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Hi Peter,

My DH had a vasectomy reversal a year ago. Despite a promising first sperm count his last showed less than 1% most with low motility but 8% with good motility.
We have been advised to try ICSI - which we will.

However, can you please explain why natural conception is impossible when there are still several thousand (??maybe) motile sperm and one is all you need?

Thanks v. much.


Janie

P.S. I love T.O. :D
 

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Hi Peter,

My DH had a vasectomy reversal a year ago. Despite a promising first sperm count his last showed less than 1% most with low motility but 8% with good motility.
We have been advised to try ICSI - which we will.

Sounds like a good plan!

However, can you please explain why natural conception is impossible when there are still several thousand (??maybe) motile sperm and one is all you need?

It's not imposible, just unlikely. Humans are designed to produce millions of sperm of which only a few reach the fallopian tubes and only a very few more actually reach the egg. It therefore follows that if you only start with a few the chances of any getting to the egg are remote.

Good luck!

Peter
Thanks v. much.

Janie

P.S. I love T.O. :D
 
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