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Old 12-01-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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DTD before SA

So DH had his Semen Analysis today and didn't get the best results (count of 3 million when 20 million is normal). But (there's always a but right?) we DTD last night and he produced his sample this afternoon. (Sorry couldn't help it. He was away for 5 days and we missed each other.)

So my question is if the RE is agreeable to repeating this on Monday (and we abstain until then) will DH's results be significantly better or is this just an exercise to appease us?

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Old 12-01-2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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Re: DTD before SA

I'm not sure how different the results would be, but we were told that he should have "emptied" 2-3 days before the SA - no more than that because then it would be too old and no less so he'd have plenty of time to regenerate. I'd probably redo the test Monday if he can abstain on Saturday and Sunday (but not Friday!).
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I don't think it would make enough of a difference to turn the count you described into a normal one. He probably would do better though with the three day build up that you are supposed to have before you do the SA.

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Old 12-02-2011, 05:54 PM   #4
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Re: DTD before SA

Thanks for your comments. He is going to repeat it on Monday.
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Re: DTD before SA

Good luck! My guess too is that it will likely still be a low count. My DH typically has between 4-9 million and it doesn't seem to matter how many days he abstains. For our last IUI, he had 9 million, then donated 1/2 hour later and it was 50% less. So if he still had 50% of the amount 1/2 hour later, I'd think that almost a full day would likely allow a good amount of it to replenish.

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Oh and the thing we've noticed that seems to make the biggest difference is how hydrated he is. If he's very hydrated, the volume is much higher. The count per ml is still the same but the total number is higher.

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