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    i just rang and got my hubbys semen analysis results from the nurse over the phone who cannot give me any more details but the following:

    sperm count 36 million per mil
    motitlity 11%
    velosity 34%
    abnormalities 100%



    i am sitting her crying and i dont know what to do. has anyone else had 100% abnormal before? i am so scared....

    i thought i was the only problem and that we can fix that. omg someone please help me

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    :hugs: OOOH love!!!

    It might not be as bad as you are thinking>
    I dont know much about it at all, I hope someone can help with your question... Dont worry until Dh has spoken to them & got all the facts & answers!
    You have youth on your sides & I am sure you'll be pregnant soon...
    Try not to worry til you have spoken to Dr's etc!!!

    Let us know how you go precious!!!!

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    We went for nearly 2 years thinking my dh had sperm problems. It wasn't until I changed to a new gyno that he requested dh have another test. This one came back perfectly normal!!! I would talk to your doctor & request another test before you upset yourself anymore.

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    this is his 3rd test. I didnt know how bad the others were, they said it was ok,

    last 2 times abnormality was 96%, this time was 100%.

    i have been crying all afternoon. My gp has said we are going to find it virtually impossible to fall pregnant "the old fashioned way".

    he has reffered us to a specialist to perform AIH. artifical insemination with Dales sperm and hope it can swim the short distance in my uterus.

    the earliest appointment i could get was 19th april ](*,)

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    Darlin' That's not all that far away (even though I know you will think it is)
    Your a funky Modern couple, of course your not gonna make the bubba the old fashioned way....
    Whatever way works to reach the end result is what is important, not how it gets there!

    Please try to look at things positively, coz getting all upset about it, really wont help....

    Please try to stay positive.... Who knows between now & then a mircale might happen... Maybe have fun & enjoy yourselves together before worrying about how far away the appt is...
    Just look forward to the Melb meet & then it's not long after that!!!!

    OOOh, I wish I could say something that would cheer you up!!!

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    Danni

    Where did you get the test done? My DH had his done at Monash Reproductive Pathology (who adhere to WHO standards) and is also booked in to see Dr Robert MacLachlan (andrologist) who works out of Epworth, apparently they can do ultrasound on the testicles to check things out further. Did your DH provide his sample at the clinic you use? My DH did this last time and got a slightly higher count but still had (?%)abnormalities. So they can vary a bit from test to test, but it is worth getting him checked out with an andrologist which they may even suggest to you.

    How awful telling you on the phone. My gynea wouldn't tell me without DH with me in his office. They said for legal reasons DH had to be there as the results were his not mine. I agree wait to get back to the doctor with your DH before you lose all hope.

    I also agree with Barley1, nothing wrong with getting pregnant the new fashioned way as my gynea calls it. Many girls on the forum can testify to that.

    Sending you a huge hug, I cried for weeks when I first found out about my DH.

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    ok, we have been seeing the fertility specialists at the royal womens hospital and the andrology unit down there has been doing all his semen tests.

    the first two times he did the test at home, and the last time he did it there. We were hoping the test there worked out better, but it was in fact the worse one yet.

    i am so stupid for cancelling my private health insurance last year.
    ](*,)

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    At least you are seeing a good specialist.

    Dont stress about health insurance.

    Also did they tell you that the quality of sperm can vary from test to test? It might not be 100% abnormal next time.

    Wish I could make it better for you hun, I do know what you are going through though and it's an awful shock.

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    yeh they did say it can differ from time to time. last two times were different from each other with the count and motility but the abnormal was the same.

    this time everything is worse.....the funny thing is i expected it to be really good cos he has been taking the vitamins since the last test.

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    Oh hun ... I'm so sorry to hear your news. I do know how devestating it is to expect that it's just one person with the problem ... only to find out that it's both.

    I hope the AIH is successful for you My private insurance won't kick in by my first IVF appt either, but I think you'll probably get more back from your medicare safety net than you will from your private health anyway.

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    i hope medicare can save us a lot..... [-o<

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    Dannie, big hugs for you & DH.
    Time is flying by at the moment, I'm sure your appointment will come really quick, also, I found that once in the system it goes pretty quickly.

    We do not have PHI & find the costs ok, the lower Medicare threshold last year was a gem, but we have already made it this year as well.
    We didn't have to pay that much more than if we did have PHI.

    Good luck

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    Hi Dannie
    My DH is 50 and has had 4 sperm tests in the last six months. It's been so bad we have had to go on IVF and have the sperm injected into the egg.

    But what we didn't know when we started out is that sperm take 70 days to grow.

    My DH took a lot of really hot baths last winter and his sperm results were much worse than Dale's when he had his first test in October. We immediately banned him from baths and 70 days later his results were much improved. Count back 70 days from the test and see if Dale was sick. Any fever, overheating or emotional upset? Maybe he went on a long bike ride or jumped in a sauna? Things like that can upset the taddies in some men and give really variable results.

    You both really do have time on your side. Waiting until 17 April will give the taddies more time to recover and replenish if there was some weirdness. So see it as a benefit rather than a negative if you can. I know how hard it is to be patient - believe me coz I'm 39 and rapidly running out of time!

    Did you also know that 15% normal morpohology is considered average. My DH got 13% in his most recent test after taking special care not to overheat the little fellas.

    On the PHI side of things. It would be a good idea to maybe get yourself some basic obstetrics hospital cover for the eventual birth of your child, but I wouldn't bother with PHI that covers IVF. I just have basic hospital with obstetrics ($42.90 per month is steep enough). I definitely don't have IVF cover and I still got money back on my hospital cover from my PHI when I had IVF. In fact it would have cost me an extra $216 dollars per year for the extra cover and I would have only got an extra $85 bucks back per IVF treatment - but they don't tell you little things like that when you buy PHI.

    Medicare has a safety net for out of hospital costs (and most infertility treatment can be done out of hospital). If you find yourself going down that path you and Dale's should register as a family on the medicare website. Keep all your reciepts you will be surprised how much is covered by medicare these days.

    best wishes

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    Just read your post Kar about the abnormalities, thanks for the info. You made me realise that I picked up on the wrong % numbers with DH's last test. I thought they said my DH had 85% abnormalities but I do remember them saying something about when it is greater than this amount its abnormal (which his is). In any instance it's hard to take in all this info when at the doctors and when you are upset like we were when we found out about my DH, so now I don't remember what the exact number is D'oh!

    These discussions are great for getting more understanding of what's going on, for me anyway.

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