low sperm count

Multiple chemical pregnancies

Dear Professor Winston, I am 36, I have PCOS and I had my daughter in 2012 with the help of ovulation induction (Menopur and Pregnyl injections). We’ve been trying for a sibling since December 2013. My husband was diagnosed with a low sperm count (previously was very good), we have had 3 rounds of clomid, x3 IUI resulting in one

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Comet test

Dear Robert, Firstly, I would like to say how much I appreciate the opportunity to ask you a question and also for sharing such helpful and stories on your website. I have recently had my first cycle of IVF(ICSI) which was unsuccessul. A brief summary of our cycle: I am 33 years old next month and have an AMH of

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Immune therapy after failed pregnancies

Dear Professor Winston, I am 32 and have PCOS. My husband has low sperm count. We are receiving treatment. We have had 2 fresh cycles, one which ended in a chemical pregnancy and 2 fet, one which ended in a miscarriage at 7 weeks. We have 2 frozen blastocysts still to transfer. At our recent review meeting the doctor said

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Thyroid function and fertility

Dear Professor Winston Thank you so much for offering this service! My husband (45) and I (35) have been trying to conceive for nearly 3 years. We fell pregnant once naturally, but this turned out to be a blighted ovum. Last year we visited a reputable IVF clinic here in Dubai where we live. We discovered a number of issues

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IMSI versus ICSI

Dear Professor Winston, Thank you for this chance to contact you, We have recently had 2 failed cycles of IVF(ICSI) The first round pretty much went to plan, though I did stimulate for a longer period of time. I produced 16 eggs of which 10 fertilised with ICSI. We had 2 eggs replaced on day 3 but apparently the egg

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Colorado protocol

Dear Professor Winston, I am a 34 year old woman. My husband (age 42) and i have been trying to conceive for the last 5 years. Following numerous investigations it was found that my husband had a low sperm count, motility issues and anti sperm antibodies. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. It was recommended to us that we proceed

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Womb scratching

Dear Professor Winston My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 5 1/2 yrs and have completed 3 fresh and 1 frozen embryo transfers. The first attempt resulted in a pregnancy which miscarried at roughly week 7. The further 3 attempts resulted in negative pregnancy tests. I have had a hysteroscopy and laparoscopy both I was told were

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Male vs Female infertility

Dear Professor Winston This is a wonderful idea – thank you so much for your time. My question is fairly simple but I’m struggling to get anyone to answer it: do male factor infertility IVF patients generally have better odds of success than couples with female fertility issues? I can’t helping thinking that ICSI effectively solves the conception issue if sperm motility and count

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Fertility investigation required before IVF

Dear Professor Winston I am 34 years old my partner is 38. We have a 4 year old son who we easily conceived. We have now been trying for another baby for 3 and half years. My partners sperm count was low (7 million) but this went back up to 50 million when tested again. The hospital have diagnosed us

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Beware IVF success rate claims

Dear Prof Winston, I would be eternally grateful if you could offer me some impartial fertility advice. My husband and I have had trouble conceiving since 2003 and sought fertility treatment in early 2005 (two ICSI cycles). As my hormone profile was good it was assumed I was fine but we were recommended ICSI due to my husband’s results. My

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