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Emily324 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:13:09

Hi All

Me and my husband have been trying for 3 years now. I am in late 20s and he is early 30s. I got myself checked and all is ok. however his sperm count is low. The first time it was 2 million and the second it was 6 million. We have been told by a private clinic we need ICSI. We did have a NHS referral in april but that has been delayed due to the virus

is it possible to increase his sperm ? he is on wellman vitamins and does exercise. it is very worrying as we have been trying for so long

thanks

physicskate Sun 26-Apr-20 15:01:53

No cycling, no baths, no caffeine, no alcohol. Any improvements wouldn't be seen until at least three months afterwards.

With a count that low, he may not see huge improvements.

He might seek a referral to a urologist. But icsi might still be your best bet.

Emily324 Mon 27-Apr-20 10:07:48

Hello

Thank you for the reply

he has been working on improving it for over 3 months now, he wants a repeat test but everything is closed now

Is there anything else that he should be taking to improve them? has anyone else fell pregnant with low sperm?

Thank you all

twinkledag Mon 27-Apr-20 13:26:55

Is he on any supplements? He needs selenium, zinc, high grade vitamin e and c.

How is his diet? 10 portions of fruit and veg a day - a smoothie is good for this.

Nuts like Brazil nuts are good for sperm.

Emily324 Mon 27-Apr-20 14:57:46

Hi

Thanks for the reply. He is taking Wellman Vitabiotics Conception which are pack of 30. They are taken daily for a month. He is on Pack 3

He tries to have at least 2 fruit daily, but his diet could be better as goes for the easy option of food. He used to go gym but since lockdown we try and do daily walks together. He is a bit on the overweight side. I do have him on nuts that he eats whilst he is working

Viletta Wed 29-Apr-20 10:35:23

Hi there, I'd suggest seeing a male fertility urologist who would be able to advice why your partner has low sperm count and how to fix it before jumping to IVF. We went to Mr Ramsay.

twinkledag Wed 29-Apr-20 21:22:18

We saw him too. Lovely guy.

Emily324 Fri 01-May-20 09:10:06

Thanks for the replies

I have looked at Mr Ramsay's website and is seems good. We will get in contact with him

Did he manage to help your partners ?

Thanks

Jacky83 Fri 01-May-20 09:45:28

My husband also has a very low sperm count. During our IVF consultation we asked if there was anything we could do to improve the situation.

Our consultant suggested Impryl. He said there were no guarantees it would help but it wouldn't do any harm either. Husband has been on it for a month. We figured we may as well give it a try.

It's not cheap but it is cheaper than IVF and at the moment it is the only thing we can do.

Husband has also adjusted his diet a bit. He argued that he ate healthily but when we thought about it we realised he eats an awful lot of protein meaning his diet wasn't balanced. He's a gym bunny so was taking daily protein shakes. He's cut out the shakes and reduced his protein. No idea if it matters but at least we feel like we're doing something!

Narwhal88 Sat 02-May-20 14:47:27

We are in the same boat. First SA in February showed 2 million/ml count. Meant to be having a second SA this month but everything on hold. My DH has been taking 2 x omega 3 fish oil caps, D aspartic acid, maca root and wellman conception. He also tries to keep his balls cooler, sometimes cooling them with an ice pack (apparently it's meant to help...), increased fruit and veg intake and exercise to lose weight. Finding it hard to do everything as he hates nuts and will not eat them. Walnuts are meant to be really good.
I have looked into Dr Ramsey as well but worried about spending loads of money out straight away as we aren't exactly rolling in it! If I knew it would definitely help then we would but not sure what he could actually do? If he helped any of you would you mind sharing how exactly?

RonRon1 Mon 04-May-20 20:49:26

Hi @Emily324 and everyone else. Just wanted to reply to ur message. We are similar ages. My husband too has incredibly low sperm count, like almost nothing (over a year of collecting we only had 8 straws for treatment) and the ones that were there were not great quality / mobility. We had ICSI. We still managed to create an A grade blastocyst !! Unfortunately it didn’t implant but round two starting soon!

2 million is low but it’s plenty for ICSI/IVF . I have done a lot of research and over the last two years spent a lot of money for us both on different things people suggest. Then my mother in law said COD liver oil is meant to work wonders so he is currently on that and really hoping there is an improvement. Vitamin C too! Also don’t know if u have seen Game Changer but a plant based diet is meant to improve sperm quality too!

All the best for ur journey! X

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