I ve been on this forum since 2011, when my husband Tom was diagnosed with cml and I dont have words to express how much you guys helped us through those uncertain moments.
In the meantime things have been great, Tom is still on Sprycel, still MMR, having a normal life and we are so greatfull for that.
So here we are, both in our 30s and with this strong desire to start a family. Tom s specialist gave us green light, he said Sprycel should not be in the way for a man to father a child. One year and a half later, we havent got pregnant so we both went to get checked.
My results were all fine, but Tom s sperm was far from good. His sperm count is only 300 000/ml while the normal should be above 20 million, also the motility was very low, about 4%.
Now, he is having quite a balanced lifestyle, no smoking, very few drinking, regular exercise, so we can only think that Sprycel could be the blame, or perhaps the 3 weeks Hydroxyurea in 2011?
Our appointment with the fertility specialist is only in a month, and I m wondering if any of you here have been through a similar situation or have any clue if there could be a connection between Sprycel and low male fertility? Are there any men that fathered healthy babies while on TKIs?
Thanks a lot!