White bloodcells in sperm

Rose

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Reply Posted on: Aug 12, 2015 at 7:39am
Question: If the sperm used after the retrieval is full of white bloodcells (checked later and confirmed to be a virus, not immature sperm) can this cause DNA fragmentation in the sperm and therefore only produce embryo's with chromosomal abnormalities?
Rose

Dr. Braverman

2017 Posts
RE: White bloodcells in sperm Posted on: Aug 12, 2015 at 7:44am
not entirely correct. it can lead to DNA fragmentation , which most likely would lead to low fert rates. Yes there could be some aneuploidy associated with this, but this generally is an all or none process and should not lead to a genetically abnormal child.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Rose

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Reply RE: White bloodcells in sperm Posted on: Aug 12, 2015 at 8:10am
So out of 9 mature eggs there were 4 - 5 day blasts which after PGD testing all had multiple chromosonal abnormalities, could this have been caused by the white bloodcells?
Rose

Dr. Braverman

2017 Posts
RE: White bloodcells in sperm Posted on: Aug 12, 2015 at 8:11am
yes its one of the possibilities.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.