DH and I had an appt with a Urogolist who is fellowship trained in MFI. DH had an exam and they did blood work.
He mentioned three things:
A) Test hormone levels (thus the blood work). If this is the case, it can be treated w/meds.
Based soley on DHs SA results, he felt that we might be dealing with retrograde ejaculation (where the sperm goes backwards into the bladder). He said something about the fact that his SA results were so sporadic and inconsistent... apparently this is one of the biggest signs. If this is the case, it can be treated w/meds.
C) After the exam, he said DH has a varicocele (cluster of veins in the testicles which cuts off blood supply to the sperm). On a scale of I-III, III being the worst, he graded DH as a I. He did however feel that this is contributing to the low motility and poor morphology. They treat this with a minimally invasive surgical procedure (recovery time 2wks).
After discussing all of these things, we made an appt for end of April to go back for an SA followed by a urine analysis to check for B.
We have a follow up appt scheduled with Urologist the first of May to discuss lab results and create a plan, which will more than likely include the surgery mentioned above.
Until then, we are laying low and trying not to focus on any of this infertility stuff too much.
Would love some input by any fellow MFI'ers out there...
Thanks for reading!