Are there any tests that are recommmended to be done before an IVF/ICSI, which we were advised to do because of my husband's low motile sperm count. What are the chances and more importantly, is there a test that we can do before IVF that can tell us if this condition of low sperm count will be passed on?
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.
Oligospermia or low sperm count can be due to multiple causes and it is broadly divided onto pre testicular, testicular and post testicular causes. We need to identify the cause in your husband's case first. It is very difficult to confirm whether oligospermia will be carried to the male offspring after IVF/ICSI because in some causes a genetic cause for oligospermia can be seen. It cannot be tested prenatally but can be done only after the birth of a male offspring.
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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