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24 Jul 2006

should we see a fertility specialist?
I'm 32 and my husband 37 and married for 14 months. We have not used any contraception and been hoping to conceive. I went for gynae check-up in March and she did some routine tests, in addition to the pap, and established that I was ovulating. My husbands sperm analysis was all normal, except for sperm morphology. She then put us on a multi-vitamin, Staminogro. We have been using it for four months now and have not conceived. We were wondering whether we had better see a fertility specialist, or if we should first do another semen analysis to know if there has been an improvement in morphology?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Nuraan

The descision is entirely dependent on the degree of sperm morphological abnormality.
If the percentage normal forms was between 8-15% then it is worthwhile repeating the sperm analysis. Morphologies of less than 4% are usually unlikely to respond to conservative treatment and would require advanced ART (Assisted reproductive technology).
If the percentage normal forms on morphology is between 4-8%, this is a debateable situation and I would recommend a repeat spermiogram as well.

Furthermore, I would ASSUME that the gynaecologist has ruled out endometriosis and tubal obstruction as a likely cause of the infertility. If this has not been done , then it should be considerded as well, depending on the severity of the male factor problem.
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