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Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 11:33pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

Any chance of a natural PG after a failed vasectomy reversal?

Hi, I also am surprised to see this post pop-up after such a long time. Congratulations to you both. Clearly he has been leaking sperm out from time to time since his reversal, and on this occasion there were enough sperm of good enough quality, and you love making coincided with your best ever cycle, and that's all it takes. Most pregnancies I feel do tend to happen when couples "aren't trying". Often the "trying" only servces to reduce the odds. Even if the timing is the correct timing (and of...

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 7:42pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Hi to you SS, Nice to hear from you. I am glad to hear that your Ph.D. studies are progressing - it is very difficult to maintain a major research project when you have to also work full time to earn your living. But it sounds like you are further along your doctoral research route than I am. I am still in the planning stage of my doctorate, and surprisingly it is not in fertility, as all of my previous research has been, including my M.Phil. I am planning on exploring the role of psychological ...

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 7:25pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

Orchitis and fertility screen

Quoted from "Stu1q" I assume I am in the right place? couple of years ttc in dec 2011. As part of this I went for a semen analysis at our clinic. 15mil per ml - 6ml total sample - 47% motile - 6% strict morphology- 1-2 progression - 75% mar Igg tails mar count showing an immune problem. Problem was the sample I provided was dark brown. No mention of this was made in the results. Good news my wife had near perfect numbers so we were told our best chance was ivf with icsi due to male subfertility...

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 6:06pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "leniwhite" My DH had a semen analysis which gave the following results: count = 218 per ml total motility - 48% nucleated cells - 16.0 esterase test = <70 I've not been able to find a single other sperm count that high, or anything about nucleated cells either, plus there's no morphology test and esterase results don't seem to be listed that way anywhere I could find either... the GP told my DH he thinks they need to retest as it's all abnormal, but we're supposed to go back to the...

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 5:51pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "louimum" hi everyone im a newbie on this site so hellllo!!!!! a quick run down of me ......31 hubby 32, i have 10yr old (previous relationship) we have been ttc for 3years just before xmas we found out our problem is male factor, ive since had clear hsg and ultrasound etc. we are awaiting hubbys second sa results, ive banned hot baths and caffine, got him on loads of vits (vitc, zinc, macca, vit e etc etc) but i just wanted to post the 1st results and see if anyone can shed some li...

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 5:32pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "wantabubba" My husband (31) and I (31) had only failed cycle of icsi privately, we managed to fertilise all 14 eggs of which 5 made it, all excellent grade. We had 2 put back and 3 frozen. Unfortnately the 2 never implanted and the others didnt survive the thawing process, which the drs just put down to'bad luck'. Now through the nhs my hubby just had ssr and the dr called to tell us that there was no sperm found in the tubes, though he said he had sent a sample / biopsy away to th...

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 10:40pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Leo Lady" Unfortunately my DH's sperm count is zero, he has high FSH levels & had an Orchidopexy when he was a young boy - hence why the consultants have warned us that there is very little chance of improving production (don't think he even produces sperm) or finding any. The biopsy was explained to us & it sounds like quite a major procedure - 10 days off work, obviously sore, chance of infection (as with all procedures), chance of hematoma etc etc. We are just weighing up the op...

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 10:10pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "ellie1" hi, we have 1 son aged 2.5yrs, we concevied him naturally and first time of trying. We are having difficulity conceiving number 2. We have both been checked and my husband appears to have highly viscous semen and grade b motility, he has a count of 80mil per ml. He is taking a vitiam supplement, is there anything else we can do??? Hope to hear soon. Ellie1 Hi Ellie, As has been said your husband is a fertile man with fertile sperm. Many men have overly viscous semen which m...

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 8:45pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Gingerbean" Unfortunately we have been refused NHS treatment so far to have the PGD done because of my low AMH. Have you ever heard of anyone having eggs frozen ie more than one cyvle to make sure that there are enough eggs to begin with and then having PGD. Also do you have any other advice as to where we should go from here? Hi again, "Unfortunately we have been refused ....low AMH." - I am sorry about NHS attitudes, this is so wrong. There should be no right to ban you from trea...

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 7:17pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Raven9000" Count: Density: 175 x 10^6 / ml Total count: 875 x 10^6 Total motility: 57% grade a (quick): 7% grade b (slow): 45% grade c (non progressive): 5% grade d(live non-motile): 16% velocity of the grade a population: 42um/sec "necrosized" (translating from spanish sorry if it's the wrong word!): 27% vitality: 73% Kruger morphology: Normal: 9% Head anomalies: 59% piriform: 7% amorphous ligament: 48% amorph. Sev 1: 2% amorph. Sev 2: 2% Head-tail anomalies: 10% Head-intermediate...

