In his first SA in July last year, DH had the following results:
Volume - 1 ml
Number of sperm - 0.6m/ml
Motility - 30%
Morphology - 3%
Progression - 1
For ICSI #2, he had volume 0.7 ml, number of sperm 0.5 m/ml, progression 0-1, motility 20%, morphology still at 3%, and for ICSI #1 they just wrote 'occasional' across the chart.
Having looked at those results, Mr Greek God was telling us that he thought we should freeze a sample or two, so we would have something in reserve if there were no usable sperm in the sample DH produced on egg collection day.
Then the results of yesterday's sperm test were brought in:
Volume - 1 ml
Number of sperm - 6m/ml
Motility - 35%
Morphology - 10%
Progression - 2
Still rubbish, but a pretty awesome improvement - and Mr Greek God said with these results a frozen sample wouldn't be necessary. He asked if we'd been doing anything to help DH's sperm, and we said we were on a healthy-eating programme and taking supplements, and he said it was obviously working!!!!
He suggested DH see a urologist, because the low volume with all the other low results suggests that there could be an obstruction. He said what's there now is fine for ICSI, but DH and I discussed it afterwards and decided that if he can get an NHS referral, it might be worth it - if there is an obstruction which can easily be resolved, perhaps it might help the other problem of delayed ejaculation.
He also recommended that we test for the CF gene, as this wasn't done on our previous rounds of tests. He said a mutation on the CF gene could also be a cause of low sperm counts, including low volume.
But in general, it looks like DH's boys are beginning to perk up and learn to swim!!