My experience with sperm measurement and how it led to a cancer diagnosis
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The sperm measurement I had was that’s how we found out that something was wrong. March 8 I had or March 9 I had my first semen analysis test and it came back negative. They found two sperm, two dead sperm at that; the normal male ejaculates anywhere from 25 to 50 million sperm. That was when we knew we needed to see some type of fertility specialist; luckily, we’re able to get and to see one. We did another semen analysis to find out that there was no sperm, and at that point they wanted that’s when they did the ultrasound and found the cancer. I also did another one prior to the second surgery to see if there was any sperm count and there was zero, so we had the surgery in mid-April, the second surgery.
During that first year after radiation treatment, I think I had three or four of them hoping that we would find something and that I’d be part of that 66% percent of males that have my type of testicular cancer that the during the first year that the sperm count returns and nothing was found, nothing came back so that’s when we knew we had to go a different route.