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 6:56pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "orchid11" (1) Low morphology only 2%, his high sperm concentration 79 million/ml meant that 2% of this was actually more than adequate to conceive. S.A. Results: Volume: 4.3 ml ref range - Motility: Progressive: 3) Poor 7% Progressive:4) Good 53% Progressive Motility: 60% (>32%) Sperm Concentration: 79 million/ml (>15million/ml) - Total Sperm Numbers: 340 million (>39million/ml) Morphology: 2% normal ( 4% normal) LOW (2) We started ttc December 2010, after I came off bc (Loestrin 2...

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 6:26pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Gingerbean" I posted quite a while ago on here when my husband was first diagnosed with a low sperm count. His count is very low but he has 4 MERG samples stored successfully now. We went to see the consultant to complete the consent for ICSI when the consultant noticed our genetic results which had been there months and not discussed with us. We were devastated to hear that my husband has a complex chromosome rearrangement involving chromosomes 3,6 and 22. We have not been offered...

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 4:55pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "SSne3" Hi Paul, (1) Following two failed ICSIs, we have just received the results of DH's sperm DNA fragmentation test. It's not good. The result is that he has 70% fragmentation...BTW, he also has extremely low motility (at around 7%) and low morphology at around 4%. His numbers are normal. We have normal fertilisation with ICSI and our embryos always look good up until day three, when they start to slow down. (2) The consultant at Care did not seem overly concerned, however, and ...

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 11:50pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Hi from me, I am aware that there are a couple of your outstanding post needing replies, and I apologise for not getting back to you before now. I have been having a difficult and very busy time working. I am will my family in London for the next three days, and am working late on Tuesday evening but after this I will set to and deal with these. Although I have not had the opportunity to reply to your posts, I have not just ignored these and have been done some reading around recent journals for...

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 10:50pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

Can anyone help me with an AMH and chemotherapy question?

Quoted from "Sandy33" I have just completed 8 rounds of chemotherapy for breast cancer and am 33 years old. Egg harvesting prior to starting chemo wasn't possible as it would have delayed the start of treatment and my tumour was fed by oestrogen.... told I could have an ovarian scan and AMH test. After chemo I spoke to the clinic and explained that I was having menopausal symptoms (ie no periods, hot flushes) which is very, very common after chemo - but the majority of people's periods and fert...

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:38am

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Roniver" Can anyone give me advice on how to improve viscous sperm? We have had 1 failed Ivf attempt and were told that Dh sperm was viscous but after they did whatever they do it was good quality and was suitable for IVF rather than ICSI. Out of 11 eggs 9 fertilised. Just wondering if we should do anything to help for out next attempt? Hi to you. Some men do seem to have semen that liquifies normally but remains viscous rather than becoming water-like runny. I have never seen any ...

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:27am

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Beanie5" Because my DH's sperm anaylsis is not good, low count, motility etc... does this mean that the Fragmentation and FISH tests will automatically be bad, as a high % of his sperm is not good, or do they look at the good sperms? The reason I ask is because when they do ICSI they always look to select the good looking sperms, so does that not overcome the issue of fragmantation issues?? I'm worried that the results will look bad so my DH will then want to go for donor sperm whe...

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:04am

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "CarrieB" I and my partner have been ttc after a miscarriage for about 10 months now with no luck. He ha got an history of very low sperm count(prevous partner ) but can't remember exactly how low. We are thinking about ivf or icsi but i would like to know which of the 2 could be more effective in cases of low sperm count As has been said above ICSI is the method of choice where the sperm count (and/or quality) is particularly low. There needs to be a reasonable number of good motil...

Monday, October 10th 2011, 1:26pm

Author: Paul Entwistle

MALE FACTOR CHATTER

Quoted from "Demon1x" So much for chilling.. another month and a another BFN... DW's period on way, both gutted , disappointment and frustration is getting to both of us. Success must occur at some point ? - DW is on clomid and now happily ovulates - my sperm is not perfect but does the job (according to the stats), 2 more months of clomid and ttc naturally. Does anyone know - how long a consultant - generally will give a couple to conceive naturally when the female partner is on clomid? we're ...

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 1:17am

Author: Paul Entwistle

LIFE IN THE LAB - FOR ALL OF YOUR SPERM QUESTIONS

Quoted from "Demon1x" will try 1 day abstinence for final test and see what occurs. Does a higher concentration = a better chance of conceiving if other Semen params are ok? - I am more interested in TTC than the stats from an SA!! Yes I believe it does. I feel that there is an optimum semen volume which makes the most of the sperm in the sample, and this is probably between 2ml and 3.5ml. Too low a volume means there is insufficient contact between the semen and the cervix. Also the environmen...




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