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Low sperm results - how did you reverse this?

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artylady14 Tue 23-Jun-15 15:59:16

I have just had a set of fertility tests done - HSG (was fine), my Day 21 (got a level of 24.4 so borderline??) and my husbands tests came back with low sperm volume of 1.0ml and low progressive motility of 27% (the other areas were fine).

I am feeling very despondent as I do ovulate late (took this test on day 34 which was my equivalent Day 21) and was hoping that the gynaecologist would give me Clomid now. With my partner's results being low, the Dr wouldn't give me it. He said we have to go back in three months when my husband will have another sperm analysis as sperm takes three months to renew?? I also have yet another Day 21 test to do. I am 40 in a few months and my husband is already 40. I am so upset at treatment being delayed and the problem with my husband. He started a stressful job in January and there isn't much we can do there to change that.

Has anyone else turned around low sperm results and how please? Is there any point in us going to see someone privately in the meantime? Thanks for any help!

princessvikki Tue 23-Jun-15 19:47:19

Brazil nuts! Sounds weird u know, but my husband had the same sort of thing, we were told we had a million to 1 chance of conceiving. It was just chance someone mentioned Brazil nuts to my mum. The contain selenium which really helps.he also did the fertility diet, which is mainly... No processed foods of any kind inclouding things like margarine, only fresh cut meat , nothing cured processed eg sausages. High caffeine, lots of good fat like seeds and stuff. I didn't buy a book or anything I just did lots of googleing and got tips from forums ect
Good luckflowers
it worked in about a month, we now have a beautiful 18month old dd and another due in August. Don't lose hope we were devestated and my hubby was depressed. I also gave up ovulation test ing all together it just adds pressure and stress, and to be honest I dint think they help both my pregnancies work out that I conceived on the 1st couple of days in my cycle, according to the test it should have been day 12-14ish. It's easier said than done but try not to stress out it only makes it harder to conceive. Also enjoy your 'intimate moments' don't time it just for baby making .

princessvikki Tue 23-Jun-15 19:48:21

I hope that made sense I've just read it back and some how my phones got it a bit muddled

Jacksonyellow Tue 23-Jun-15 19:54:03

Sometimes there can be a rogue result which is why they recommended a second test. Then I wouldn't wast time and would move straight to Ivf with Icsi.

artylady14 Tue 23-Jun-15 21:24:59

Thank you both. I was reading about selenium and zinc today. We were both so sad today. My cycle is irregular which makes things more problematic.

princessvikki Tue 23-Jun-15 21:36:46

It's hard because you feel so out of control, at least even just a few lifestyle changes make you feel like your doing something to help. I really belive my dd wouldn't be here without it

artylady14 Tue 23-Jun-15 23:56:52

We have both been taking Pregnacare conception for a long time now and I just checked and it has very high levels of zinc and selenium in the men's tablet so surely he shouldn't be deficient? Were you taking multivitamins too?

princessvikki Wed 24-Jun-15 07:18:15

I was taking folic acid but my hubby wasn't taking anything, I didn't know you can get them for men. I know some vitamins can deteriorate when in tablets rather than food, maybe that's the case with zinc and selenium? I do think being more relaxed about it really helped as well . When you've been trying a while it all gets a bit scientific with all the testing and ovulation days ect. I was obsessed with trying to get perfect timing. I actually think all these ovulation kits should be banned. I'm sure some people would swear by them but they just added pressure for us

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