new to this board and have a few questons

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new to this board and have a few questons
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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 12:43pm

hi, we've been trying to conceive for the past year.

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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 5:01pm
thanks amanda! that's encouraging!
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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 4:58pm

thanks ladies!

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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 11:33am
Hello, I second what the ladies said already. I just wanted to add that my dh has severe oligospermia{low sperm count}, poor motility and morphology. Before we found this out my RE was going through the possible senarios of the way the results may play out. One of them was all his sperm might not be moving and she said that if that found no movement that doesn't mean they are all dead. She said there was some sort of liquid they would drop on the sperm to encourage movement. So you could probably find out more about this from your doctor.

Amanda

Me - (Amanda 27) My dh-- 26 We have been ttc # 1 for 3yrs 5mths My dh has severe oligospermia, Ivf with icsi is our only option. Ivf # 1--- failed Ivf # 2--- failed Ivf # 3-- hopefully in March 2013 at a new clinic!

 

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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 10:02am

I agree with Sarah, you won't know for sure until further testing is done.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 9:53pm
Admittedly only a doctor can give you accurate answers for your specific situation, but here's my humble opinion.
The no movement could mean they are dead or it could simply mean they are not motile due to other issues like poor morphology (as you said only 1% normal). Even if they are all dead, it's hard to tell why or at what point they died in other words he may have dead sperm in his ejaculate but testicular sperm may be live, I wouldn't give up hope yet.
As far as anything to help the situation, there is probably nothing that will miraculously fix his sperm overnight but eating a balanced diet and living a healthy lifestyle (maintaining healthy weight,not smoking, drinking, ect.) can help slightly in many cases.
Lastly, while I think they may be able to find a way to help your situation, there are many ways to build a family- IVF is just one of them. Our family is a combination of adopted and biological children and I'll be the last one to say donor sperm/eggs, surrogacy, or adoption is for everyone but there are various options to consider.
Sarah, 25 *IVF*First Cycle Canceled. Second Cycle Chemical Pregnancy. *Third Cycle Successful 3 weeks hospital for Pre-E. E&E born July 2010 via emergency cesarean at 34 weeks. NICU for a month. Now home & healthy. *FET with embies from cycle 3- BFN