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January 31st, 2011, 12:01 PM
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One of my really good friends confided in me this weekend about her TTC struggle. She and her DH have been married for 6 yrs and never prevented anything...and been actively trying about 18m now.

At the 12m mark, they went to her OB and she got Clomid...did 2 cycles of that (with follie scans to ensure it was working) and no success...so they sent her DH in for testing, and his SA came back abnormal (which I assume she means low) and they put HIM on Clomid for 2 months and then repeated the SA and she said it came back worse...

I was just wondering if you wonderful ladies had any resources, tips, natural ways to increase count, etc for her? My Dh and I went through infertility issues but MFI wasn't on the long list of problems we have so this is foreign territory to me....I would really appreciate any advice or direction that I could give her.

thanks in advance ladies
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January 31st, 2011, 04:13 PM
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My DH was on Clomid and unfortunately it didn't help him, however he was trying to go from 0 to something so he's a different story. That being said, I'm suprised they would repeat the SA after only 2 months on Clomid, it would take at least 3 months to see any difference from the Clomid. Anything he does will take 3 months minimum, depending on the severity of his MFI-- my DH had to wait 6 months after the start of treatment for a repeat b/c his case was so severe, to see results. Do you know if they did bloodwork? I know DH was allowed to try Clomid b/c of the blood work results-- I don't remember specifically, but it was the level of certain hormones that had to be a certain way for drug therapy to possibly work, there are cases where Clomid is not the answer, it may be a varicocele, retrograde ejaculation or something else entirely. If the urologist they saw doesn't specialize in MFI I would suggest trying to find one who does, they are far and few between so travel may be necessary, but if it is a big concern then it would probably be best to be seen by someone who specializes in this area. There are a lot of vitamin ideas in the forum above that have been successful for some, again it will take 3 months to possibly see any results, so let your friend know that so she doesn't expect immediate results. MFI is a lot of waiting and testing and waiting and hoping and it can be really hard, it's great she has a friend like you to be there for her! I hope this helps!
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January 31st, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Thanks for all the information!! I really, really appreciate it. I know she will also. I will definitely pass it along to her.
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