I just don’t know anymore.
We had an RE appointment today to discuss the results of my husband’s second SA. Just to review, he had an SA back in December with Chucklehead RE. Count was fine; motility was low (though this was explained as being due to the cold weather); and they didn’t look at the morphology at all. Our current RE ordered a second test largely so that he could get a look at the morphology; we got a call asking us to come in instead of just hearing the results over the phone.
That’s never good, is it?
Count was 4 million; motility was 3.5%; morphology was also very bad (I don’t remember the number on that). RE is concerned.
Suddenly we have gone from “call me if you’re not pregnant in 6 months” to “your best chance will be IVF with ICSI.”
Universe, do you have anything else you’d like to throw at me right now?
Because the results were so different from the first test, RE wants to do a third test in 3 months. We have the green light to try naturally until then, but with the numbers we saw today he is not confident that anything will happen. He has suggested my husband see a urologist to look into what might be causing the problem (and the dramatic change in only 9 months). Given the huge difference between the first test and the second test, I have to wonder if these results are anomalous and am looking forward to getting another data point in 3 months. Does anyone know anything about SA results and change over time? I will definitely be exercising my Google-fu, but this is totally new territory for us.
My husband is really optimistic that we will be able to conceive naturally; after all it only takes one, right? I’m going to start charting again with the next cycle and we are definitely going to do our best with good timing. He is feeling pretty upset about the test results, though, and my heart just goes out to him. I wish there was something I could do to make it better for him. He says: “I had to spend $170 to hear some really shitty news that made me feel bad.”