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08/05/2013 at 22:55
This is my first post and we are in need of some advice. After 18 months of trying my partner and I went to the doctors to ask for some advice. My partners job involves him working away alot and for over a year we both just assumed we hadnt fallen pregnant because we were simply missing the right time each month. We were also concious not to put any pressure on ourselves and simply see what happened so although I kept a diary of my periods, we didnt get stressed with ovualtion dates etc.
After 18 months I had a day 21 test and it came back as 3.2 and my doctor bluntly told me I wasn't ovulating.Next test was 40.3 and he said that was ok. I am now waiting for my third test next week, but again I have had no explanation of the results or the next steps for me.
Meanwhile my partner went for his first sperm analysis and today we were told (again bluntly with no explanation from the doctor) that no sperm was found in the sample. We have been told he can have a second test in 10 weeks. For now, we have no idea what the result means. No sperm found, does that mean just that day? forever? Is it something lifestyle changes (drink, type of boxers?) can change or is it something more permanent?
We are confused and upset and could really do with some advice.
Neither of us have children already, I am mid twenties and my partner is mid forties.
09/05/2013 at 11:32
I'm so sorry to hear you are finding it hard to conceive and even more sorry that your doctor is not explaining the results fully to you.
I don't think I can help with explaining results, but have heard ladies on here say that they don't ovulate every month, which may explain your results and I think clomid is usually prescribed to boost ovulation. As for hubs result, try not to worry too much, have the 2nd test incase there was a problem with the first sample ( I know it's impossible not to worry) As for the doctor... Is there another doctor you could make an appointment with to discuss the results with to have them explained properly.
i found my gp very helpful and supportive but I knew he was like that so I have refused to see any of the other doctors in my surgery.
i have been ttc for nearly 3 years now. We went through all the nhs tests being told everything was ok, but eventually we had had enough and paid to go to a private clinc, there I found out I I have low ovarian reserve at the age of 32!!
theres a few of us ladies who have been ttc for a while over on the 'sun, sea and bfp' thread, the ladies are a great support xx
09/05/2013 at 14:18
hey katy i think i may br able to help a little x
i have similar problems been ttc for 2 years wasnt ov for 2 yrs after having my son but docs done nothing for me, i went for day 21 bloods done for montha before i was sent for a laporoscopy to determine if there was anuthig wrong internaly which showrd i have one blocked tube, hubby got 2 tests done as first sample was low at 14million soerm, to even be average u need to have over 20milion, ur man could increasr it by no smoking drinking loose boxers not too hot showers and vitimins with zinc to try improve it x
ov results are anything above 30 is slhowing ur bodys tryinf to ov but im sure it needs to be above 40 for actual strong ovulation, i had to fight but eventalu was put on clomid and that finaly got me ovulating again but still not pregnant! i think my blocked tube and hubbys lack of swimmers are the issue x
really hope the doc gelps u and if u need to talk im here x gd luck!xx
09/05/2013 at 16:05
Hello Katy, I encourage you not to panic! Now lots of woman do not ovulate every month and if you need to go the fertility assistance route they take control of your cycles anyway now your husband, that's a little more complicated. No sperm is called Azoospermia. Now just because he had no sperm in his sample does not mean he has no sperm, I speak from experience due to my husband. we tried for years, I came off the pill June 2005. my husbands first semen analysis showed 12 sperm, when 12 million can be considered low! His second analysis showed 1 single sperm and 2 immobile. Absolutely devastating. He was refered to an andrologis( fancy urologist) who ran numerous blood tests, needed to rule out if he had had mumps as a child which perhaps could cause the problem, he had not.
09/05/2013 at 16:14
Carrying on here as couldn't above!
He had a procedure called PESA where they make an incision into the testicle through the scrotum and go looking for sperm. Well he had plenty, it's just that they weren't getting through! They collected 4 ampules full and put them on ice.
Now yes your husband can take vitamins change his lifestyle etc but to have no sperm probably means there is other problems. But I am no dr.
I would like to add I am currently holding my 5 month old son after getting pregnant withIVF/ICSI the first time.
Not sure where you live but I had my cycle at Bourne hall in Cambridge.
In relation to the dr, they can be real axxholes and I can say that as a nurse working with them! Ask if any of the drs specialise in fertility as some drs have interests and are therefore more helpful. Go back to your dr and you will be refered on for further tests. Any questions please ask all the best.
09/05/2013 at 16:17
Just wanted to add you may want to go into the LTTTC foruAstor IVF forum as the ladies there are invaluable and have lots of answers amay have all been in similar boats.
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