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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   Hi.
We have been struggling to fall pregnant for almost a year now. My husbands sperm analysis results have come back at 12 mil, 14 % normal and 79 % Amorphic. I am also now in the early stages of pregnancy which my gynae believes is amazing considering the sperm analysis results. Our concern now is what if an amorphic sperm fertised the egg?
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Let me read it
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Doctor :   May I know your age and as well as his age?
User :   I am 32 and he is 33
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What is his sperm count and motility?
User :   Sperm count is 12 million and motility is 60% at 30 minutes, 60% at 2 hours and 45% at 8 hours
Doctor :   Ok
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I shall explain you that
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even 15% of normal sperms found is quite sufficient for conception
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amorphic sperms do not have the potential to fertilize
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But the sperm count wise
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atleast 10 million motile sperms are required for a successful fertilization
Doctor :   Are you getting it?

User :   Not really, if 10 million motile sperms are required and my husband only has 12 million of which only 60% are motile, then how am I pregnant?
Doctor :   Yes, now that is one thing which you need

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Before proceeding I would like to tell you that I am telling these counts per ml basis
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Even 2-5 million of motile sperms is found successful in certain cases
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We do have a very famous Sexologist on board
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with whom you can have a second opinion of the same
User :   ok, so if I am understanding correctly, with my husbands sperm analysis results, it is not unbelievable that we are pregnant and that this pregnancy could carry to term as it is likely that a normal sperm has fertilised the egg?
Doctor :   Yes, it is quite possible

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the nature has its own mechanism to see to it that the healthiest sperm fertilizes the egg
Doctor :   and that is the reason that amorphic sperms do not have that potential
User :   thats excellent!! My gynae gave me the impression that I am very high risk and could miscarry any day as the sperm count was SO BAD
Doctor :   Ok
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Before proceeding may I know if your pregnancy is confirmed for now?
User :   Yes, early pregnancy is confirmed with blood tests today and my results came back that my progesterone is fine.
Doctor :   Ok

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How many weeks as of now?
User :   About 5 weeks
Doctor :   Ok

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If the pregnancy is continued till 12 weeks, there shall not be any problem in most of the cases
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and the rates of miscarriage are far less
User :   Thank you.....
Doctor :   Would you like to consult our Infertility specialist who would give finer details about this?
User :   how do I go about this?
Doctor :   If you wish to, you can use this link
User :   Thank you, I may do that a little later
Doctor :   Fine

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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   Thats it for today, bye
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User :   Im just taking this all in so that I can explain to my husband. Is there anywhere that I can read this conversation again?
Doctor :   Sure
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