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Sarah A


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Reg: Feb 16th 2009

Location: sevenoaks

Children: ARGC

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Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 2:32pm

DNA fragmentation

Has anyones DH been diagnosed with elevated DNA fragmentation of sperm?



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Reg: Jan 30th 2008

Location: Outer London

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Saturday, October 17th 2009, 9:48pm

Hi Sarah,

Sorry its not something I am familar with , would love to be able to point you in some ones direction whom has.

If I should come across some one i will be sure to introduce them to you :smile:


AZOOSPERMIA confirmed 01/2008
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Reconstruction failed 11/09 .
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Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 6:23pm

RE: DNA fragmentation

Hi Sarah,

The implication of finding an elevation in sperm DNA fragmentation is still under discussion and evaluation. Values >30% are statistically associated with a decrease in male fertility, and an increase in miscarriages and premature delivery. However this by no means makes the man infertile nor rules out the possibility of a normal full term pregnancy and normal child. Value down to 15% or less seemed to be associated with good fertility and a normal miscarriage rate. But this does not guarantee that he is fertile nor that there will not be a miscarriage.

So it is only a test and one very much still under evaluation. The results should be assessed in the context of all the other semen parameters, and any relevant female fertility measurements.

Kind regards,


P.S. My apologies for the delay in replying to your post.
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