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Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby Amouna87 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:44 pm

Hi ladies
Was wondering if anyone has any experience/stories- me and DH have been ttc for 17 months now and last month SA showed morphology was 2%- aka abismal...count was okay but on the low side of normal and everything else was ok- he was labelled as "acceptable" whatever that means! Anyways I'm figuring that IUI will be the only way to go with this but while I wait for my referral was wondering if anyone managed to conceive naturally with low morphology?

Thanks in advance :)
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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby KayTii » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:38 am

We are almost in the same boat... Hubby also has 2% morphology, and count and motility are ok (within the range). We have been now trying for 7 months. Still no bfp. Just a lot of stress and frustration (from my side mainly), everyone around me is getting pregnant and I am not. I believe in miracles, but I know maybe we need medical help in such a case...
Do you know what is causing the low morphology? For us its probably hubby's varicocele, and we are in the process of seeing what can be done with that. Also, hubby is 41, so age definitely plays a factor in sperm analyses... Im 28 and everything is all good, thank God! :)
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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby Amouna87 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:14 am

Hiya :)
Urgh it really sucks doesn't it- not that I would wish any issue on myself but it's almost like I would rather it was me so I would be able to control what I do about it- with DH it's a matter of "don't forget to take your vitamin"/ "have you made that dr appt" etc etc wheras with me I know I would just speed things up to sort myself out lol!
I have no idea what's causing the low morphology- can I ask how did you DH get diagnosed with varicocele? I mean it could very well be the same for my DH but I really have no idea....got a dr appt together on 19th Jan so I'll make sure I'll ask him what could be causing it. Thing is if it comes from a dr DH usually listens more- if I tell him he thinks I'm over thinking and analysing everything- I'm pretty set in the idea that we will have to have medical help with getting pregnant- I mean I know it takes only 1 but if it hasn't worked for 17 months then I seriously doubt it will happen at all on our own so I'm pretty sure we will have to have IUI - just hope it's not too long and drawn out...

I know what you mean about everyone getting pregnant- I had 7 people announcing their pregnancy in the last 2wks lol! By the 5th I thought oh just bring them all on - ofcourssse everyones getting pregnant when we are battling with low SA lol just to add to the ttc rollercoaster!

Hope your DH's numbers improve hun, is he on any vitamins? And hopefully you get your bfp soon xxx
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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby beelady » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:49 am

My DH had a varicocele that was causing him discomfort, it could be seen and felt and was very obvious. He had it operated on when he was about 43 and we conceived DD2 . We had difficulty conceiving DS2 3 years later and had some tests and his SA was normal. We conceived DS2 after I was given progesterone during my luteal phase. I was 45 and DH was 48 when we had DS2.

I know other things can affect sperm count but DH`s testes were noticeably hotter with the varicocele. DH said the operation to repair the varicocele was ok and he recovered very quickly with only a small amount of pain. I do not think that I would have had my two wonderful younger children if DH had not had surgery.

I hope you get some answers and if your DH has a varicocele it is definately worth getting it sorted out. Good luck!
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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby pumpkinseed » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:38 am

