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cmbolen

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My husband was diagonosed with celiac sprue a couple of months ago. We found out through various tests because we were trying to conceive for over a year unsuccessfully. I do not have celiac's and I am healthy otherwise. Searching tirelessly on information about his infertility and our options on conceiving. I heard it could take up to a year for his fertility to return, if it does. Other than that I don't have any other info. Would like to know if it could come back sooner, are there any other options to help (of course we have him on a gluten-free diet), and if by mistake (we are still learning) his eats something with gluten in it how that effects his fertility. Any insight on male infertility would be appreciated.

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I know that there is a thread on Endometriosis There is also Endometriosis in men, I know that it can spread inside your entire body. i do not know if there is a link between Infertility in Men and Endometriosis? But we are begining to think that there is a link between Endo and Celiac. There is a book how to get pregnant, you can get a ovulation monitor at any drugstore. That can help. I think that in that book can not remember the authors name they do discuss the infirtility in men, I do not know if they talk about Celiac. But the Endometriosis thing is something that most Doc's do not know much about.

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I know that before I was diagnosed with celiac I lost all the testosterone in my body as well as some other hormones that I don't recall the names of. Even before diagnoses they gave me a number of injections and patches to use which helped a lot with general energy levels as well as other things. being 55 at that time I was not thinking of having more kids but you might want to ask the doctor and make sure his levels re checked. I had no idea what a difference it could make.

ken

My husband was diagonosed with celiac sprue a couple of months ago. We found out through various tests because we were trying to conceive for over a year unsuccessfully. I do not have celiac's and I am healthy otherwise. Searching tirelessly on information about his infertility and our options on conceiving. I heard it could take up to a year for his fertility to return, if it does. Other than that I don't have any other info. Would like to know if it could come back sooner, are there any other options to help (of course we have him on a gluten-free diet), and if by mistake (we are still learning) his eats something with gluten in it how that effects his fertility. Any insight on male infertility would be appreciated.

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Well, um, DH and I have been trying for 18 months. Last month we finally found a clinic willing to help us (apparently most doctors think 23 and 25 are too young to have fertility issues). My tests came up shiney and perfect, but DH's SA was not as good. He has a low count and low morphology. We've been gluten-free for almost 2 years. Next we have an appointment with another doctor, but after that we can't pursue treatment for a while, as we'll have to save up the money!!

I really hope you guys have better luck than we do. Feel free to PM me if you want.

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cmbolen,

It's really best to wait a year for his system to heal before trying to conceive. Usually, motility/count/morphology will improve once his system is operating properly.

After being on the diet for a few months, I suggest going to a fertility specialist for an evaluation for both of you (that is, if you haven't done so already). It's easy to speculate or do your own investigation on the internet but, it will give you peace of mind to talk to an expert. My husband and I tried for 2 years without success. We just assumed that our infertility was due to my having Celiac (at that point, I was gluten-free for 3 years). After visiting a fertility specialist, we discovered that I was fine. Actually, my husband (non-celiac) has low motility/morphology. This reduced our chances of conceiving naturally to 1%. As I'm approaching the "magic age" we decided to forge ahead w/ IVF. You may not have to go to such extreme measures. It may be a simple vitamin deficiency, hormone imbalance, or simply allowing him time to heal on the gluten-free diet. Be patient, there isn't a set time for fertility to return - it's different for everyone. Some people have been able to conceive within 6 months of STRICT gluten-free foods. However, most doctors recommend a full year recovery. Hopefully, your husband will have a speedy recovery - Good luck to you!

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I'm a 28 year old male with celiac, who is *not as gluten-free as I'd like to be* and my wife and I are TTC. I just skimmed the following report from the UK on celiac and male infertility. I thought it was useful, so I thought I would post it here for any others looking for this type of info.

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlere...i?artid=1419778

Good luck everyone TTC,

Josh

My husband was diagonosed with celiac sprue a couple of months ago. We found out through various tests because we were trying to conceive for over a year unsuccessfully. I do not have celiac's and I am healthy otherwise. Searching tirelessly on information about his infertility and our options on conceiving. I heard it could take up to a year for his fertility to return, if it does. Other than that I don't have any other info. Would like to know if it could come back sooner, are there any other options to help (of course we have him on a gluten-free diet), and if by mistake (we are still learning) his eats something with gluten in it how that effects his fertility. Any insight on male infertility would be appreciated.

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Thanks for the link Josh.

Ken

I'm a 28 year old male with celiac, who is *not as gluten-free as I'd like to be* and my wife and I are TTC. I just skimmed the following report from the UK on celiac and male infertility. I thought it was useful, so I thought I would post it here for any others looking for this type of info.

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlere...i?artid=1419778

Good luck everyone TTC,

Josh

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