1% morphology - any success stories?
JessieMcJessie · 28/05/2015 09:13
I have had a shock today to be told that DH's sperm only has 1% morphology. On the upside his overall count is 42 million and motility 56% , so those are both above average.
On the one hand everything I read tells me that ICSI may be the only option, yet on the other hand we actualy conceived last month, although I miscarried at 6 weeks.
Can anyone who has been through similar offer any advice? I am 41 so we have not time to lose. DH on the other hand is only 36 so I was really surprised to find out the issue might be him (though I am sure it's a bit of both).
Frank85 · 28/05/2015 13:59
Did you get your sperm analysis done on the NHS? Asking because we had a really bad experience with this,my husbands result came back at 0% normal forms so understandably we were very upset!
He also had very high mobility and volume so also quite confused
I spoke to my gynaecologist and he said this was impossible and then we had the test repeated at a private clinic and the result was 4%which is actually "normal"
I asked how the initial result could have happened and the private clinic said that the NHS dont have the powerful microscopes to often they don't see the normal forms correctly....
If you have a high volume I would maybe think IVF is ok?
JessieMcJessie · 28/05/2015 14:07
hi Frank thanks for replying, I am going crazy here! It was private, as we are actually in Hong Kong, but I have no idea how good the lab was. I guess the first thing to do is repeat it and ask them to do extra checking on the morphology, your story is encouraging. It does sound like it is entirely human- assessed.
The worst thing is that the test was actually done in Feb and went back to my GP ( also private) who said it was "fine". it was only when I went today to start IUI that the consultant pointed out the problem.
Frank85 · 28/05/2015 14:41
We were also told it can vary test to test also, we were told as the mobility and volume was high so it would kind of cancel the other out
Also "normal" means that its a perfect form so perfect tail and head but that doesnt necessarily mean this type fertilises the egg, the other ones may also be able to do the job
The woman who works in the lab was really nice and spoke to us for a while about it, said sometimes you just dont know which one will get the the egg first!
JessieMcJessie · 29/05/2015 06:46
Thanks Frank, how interesting that the lady in the lab was able to talk you through how the percentage was assigned. I am a details freak, not always a good thing, and I have been reading about the types of abnormality so I am interested to know whether all the abnormal ones had the same abnormality and if that tells us anything in particular.
If the clinic was in London could you possiby pm me with the details? (We're moving back to the UK soon).
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