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Trying for second child but not successful - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   I need some advice
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
proceed with your query
User :   We are trying to concieve
Doctor :   provide your age, gender, occupation

User :   but have not been successful
User :   35, male, job in bpo
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
How long have you been married?
User :   10 yrs
User :   have a 5 year daughter
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   are you trying for the second child

User :   yes
User :   are u there
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
iam chatting with other pateint kindly cooperate
User :   ok
Doctor :   are you taking any birth control pills

User :   no
User :   i was detected for low sperm count
Doctor :   ok

User :   i took prescribed vitamin supplements
Doctor :  
ok
User :   they do not seem to have worked
User :   i am dreading going for another sperm test...its not a good experience
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
when is it scheduled?
User :   what?
Doctor :   there are various causes for low sperm count

User :   ok
Doctor :   like any injuries, some nutrient deficiencies, drugs, alcohol

User :   ok
Doctor :   do you had any injuries?
User :   no
User :   i dont drink too much
Doctor :   do you smoke?

User :   no
Doctor :  
how about your wife , is she medically fit for the second child?
User :   yes...
User :   all tests are good
Doctor :  
when was you been detected to have low sperm count
User :   couple of months back
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
let me expliain you about low sperm count
User :   ok
Doctor :   Low sperm count means if the sperm count is less than 20 million sperms per one ml of ejaculate

Doctor :   it can be due to various causes like, if there is any injury or disease of the testis
Doctor :   malnutrition and deficiency of nutrients
Doctor :  
It is also due to over heating like excessive heat from sauna, or hot tubs
User :   i have been taking the multi vitamins for quite some time
User :   and i dont go for saunas
Doctor :  
If use of drugs like marijauna, cociane
Doctor :  
ok
User :   though use hot water often
User :   no drugs
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
that is fine
User :   should i explore ivf
Doctor :   You can get it done if your sperm count is still less after taking the treatment
User :   is ivf a complicated procedure..
User :   how does it work
Doctor :   IVF can be tried
User :   what would you recommend
Doctor :   i suggest you to get the sperm count done again to see if the counts are increased
Doctor :   if the count is not improved and it is still the same
Doctor :  
then you can decide to go for IVF
User :   how does it work
Doctor :   In IVF The sperms are collected from you and artificially inserted to the womb
Doctor :  
there will be needed investigations more oftenly
Doctor :  
it is expensive also
User :   oh
User :   i thought there was another option which was not expensive
Doctor :  
so you need to discuss with your doctor and take decision
Doctor :  
what option?
User :   i dont know...the procedure..but it was not expensive
User :   ivl?
Doctor :  
I DID NOT GET YOU
User :   is there any other option, other than ivf
Doctor :   IVF IS THE MOST POPULAR METHOD AND HAS MORE SUCCESS RATE
Doctor :   are you there

Doctor :  
are you there
User :   yes
User :   i understand
User :   i will talk to my doc
Doctor :   there is also method called Intra-uterine insemination
User :   oh...how does it work
Doctor :   Sperm that have been washed and specially prepared are put inside your womb just before ovulation is due.
User :   is that easier than ivf
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok...
User :   and as expensivee?
Doctor :   the rate depends on the hospital

Doctor :  
are you there
User :   yes
User :   ok....i need to consult my doc then..right
Doctor :   is there any thing i can help you

Doctor :   yes
User :   no
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
get the sperm test done
Doctor :  
to know the status
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form?
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   you can get back to use once the semen test is done
Doctor :  
with the reports
Doctor :  
we will assist you
Doctor :   better

Doctor :  
in taking decisions
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