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My husband and I have been trying for a baby for 9 months now. I November of 09 we had him do a semen analysis and the results showed high viscosity, low morphology but worst, rare head to head agglutination. Our doctor never met with us about these results and instead just had his secretary give the results paper to us. Since then we have been in the process of moving and now are without health insurance in a new town. We are preparing for him to take another semen analysis at the end of this month as it takes about 90 days to make new sperm. Since the doctor did not speak with us about how to treat this, I did what I could to research it online. The only thing I found was taking 100mg of Vitamin C every day. Has anybody here ever had this problem or have any insight into what we can do to try to help this. Also, background information, my husband is extremely healthy and he's only 19, doesn't smoke, etc. Thanks in advance and I hope to get some good advice soon. =)
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replied February 5th, 2010
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Sperm clumping or agglutination means that many sperm stick together in groups or clusters. This impairs sperm motility and prevents the sperm from swimming up to through the cervix towards the egg. This finding may indicate a problem with sperm antibodies or the presence of a bacterial infection. In that case, treating the bacterial infection often cures the problem. For antisperm antibodies, corticosteroids may be used but they are not without side effects. In that case Intrauterine Insemination(IUI) and in vitro fertilization often help.

You can discuss these options with a fertility expert. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.






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