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Sperm DNA fragmentation

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twinkledag Tue 12-Jun-18 10:30:37

Anyone had any success in lowering levels of sperm dna fragmentation?

Cariad2017 Wed 13-Jun-18 09:05:13

Twinkle - I’ll need to come back to you on this. DH has taken a course of antibiotics in the hope of improving his results (as analysis suggested that the higher than average levels of fragmentation could have been caused by an infection). He gets the results of the subsequent SA next Friday.

We’re seeing Dr Jonathan Ramsay in London for MFI, and so far he’s been excellent.

hoping2018 Wed 13-Jun-18 13:02:51

Hi @twinkledag , no luck lowering but we did surgical sperm retrieval on our second cycle to try and overcome the dna problem and it seemed to make all the difference. (Fingers crossed)

Cycle 1 we got no good quality blasts on day 5, cycle 2 with sperm retrieval I am 6+6 pregnant and awaiting scan on Monday and have two Frosties too. Cost almost £2000 but so worth the money!

twinkledag Wed 13-Jun-18 13:07:38

Thanks both and congrats @hoping2018!

We got 5 blasts last time but ended up with a MC and a BFN. So wondering what the problem is. DH's fragmentation was just over 20 which isn't even that bad sad

hoping2018 Wed 13-Jun-18 13:34:47

Hi @twinkledag my husbands was only 19.8! I was surprised they agreed to do the SST!

twinkledag Wed 13-Jun-18 13:50:50

That's interesting - thanks hoping. Which clinic are you with?

hoping2018 Wed 13-Jun-18 14:07:50

Bath fertility clinic.

I read a few papers before hand - no massive data on it but small studies there are show SST helps.

twinkledag Wed 13-Jun-18 17:02:43

Fab - thanks thanks

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