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Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 12:48pm

Drugs to improve sperm motility

Can anyone recommend any vitamins or anything to help with low motility please?

DP's last count was 20 million but they had to narrow that down to 6 million of which only 1% were moving.

Starting 1st cycle this Friday so help would be really good?
TTC 4 & 1/2 yrs
Me 26 & DP 27
Started ICSI 12th June 2009, 16 eggs, 11 mature, all injected but none fertilised due to poor sperm quality




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Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 1:07pm

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Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 7:04pm

RE: Drugs to improve sperm motility

Hi Tia,

Really the only nutritional treatment for low motility that is routinely prescribed and has been shown clinically to work is zinc, as this metal forms part of the enzyme needed for sperm motility. The usual preparations used are zincomed or solvazinc. The latter is preferable as it is less likely to cause indigestion. Zinc can work really well if there is a true zinc deficiency.

Many other chemicals and nutrients have been suggested and may be worth trying. But bear in mind that sperm take 12-14 weeks to develop and mature, so that any benefits from taking vitamins and minerals may not be fully evident for 3-4 months.

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