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Thursday, May 31st 2012, 10:55am

Sample too poor to freeze - Really? Why?? :-(

Morning all!
DP went to give a sample for freezing last week prior to the start of our 1st ICSI cycle.
We know his count is very low (several SA's ranging from 0.3 to 0.5 million), with morphology and motility issues, (they said severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia) but the clinic phoned back a couple of hours later and said they wouldn't be freezing the sample because it wasn't viable.
Why would this be? They knew DP had a low count before he went in for freezing, and it didn't seem like there would be a problem then when the sperm lady (!) was explaining it all. He asked her over the phone what had gone wrong and she said she wouldn't explain it over the telephone. We are not back at the clinic for another 10 days and DP is down in the dumps about what he thinks is a failure sample (and gutted that he was asked to abstain for 5 days prior to the sample and it STILL didn't do much good!!)
Anybody been in a similar situation? What happens next? What if the count is low and the morphology and motility is rubbish? What are the reasons for them not freezing it? Does it have to be a minimum count for freezing? Will freezing them kill the few that are there off when they are defrosted? Lots of questions, sorry!!
TD xx
1st ICSI: Oct 2012
Me: Low AMH (2.12) and high FSH
DP: Oligoasthenoteratospermia
26/10/12 EC: 3 mature eggs, 1 fertilised
29/10/12 ET: Grade 3, 10 cell embie
12/11/12 - BFN :-(




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Thursday, May 31st 2012, 8:04pm

Hi Tinydancer,
I am really sorry this has happened. I think you'll have to wait for your follow up with your clinic for some explanation, as we don't know why they made this decision.
Hope you'll get some answers then.
Take care

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Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 7:55pm


Sorry to hear of your DP's sample. How did the follow up appointment go? My DH sperm was also not suitable for freezing, I have had EC today he has had his sperm extracted via an incision and now will wait for the results tomorrow.

Good luck. Ameta......x

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