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    Old 11-22-2006, 11:05 AM   #1
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    Low Morphology

    Have been ttc for over a year and just found out dh has morphology of 4% after tests at GP surgery, Doctor says this doesnt mean anything but after checking out loads of web sites I think he is wrong. Waiting for referal to specialist but can anyone enlighten me pse,

     
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    Old 11-22-2006, 11:29 AM   #2
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    Re: Low Morphology

    I'm sorry, what is GP surgery? A normal morphology of 4% is not normal. let me know what the GP is and I will try to help. Any history of varicocele?

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    Old 11-22-2006, 11:34 AM   #3
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    Re: Low Morphology

    i dont want to upset you, but id def talk to a different dr!! morph can definitly affect pregnancy rates, especially if youve been trying to conceive for over a yr!! it doesnt mean its impossible to get preggo, it just may take some more time and little help!! my dh has low morph, and count so we had to go to te big guns (ivf/icsi) is there anything in his diet dh can change?? does he smoke, a lot of caffeine, is he overweight?? does he take a daily vitamin?? lots of zinc and folic acid has helped some!! also, if hes only had an SA done once, he should def get another one, because infection, sickness, and numberous other things can sometimes alter the results.. i dont know if i was any help, but id def talk to someone else, good luck aimee

     
    Old 11-22-2006, 11:42 AM   #4
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    Re: Low Morphology

    I'd think it's always good to talk to an RE about it but I wouldn't freak out yet. My DH has a 4% morphology too but his count and motility were super high so when you take 4% from a super high count and super high motility the actual # of healthy sperm wasn't that bad (just very slightly below normal). My RE didn't think that was an issue for us. So it really depends on what all your DH's numbers are. When we went in for our IUI last month we were told his washed sperm sample was well above average so you never know Good luck!

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    Old 11-22-2006, 11:51 AM   #5
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    Re: Low Morphology

    Am in UK and Gp is local Doctor (General Practicioner) He is referring us to fertility specialist. Just did my hormone test at 21 days which was ok, Sperm count was ok except for morph, He said "dont know what that means. Sure its not a problem though"

     
    Old 11-22-2006, 11:58 AM   #6
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    Oh you have cheered me up if thats a fact. He doesnt smoke. very little caffein but hates fruit and veg, Just takes normal multi vitamin daily. We expect to see fertility specialist after christmas and I expect they will do another test. I just keep hoping we will manage it naturally but morph results really scared me!

     
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    Re: Low Morphology

    Can you tell me what a normal morph, is, No idea about variocele (is that spelling Right} No one mentioned it yet.

     
    Old 11-22-2006, 02:09 PM   #8
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    Re: Low Morphology

    I think with all of the other numbers normal, a normal morphology is 25-35%???? Gee, it's been over a year since our last IF treatment, so I am a little out of the loop. Wow, we were in treatment for so long, you would think that I would remember. Varicocele is like knotting or twisting of the tube that the sperm travel through. It can cause poor morphology/motility.

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    Old 11-22-2006, 02:46 PM   #9
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    Re: Low Morphology

    Not sure if opinions differ but my RE said 13-14% morphology is normal.

     
    Old 11-22-2006, 03:05 PM   #10
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    Re: Low Morphology

    Lahc My Re Said That 12-15% Is Normal Tooo.. I Wouldnt Worry Too Much Bc The Rest Of The Numbers Are Ok, But If You Havent Gotten Pregnant In Over A Yr, It Could Be From That... An Re Will Definitly Be More Thorough And Guide You Better, Its Not A General Practioners Specialty, So I Wouldnt Really Pay What He Said Any Mind!!! Def See A Specialist, All Drs Like To Rpetend They Know Stuff That Isnt Their Specialty, I Learned That!!! Trust Your Re.. And Wait To Hear What He Has To Say.. Good Luck

     
    Old 11-22-2006, 03:45 PM   #11
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    Re: Low Morphology

    Wow.....I was way off!!! Sorry, I put all the men up to a real test....lol. Told ya it had been awhile. Anyway, good luck.

    Amy

     
    Old 11-23-2006, 05:00 PM   #12
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    Re: Low Morphology

    hey,
    my name is Monika.
    I and my husband Daniel received very bad news yesterday - my husband morphology is 0%, but doc said that ICSI is still possible ... can understand how...anybody can help?
    monika

     
    Old 11-24-2006, 04:37 AM   #13
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    Re: Low Morphology

    Hi monika,

    I'm sorry you and your DH got bad news yesterday but I wish you luck with IVF. I haven't had to do this yet but my understanding is that motility and morphology help the sperm swim to and then penetrate the egg. When they don't have both the chances of that happening are very low. With ICSI, after your egg retrieval, your RE will "inject" the sperm straight into your egg so it will fertilize, then place it back inside of you. This takes all the swimming and penetrating out of it so you should have a great chance at this working. Good luck on your next steps.

    Lori

     
    Old 11-24-2006, 08:16 AM   #14
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    Re: Low Morphology

    Hi Lori,
    Thank you for your help.
    The only thing that I am concern about is how the doc can pick a good sperm if the morphology is 0%...doesn't it mean that there is absolutely not even one good single sperm? I thought that when morphology is super low or when it equals zero then there are no chances at all... and the...why would he say that there are chances? to make us happy?...what about genetic material from this "one, good single sperm"? how can you be sure that everything is right? are they performing any genetic tests on the embrios before they place it back inside of you?
    Monika

     
    Old 11-24-2006, 03:27 PM   #15
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    Re: Low Morphology

    Hmmm... I see what you are saying. I'm not exactly sure as I haven't done this yet but I thought the genetic material was still okay inside sperm without good motility/morphology but they just couldn't penetrate the egg very well. Maybe someone on this board has been through this and might know better than me though?

     
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