My OBGYN has offered the ubiquitous Clomid rx, and I'm not sure whether I should take it.
DH had severe MF (0% normal morphology). We were told we had a 0% chance of getting pg naturally. We charted and tried for DD for 2 years, then DH had a varicocelectomy. The first month afterwards, before it was supposed to have worked, I got pg. Go figure. (Of course, the urologist assumes it was all b/c of him.)
We've been trying for a/b 1 yr for #2, with no luck. DH had a SA that was borderline normal, which we both find hard to believe b/c the varicocele is completely back. I was all clear on the tests before DD, and I'm pretty sure I'm ovulating now.
So...should I take the Clomid? I haven't talked w/my OB a/b it at length yet, but why would I take a drug that makes me ovulate if our problem is MF, and I'm ovulating already? Or is there something I'm not getting here?
Surviving sleep deprivation one day at a time with dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08).
4 years and 5 IVF cycles in the making, Elliott was born at home in water on 2/2/11.
Wish you the best and hope you are able to get some good medical advice from an RE. I would not spend the time with an OB...may jus end up prolonging the time it will take you and DH to conceive.
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Clomid causes you to produce MORE follicles if taken early on in your cycle (CD 3-7) or better quality if taken later (cd 5-9). If your DH has a low but still "normal" SA it would help you to have more than one chance of an egg getting fertilized each month. However this would up your chances of multiples. So that is a personal choice on whether you are willing to chance that.
Am I missing something here??? Do you think his SA is wrong? I'm confused.
I agree with the other ladies though that you SHOULD see an RE, however it is likely that they will automatically suggest IUI or IVF.
I wish you nothing but the best, GOOD LUCK! I actually hope your get a surprise natural miracle BFP soon IF sucks!
and for what it's worth, I think it was a smart idea to post this in infertility. I wouldn't recommend moving it, as far as my own sensibilities go.
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Also, we do think the SA is wrong, fwiw. The varicocele is all back, and worse than before. It seems impossible that the 0% morphology is almost normal now, with what appears to be a relapse of the veins.
Tear: Thank you.
Getting the varicocele fixed again should definitely be what the RE focuses on, especially since it worked for you guys the first time. I have zero experience with that. So I can't even comment on anything about, that but I hope it works out for you.
The only reason I commented on this thread was because you mentioned in your first post that "why would I take a drug that makes me ovulate". Clomid does not make you ovulate, it only help grow more/better quality follicles.
If your husband has zero or VERY low sperm then your are 100% right the clomid probably wouldn't help at all. However if it was boarderline normal, then even though you are ovulating on your own, clomid could still help.
BEST OF LUCK. Oh and for the record, I HATE clomid so I am in no way encouraging you to take it. I personally avoid it at all costs. I just hate seeing the myth that clomid makes women ovulate.