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100% abnormal morphology
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hope1980 posted:
Hello,
We have been trying to have a baby for over a year and we found out that i have elevated prolactin( for which i just started taking 2.5mg of bromocriptine). my husband has normal count and motility however his morphology was 100% abnormal. Is there any hope for us to try naturally or do we have to go the IVF/ICSI route?
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amyaalc responded:
Lifestyle adjustments and starting a fertility blended vitamin like FertilAid for Men can help improve that morphology. It will take 2-3 months to see improvements but natural conception is possible.

You can not make a male factor diagnosis off of a single semen analysis. Too much variation from test-to-test and from one lab tech to the next. He should have a minimum of 2 semen analyses before getting concerned with that morphology. A visit to a male factor trained urologist should also be done to check for reasons behind the low morphology. The urologist will also evaluate the type of morphological defects to see if they can be linked to certain causes.


Amy Perkins, MS, TS (ABB)
Laboratory Supervisor
Arizona Andrology Laboratory & Cryobank
International Center for Vasectomy Reversal
 
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amyaalc replied to amyaalc's response:
Sperm-Healthy Lifestyle

1. No heat to the scrotum and groin areas. Heat causes damage to the sperm cells so stay away from hot tubs, saunas, Jacuzzis or soaking in baths above body temperature.
2. Stay well hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. Caffeine is okay in moderation.
3. Eat a well balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Red meat and fish should be consumed regularly.
4. Regular ejaculations, every 24-48 hours, to keep the system revved up.
5. Avoid testosterone replacements and all male hormone/androgen supplements. These can drastically reduce or even zero-out sperm counts.
6. Absolutely no tobacco in any form. Tobacco use causes DNA damage to sperm cells that leads to lower pregnancy rates, increased incidence of miscarriage and birth defects. This holds true for marijuana and other recreational drugs.
7. Alcohol in moderation. Excess drinking is associated with significant sperm toxicity.
8. Maintain a healthy BMI level. Excess fat tissue results in increased estrogen and lowered testosterone.
9. Avoid cells phones in pants pockets or belt clip attachments. Do not place laptop, tablets or other computer devices directly on lap.

When it comes to supplements more does not always equal better so please follow the dosages below. If you are not a fan of taking all these individually we would recommend purchasing a male fertility blend vitamin such as FertilAid for Men, Fertility Blend for Men, Conception XR or other blended multivitamins containing a majority of these ingredients such as GNC's B-Complex 75 Complete (as low as $9.59/month) with the addition of the missing items. Fertility Boost for Men can also be added to help improve sperm motility and forward progression.

Always consult your primary care provider before starting any supplements.

Vitamin/Anti-oxidant Dosage Benefits

B Complex Once daily DNA
Vitamin C 500 mg daily Count, motility and morphology
Vitamin D 400 IU daily Improves sperm quality
Vitamin E 400 IU daily Motility, viability and morphology
Coenzyme Q10 200 mg daily Motility and forward progression
Folic Acid 1 mg daily Count and DNA
Acetyl L-carnitine 1 g daily Motility and forward progression
L-carnitine 1 g daily Motility and forward progression
Lycopene 10 mg daily Count and motility
Selenium 200 3BCg daily Motility, viability and morphology
Zinc 50 mg daily Count and DNA
Fish oil capsules 2-3 daily Count, motility and morphology
 
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hope1980 replied to amyaalc's response:
Hi Amy,
I wanted to let you know that my husband made the lifestyle changes that you have mentioned above and i am now 12 weeks pregnant. so wanted to thank you for all your help
 
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