Grampa Viv About Hypothyroidism

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Jenna - March 1

My DH has hypothyroidism and has been recently given med's. We've been TTC for 7 months. Could his condition be affecting our efforts? Or could the meds now help?

 

Grandpa Viv - March 1

I Googled ... hypothyroidism sperm count ... and came up with hits that suggest that both hypothryoidism and hyperthyroidism can lower sperm count. I believe I have seen a home test for sperm count right alongside the ovulation predictor kits at the drug store. If you have $30 to spare it might be a cheaper first step than the doctor, and less threatening to hubby.

 

S- - March 2

I'm not 100% sure, but I have hypothyroidism and it's corrected by meds. Your bf could get a blood test to make sure the meds are the right amt, and if they are I believe the meds should help and of the symptoms (low sperm count). he could also ask his dr who gives him the meds for it! (ask if it would correct the low sperm count)

 

Jenna - March 2

Thanks Grampa Viv! Any suggestions as to where else I might be able to pick up the tests?? I live in Canada and the sperm count tests are not available over the counter.

 

rae - March 2

hi i have hypothyroidism and have read just about every book on it. yes hypothyroidism can lower sperm count, it also causes a lot of infertility in women. so all of you ladies reading this be informed. from what i have read it takes 3 months for a sperm to fully form, so if he is on meds now and his levels are under control (which should be checked often while trying to concieve) than his sperm count should be all the way back up to his full potential in 3 mos. which is unfair considering women with this condition should be able to concieve after being treated for 1 month. hope this helps.

 

bump - March 3

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