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Are fertility shots required when the partner has low sperm count?

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: What is the reason to be on fertility injectable drugs if I have checked out fine but my husband has a low sperm count and "low sperm shape head". Wouldn't an insemination be enough? What's the reason my doctor wants me on injectables if I have checked out fine? I am 40 years old. Is that the only reason?
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Injections increase eggs in due course..

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns about injections.

These are Gonadotropin injections which are used to get more number of eggs to ovulate. This will increase chance of pregnancy.

Without injections you might release one egg. With injections you will release more than one egg.

I hope your doubt is cleared.

Let me know if you need anymore help.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Koregol (1 hour later)
I see. Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Good luck with your efforts

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Wish you good luck with efforts for pregnancy.

You can contact me directly anytime in future by pasting following link in your browser :

http://bit.ly/askdrmaheshkoregol
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Are fertility shots required when the partner has low sperm count?

Brief Answer: Injections increase eggs in due course.. Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concerns about injections. These are Gonadotropin injections which are used to get more number of eggs to ovulate. This will increase chance of pregnancy. Without injections you might release one egg. With injections you will release more than one egg. I hope your doubt is cleared. Let me know if you need anymore help. Regards