We just got bfp last week! We weren't preventing for 6 months but only 3-4 of those months were at the right times (near ovulation) enough times to count. hubby has 2.5 morph. His dr told him not to worry, that low morph means nothing. i was still very concerned as we are both a bit older but sure enough, we got bfp. doc did run testosterone and check for varocele (spelling?) which he didnt have. if his testoterone is low, he can go on clomid. Counts do matter to an extent, so he said if count is lower, get on a vitamin like fertile-aid or conception-rx. he was already taking fertileaid, coq10, vit d, vit c, fish oil and had high counts (190mil) and normal motility. (61%) hope this helps ease your mind a bit. we figured it would never happen as we waited so long to start ttc, but it did. again everyone is different and i hope this one sticks. we both drank a ton of water to help thin down cm and sperm viscosity. we did sperm neets egg plan (not perfectly) but got in 5 good bd sessions this month. i really paid attention to ewcm. then i propped legs for 20 min each time then peed to avoid uti. ate pineapple for 5 days after ovulation and kept feet warm with heating pad. who knows if any of that helped but worth a shot. if you are concerned, definitely try iui, it's pretty minimally invasive from what i've heard and you at least know sperm are getting to where they need to be. we were considering trying that in feb had this month not worked. i wish you a lot of luck, i don't pretend to know (at all) what it means to ttc for so long, it must be exhausting mentally. i'm sure you've had yourself checked out as well by now. the whole ttc thing feels so unfair but you always hear of couples having success after so long, so that is always a good motivator. at least for me it was even being in early stages of ttc. everyone starts out hopeful but it wears on you regardless. hope you get your good news sooner than later. but again, two different docs said low morph is nothing to worry about. what tests did you have for yourself, just curious. are docs giving you unexplained dx? crossing fingers for all of you.
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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby Amouna87 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:00 pm

Hi Pumpkinseed
Wow what an amazing story :) Really given me hope, thank you and hope you have a happy and healthy 9months and that little bean sticks!! You must be over the moon!

My tests were all okay, still haven't had my HSG yet but I figure in January they will refer me for that - definatley before IUI I'm sure as the will want to make sure it's worth doing...soooo freaked out about the HSG it's the one thing I am dreading because my pain threshold when it comes to period cramps is literally zero lol I just can't deal with them (says the woman who's wanting a baby lol but that's different you get a baby at the end of that!!) so yeah I think they will do that. Husbands count isn't anywhere near your DH's, his was 18mill/ml so around 72million because he had 4ml in his SA....although his doctor said it can still happen just might take time, I just want a baby so so badly I don't want to wait for what ifs, just want to start IUI process because now I am getting to the point where it is so emotionally draining every month thinking maybe then getting dissapointed again and again.

Anyways we will see I guess, I have DH on fertilaid so we will see if that helps, I read somewhere it can take 3 months to actually have an affect but I guess it can't hurt and if it improves count then we have more to work with!

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Me (28) DH (28)
Me: So far so good thank God
DH- Low morphology (2%) & slightly below average count (18mill/ml) everything else okay

HSG Feb 15: All good


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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby Rhondalynn77 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:07 pm

hello ladies, do you mind if i join you? DH has low morpology also. 1% i had an iui this month and am waiting to find out if it worked. the doc said 30% were moving and that is enough to do the iui. DH is type one diabetic and his A1C has been high the doc said that is probably causing the issues. dh has been taking multivitamins and vit E. If im not preg, next month i am going to try essential oils on dh. I just started using them with great results for other issues, hopefully they can help his sperm and us to conceive.
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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby Amouna87 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:32 pm

Hey rhonda
No not at all- welcome to my pity party lol! I really hope iui worked for you- and praying it works for me too! I read on your signature that you have had some losses- really sorry about that but hopefully you have a sticky bean in there this month!
I guess your dh's numbers must be better than mine as in total count, because after 18months I have had zero bfps :( now i'm scared that the hsg will show blockage and then we will have two issues to deal with but praying hard that it won't....
I probably won't get to do the iui until feb/march earliest because everything takes soo long here and its like I spent this last year just waiting waiting for appts/af/ovulation urgh praying 2015 will be a better year!

Good luck and keep us updated!xxx
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2 years TTC #1
Me (28) DH (28)
Me: So far so good thank God
DH- Low morphology (2%) & slightly below average count (18mill/ml) everything else okay

HSG Feb 15: All good


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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby Rhondalynn77 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:49 pm

i also have pcos so we did clomid with the trigger, the doc isnt sure i have been ovulating, so they are helping me with that. Praying everything goes well for you, and quickly.
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PCOS 1500mg Met. Male Factor: 1% Morph prob due to type 1 diabetes

