ladies of hottness -
We got our results back from Mister D's SCSA DNA frag test. Things are not looking super good.
DFI = 46.9% (fair to poor = 25% - 50%, very poor = more than 50%)
HDS = 12.9% (seemingly fair. greater than 25% = poor)
"The current established clinical threshold is 25% DFI for placing a man into a statistical probability of the following: (a) longer time to natural pregnancy, (b) low odds of IUI pregnancy, (c) more miscarriages, or (d) no pregnancy. Changes in lifestyle as well as medical intervention can lower the %DFI to increase the probability of natural pregnancy. Couples of men with >25% DFI are counseled to try ICSI and when in the >50% range may consider TESE/ICSI. The SCSA(?) simultaneously determines the % of sperm with high DNA stainability (%HDS) related to retained nuclear histones consistent with immature sperm; high HDS values are predictive of pregnancy failure."
Also I've read that these #'s are more difficult to change with diet, supplements etc because they have more to do less alterable things like age.
We've already been using ICSI and would continue that plan.
I know what the numbers mean but I'm wondering if anyone else's partner had similar numbers, was there any change in a plan?
If we cycle at CCRM, I know they have more intervening methods than ICSI, to try and get the very best sperm.