how low is 'low sperm count'

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Registered: 03-02-2011
how low is 'low sperm count'
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Tue, 04-12-2011 - 10:13pm

Hi Everyone,

I really hope you all can help....

Well i had a repeat RE appointment today to get all my results. I have a FSH of 6.2 after the clomid challenge which i was told was pretty good! And everything else came back normal.So i am very pleased...it's all systems go for a injectable drug IUI cycle. The only fly in our ointment was that DH sperm count was 13 and she said they like it to be over 20. She did say that one thing they could do, was do the IUI with 2 collections....i'd really appreciate anyones input on this as i'm worried that we're setting ourselves up for failure. Also has anyone any tips on improving his sperm count???

Thanks heaps,

Lots and lots of baby dust to all xxx

Traceyx

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Registered: 03-01-2010
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 11:57pm

Yes,

 
 
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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 12:29am

Thanks LaRae,

We did get pregnant after only trying for 4 months ( we m/c) and me only having one tube so i'm kinda hoping that it's maybe a one off low count for some reason. Our RE took some blood from him today to check his hormones to see if there's something amiss there. If that checks out ok, she's prescribed Clomid 50mg a day...and i bought some fertility blend! I'm staying positive but i know he's a bit shocked by it.....

Yes, i'm really pleased with the FSH number..my doc compared it to a 25yr olds!!! yipeeeee ....I agree though that you shouldn't worry to much about yours. Never say never i say...not until the fat lady sings!!!!....

I see you've been married almost 7 months...i've been married just over 5. So we're newly weds!! It's hard being a newly wed and going through this...i just feel so rushed because of my age and i hate it! I don't feel 40

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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 11:05pm

Isn't that so upsetting?? To get pregnant so easy the first time, lose it, and then it take years to get the next one?! We got pg after just 2 months only to lose it and now it's been over a year and still no BFP.

 
 
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