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  • "Fingerscrossed2010" started this thread
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Friday, July 16th 2010, 2:24pm

Low Count - Clomid??

Hi There

I am new to FZ but been lurking for a while now.

Just after some advise really. My other half recently had his SA done and is really low at 4.7!! ;(

We have been referred to fertility/gyno testing at my local hospital but was wondering has anybody been prescribed Clomid for a male factor count this low? And do they offer this every time? ?(

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Saturday, July 17th 2010, 8:30am

Hi and welcome

I hope you like it on here, we have very friendly and supportive members that are sure to make your TTC journey that little bit easier, I hope you feel right at home with us all soon.

Clomid blocks the estrogen receptors in the brain and causes increased production of the pituitary hormones FSH and LH. In the male, this can cause increased testosterone production. The theory, therefore, is that with increased testosterone production, as well as increased FSH and LH, sperm quality should improve. However, the use of clomiphene in the male in well-controlled studies has shown very controversial data. Clomiphene should not be used in place of a thorough evaluation of the male including hormone testing, semen analysis, and tests of sperm function. Paul has put some detailed information in this thread

Has your SO taken clomid or similar?

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