Nov 4 100mg Clomid (1 egg)-BFN
Dec 14 100mg Clo (1) and IUI-BFN
Jan 15 100mg Clo (1) and IUI- BFN
Feb 15 150mg Clo (2) and IUI- BFN
March 15 delay:cyst. Bravelle (FSH) Inj Cancelled: Cyst
April 15-Natural: BFP!!!
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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby avaya » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:04 am

Oh can I join too? My hubby also has 2% morphology. His first test showed 3% and him not knowing better thought it should be 0% and I said no, that's the wrong, you want it higher! His dr wanted a second test which resulted in the 2% result we have now. This is our 7th month trying but I'm already in the process of trying to move on to an IUI if we don't get pregnant this cycle. Had my bloodwork and U/S done and it all looked good. Was scheduled for an HSG but it fell on xmas day which is when the lab was closed so we have to wait till I get AF again which of course none of us want, but if I'm not going to get pregnant naturally, I want that AF to just appear haha. My hubby has leukemia and is on meds so that could be the cause for his low morphology. He said maybe it was already low before the leukemia but I hear that toxins can be a cause of low morphology and the only toxin I can see him being around is his meds. I just hope that with this issue, we can all still get our BFP soon!
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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby Amouna87 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:35 pm

Avaya, welcome :)
Your hubby has same morphology as mine then- I'm all for getting things going- I'm in UK and it takes so flipping long for everything!!
I can't imagine what you and dh are going through, ttc ontop of him being ill must be so tough- I really really hope u get ur bfp asap...is he getting better? I hope he is and thoughts and prayers with you....

A toast to us ladies- each on our own frustrating journey- may 2015 bring what we are all praying and hoping for and may each of us have our own little bean soon xxxxxxx
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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby avaya » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:57 am

Thanks Amouna :) He's doing good. He just has to take meds for the rest of his life but it doesn't really affect him otherwise. I'm trying to speed up the process too by going to the fertility specialist earlier than you usually can. I said we've been trying for a year so they allowed us to see them. Considering that hubs has low morphology, I felt we needed to do something more than just try cycle after cycle with no results. I have never had a false BFP, not that I want one, I just want to see a BFP already! Expecting this new year to be it for us! Happy new year!!
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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby Amouna87 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:18 am

Oh thats good to hear avaya at least he is okay now :)
Are you in uk? If so I 100000% reccomend going earliee because by the time they refer/test etc it can take a while- I went to mine in April and last bit of testing should be next month or feb so nearly a year after initial tests- wish I had just started with hubby first lol!xxx
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2 years TTC #1
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Me: So far so good thank God
DH- Low morphology (2%) & slightly below average count (18mill/ml) everything else okay

HSG Feb 15: All good


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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby Rhondalynn77 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:07 pm

First iui, second Clomid cycle: bfn. I'm concerned because I'm on progesterone and af came anyways.
Do you guys ever feel like it's never going to happen? I know all it takes is one, but I'm discouraged.
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PCOS 1500mg Met. Male Factor: 1% Morph prob due to type 1 diabetes

Nov 4 100mg Clomid (1 egg)-BFN
Dec 14 100mg Clo (1) and IUI-BFN
Jan 15 100mg Clo (1) and IUI- BFN
Feb 15 150mg Clo (2) and IUI- BFN
March 15 delay:cyst. Bravelle (FSH) Inj Cancelled: Cyst
April 15-Natural: BFP!!!
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Re: Chances of conceiving naturally with 2% morphology?

Postby Amouna87 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:20 pm

So sorry rhonda :( I know exactly how you feel because I have just resigned myself to the fact that we will need ALOT of help to get pregnant :( and it just seems an eternity away....i think when i do IUI a bfn would hit me much more because it would have literally put everything where they need to be at the right time- but I will just have to remind myself that all of this is for a reason as frustrating and hearbreaking as it is- I'm taking it as a test (and an extremely difficult one!!)

Are you planning on doing IUI this cycle as well? Maybe your progestrone dosage isn't high enough? I'm not very familiar with how that works so sorry if I'm asking a weird question!xxx
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HSG Feb 15: All good


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