Good morning all, I posted this on another fertility site and didn’t get any responses, so I’m hoping I might get some people that are able to help, here.
This is my first posting and I’m, frankly, freaking out a bit, so please pardon me if this seems rambling. A brief background: my wife and I have been together for 8 years. We’ve always wanted to have kids and decided we were ready to begin trying get pregnant last year. My wife is in her early 30s and I’m in my mid-40s.
After a year of TTC, with no results, I went in to have a semen analysis; we got the results, below, the day before yesterday and they seem pretty bad to me. We’re scheduled to go into see a urologist that specializes in fertility in a couple of weeks.
To say that I’m feeling horrible that I am the reason we can’t conceive, is an understatement. My wife, to her absolute credit, is being completely supportive; however, I know this was like a kick in the gut for her as well.
I know we’re going to be talking to a doctor in the next couple of weeks, but I’m wondering if some of you, here, that have more experience than I, can help decipher just how bad this is. I know those three zeros aren’t good. However, concentration and motile sperm count? I’m not completely certain what that means, or for that matter the two comments about centrifuging.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Not sure what our choices are in this situation and we are not in a position that will allow us to spend thousands of dollars on this. (She’s currently in grad school.) So if we’re looking a large amount of $$$ that’s going to be required, we’re going to have to wait a couple of years.
Finally, does anyone know of a support group in Southeast Michigan for couples going through this? It would be nice to chat with some guys that are going through this as I sincerely feel I’ve kind of let her down, and that’s killing me.
I guess that’s it. Thank you in advance for any assistance, thoughts, suggestions, or general comments.
Semen Volume 2.8
Semen Color Translucent
Semen pH 7.6
Semen Viscosity Normal
Semen Liquefaction Complete
Sperm Motility 1 Hour 0
Sperm Forward Progression 0
Sperm Speed Of Progression 0
Sperm Agglutination None
Sperm Concentration <0.1
Motile Sperm Count <0.1
sample centrifuged and pellet had 2 sperm/ 20 fields with 30% motility
Round Cells 2
Semen Epithelial Cells 0
Other Contaminants Debris
Percent Normal Morphology not done
Sperm Mar Results-IgG not done
Semen Analysis Comments yes
sample centrifuged and pellet had 2 sperm/ 20 fields with 30% motility;
viability, morphology, and sperm mar not done due to low count/TMS