before referring us to the fertility clinic which he's taking in tomorrow. Even this I think is pointless as my cousin tells me that the clinic will do their own tests, they have more knowledge and her DH's extremely abnormal sperm was not picked up by the hospital only by specialist tests performed by the clinic!

Me 36 DF 30
TTC since 97
Dec 2010 IVF :BFP:

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