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Dh has this done 2 yrs ago and it was established he has no sperm, no explianatuon why. Just no sperm,
Ive spoken to my GP who said since it was over 2 yrs ago we should do another test just to see then if no sperm we know for cetain thats the fact we have to live with, we kinda already know it's going to come back 0 count.
But we are just trying again just in case.
Anyway, dh has to do sample at home, then i will whizz down the hospital to drop it off on way to work, just wanted to know that after so long (30mins i think) the seman turns to liquid, does that have any effect on any sperm swimming in it??

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Hi Ipswich,

Hopefully you got an answer from somewhere for this query.

We were told to keep the vial warm on the way to the clinic by putting it next to our skin. We not told any further I'm afraid.

Good luck!

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Hi Ipswich

We were told we had an hour to get DH's sample to the lab. We got it there in 20 mins then had to wait 15 mins in reception with sample (!!!) -  lab technicians said it was fine and we got our report without any problems.

Audrey
 

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Hi Ipswich,
My DP gave a sample to our local hospital about 3 times as he was asked to repeat it as they said they had never seen sperm like it - they said it was all dead... we were absolutely gutted as you can imagine. We went to see Cheryl Homer, the male specialist at the Zita West clinic (207 580 2169) and she said that in fact his sperm just didn't swim and it wasn't dead, so there was a chance.  I am now 22 wks pregnant with twins. I just wanted to give you her info in case you do hear the worst - there is a lot they can do and she is lovely and really worth seeing for a second opinion.

Good luck, Tiggy x
 

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hi Ipswichbabe
are you getting your sample done at Ipswich Hospital?

My Dh had a sample done there which came back as poor. He then retested and was again told that it was poor (not many of them, not much motility).

Since then, he's done about 5 samples at Lister, all of which came back as good (not wonderful, but certainly not as bad as the Ipswich samples).  When we asked about this, they said that the Ipswich samples were probably not tested soon enough (you do the sample at home and then basically drop it off at the place where they do all the blood tests (i.e. not the fertility centre where they do the testing).  It then gets sorted and sent to the right place for testing.  All this delay impacts the sample.

At Lister you do the sample, and hand it straight over to be tested immediately.

So even if you get a poor result, it may be to do with the tested process.

I definitely agree with Tiggy, a second opinion is always good. I am so glad we decided to not listen to what Ipswich told us.

Good luck!

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