I’m glad I found this forum as I’ve been searching for a good one. You all seem to be very active and supportive. I can’t wait to start interacting with all of you! Here is my story so far:
My husband (25) and I (26) have been trying to conceive for 9 months now. Back in December, my doctor ordered my husband to have a semen analysis and the results were, unfortunately, not very good:
[B]Semen Volume: [/B]3.4ml
[B]Sperm Quantity:[/B] 10.9ml
[B]Motile Sperm/Ejaculate: [/B]20.7 (x10^6)
[B]Normal Oval:[/B] 4.5%
When he called with the results he requested we have a 2nd analysis done, just to be sure. My husband and I decided to wait a couple of months before having him re-tested. Starting January 4th he started taking “FertilAid for Men” and “Vitacost L-Arginine HCl & L-Ornithine” (Each 3-capsule serving provides 1,250 mg of L-arginine and 750 mg of L-ornithine). He also started wearing looser pants and switched from boxer briefs to regular boxers. Additionally, he began eating a handful of Goji berries every day. My husband was re-tested on March 12th (66 days later) and these were his new results:
[B]Semen Volume:[/B] 4.2ml
[B]Sperm Quantity:[/B] 21.9ml
[B]Motile Sperm/Ejaculate:[/B] 28.6 (x10^6)
[B]Normal Oval:[/B] 7.5%
Besides the motility going down by quite a bit everything else got better. Could it be that the changes he’s doing and the supplements he’s taking are increasing his overall “sperm grade” or do results usually fluctuate like this?
My husband exercises regularly (3-4 times a week), eats very healthy, he doesn’t smoke, drink or do drugs. He’s a healthy weight for his height and has never had any injuries that would explain infertility issues. The only thing that I can think of that could have caused his poor sperm health is that ever since he was 14 he has been a fan of “skinny jeans”. I’m talking tight jeans. As he’s gotten older they got a bit looser but they were still “skinny jeans”. In fact, the brand of jeans he always wore were “Levi’s Super Skinny Jeans”! It wasn’t until January that he switched to wearing “appropriate” fitting jeans. Oh! One more thing that I recently read that could be contributing to our infertility issues is that he regularly eats canned tuna. It’s probably his “go-to” lunch choice.
Is our first option going to be IUI or will our fertility doctor prescribe things my husband can do or take that’ll help increase his “sperm grade”? Any thoughts or advise is welcomed and appreciated. Thank you all so much!