Posted by: Kitty | 2008/08/06


Hi My husband &  i have been trying for just over 2 years now At the begining of the year we found out that hubby was the problem He has seen a Urologist &  we are addressing his issue After a few months of him being treated we attempted insemination We had 3 of them with no luck After each sperm wash hubbys sperm swimming ability increased to 90 percent After the last few visits his results were 30 percent &  40 percent respectively (before the sperm wash) We now no longer want 2 go the insemination route After chatting to my gynea she insists that i am still not the problem (without running any tests) &  she wanted me to start on chlomid to increase our chances to produce more eggs I have seen the side effects should one use Chlomid while ovulating &  im not to keen on using She is aware of my concerns Do you agree with my gynea or should i push her for a lap to investigate my tubes Also can she rule me out (as not being the problem) just by the internal scans she has done to check for ovulation Thank You

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Dear Kitty

The points that you raised are extremely important and I totally agree with a more thorough investigation being done on your side as well. Internal scans by themselves cannot rule out tubal obstruction with any certainty and therefore either a laparoscopy, X-ray or an hSG may need to be performed for this purpose. Simply using Clomid blindly without having done all the investigations is ill advised.

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Posted by: NM | 2008/08/08

I would recommend that you do full tests on your side too, bloods and tubes, etc. Just to be sure and be satisfied that yu are addressing your situation in a holistic manner.

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