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Maca with Clomid for male infertility?

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#1 Dani88

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 05:03 PM

Hi, our IVF doctor prescribed clomid for my DH and he's been taking it for 4 weeks now.  He's also been taking Fertil Pro Men + L-Carnitine for three months.  On Friday I bought him Maca capsules and he's been taking them for three days now.  I read that Maca counteracts with clomid for female fertility.  Does anyone know if this is the same for male fertility?  My husband's had two SA come back with zero sperm count and one come back with 24,000 sperm.  We are going on Thursday for our second attempt to freeze some for IVF/ICSI and I don't want to wreck our chances by giving him too many different things.  Any ideas?


Me:  27,  DH:  27 (Non-Obstructive Azoospermia) - TTC since October 2014
Micro-TESE August 23, 2016
Unmedicated Donor IUI - October 4, 2016 - BFN
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#2 Zouz

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:26 PM

Hi Dani88,
I wouldn't be able to help much but my husband has been taking maca for almost 3 weeks. He isn't taking lomid though. Personally I think it should be okay as maca is all natural. One of the YouTube video suggest not to take it unless we are sure that it is okay to take it. May be check another forum or youtube. All the best
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#3 hs4816

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:32 PM

I'd be careful and ask your doctor. If it interacts in women it's likely to interact in men. Remember "all natural" doesn't mean all safe.
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I'm 39 with endo

 

IVF #1: March 2016: Long protocol: Suprefact (200)/Menopur (225)

    9 follicles => 4 eggs => 3 mature => 3 fertilized (ICSI) => 2 blasts (one transferred, one frozen)

    BFN

 

IVF #2: June 2016: Microdose flare: Suprefact (40 BID)/Menopur (150)/ Gonal (300)

     7-10 follicles (?) => 12 mature eggs => only 4 fertilized w/ICSI => transferred 2 @ 3days and 1 blast frozen

     BFP:  day 14 beta = 93, day 18 beta 557 (37h doubling time)

     Ultrasound July 21 = single, live intrauterine pregnancy

     .... so hopeful it sticks!

 

 

 


#4 Dani88

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 12:44 PM

Thanks for your responses.  We went to see my husband's urologist yesterday and he was upset that my husband was prescribed the Clomid by our IVF doctor and said he shouldn't have been on it.  So my husband is now just taking the vitamins every day and the maca occasionally from time to time (which the urologist said is fine to take).  We scheduled a Micro-TESE procedure for August.


Me:  27,  DH:  27 (Non-Obstructive Azoospermia) - TTC since October 2014
Micro-TESE August 23, 2016
Unmedicated Donor IUI - October 4, 2016 - BFN
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