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    nad2011 posted:
    husband has low sperm count, did anyone use preseed and softcups and got pregnant? please help
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    David K Walmer, MD, PhD responded:
    If you are talking about placing the ejaculate into a softcup and then placing it on the cervix, this is not an unreasonable way to increase the sperm count. A low sperm count alone can be improved by either placing the entire ejaculate on or into the cervix or by doing an intrauterine insemination. It may be a little challenging to get the entire ejaculate in the softcup up the vagina onto the cervix. There is another cup that is available which allows you to place the cup on the cervix 1st and then inject the ejaculate through a tube and onto the cervix. I don't know if it is available without working with your physician. If you don't have success within a few months it is probably a good idea to consult your gynecologist or reproductive endocrinologist anyway. Infertility testing may not identify all problems & it is worth knowing the entire menu of options as well as variables that may make you willing to be patient or move through your options more quickly. Sometimes a low sperm count might also be associated with a functional problem with sperm. Good luck!


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