Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:09 am
Post subject: Husbands semen abnormal/i have pcos - and i'm new......
just come back from the most awful doctors appointment. husband had to get results of semen test, which we were told was abnormal. anyone else had this and know what it entails ?. doctor told us it was'nt her subject and we would have to wait. till we get referred to a specialist. obviously me and husband are very concerned as to what this could mean, then they told me that i potentially might have pcos. Doc printed off the results but they mean nothing to me. This is what it said on print out -
serum LH Level = 7.1 iu/L
serum FSH Level = 5.9 iu/L
Anyone know what these mean ?.
Good luck and sending you all lots of luck for all our future baby's to come...
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:48 pm
hiya i was diagnosed with pcos and as your doctor shud of told you that the results youve had are are your hormones levels which if normal shud be resonably balanced but with pcos its a hormonal inbalance thats why if you look at your results one is higher than there other! but i wouldnt worry to much yours look very low to what mine were, as to concieving i was told i would never concieve natrually! i now have a gorgeous 12 weeks old baby girl!
hope this helps
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:34 pm
well, my husband's semen was also 'abnormal' but luckily we had it explained really well. He had very low volume of fluid compared to average (half of average) - so one score was low enough to trigger an 'abnormal' rating. However, he also had double average concentration of sperm within the fluid - so effectively the 2 cancelled each otehr out completely and could have been labelled exactly normal! BUT - when the test results turn up with the word 'abnormal' on them, its so easy to panic. Really, don't worry until you have spoken to a specialist. Whatever the reason for an 'abnormal' tag, make sure you understand it fully from the specialist (lots seem to assume you know a lot before they start!), and most importantly - what the implications are for your chances of conception. After all the maths and science and testing, my hubby's abnormality had zero impact on our chances of conceiving, so was really irrelevant!
Just enjoy the trying part while you wait for your appointment - until you know the actual facts, there is very little you can do to change things, so relax and enjoy