View Full Version : Help vasectomy reversal vs ivf, icis etc
I have a few questions i hope some of you lovely ladies can help me answer, dh had a vasectomy 2.5years ago after our third after a hard pregnancy and lots of health problems with our bubs etc long story short we both would now like a forth!!
We were thinking a vasectomy reversal was the ways to go but after alot of reading of previous post alot of people who seemed to have had them were eventually unsucessful and went through ivf anyhow?? dh had his done by an army dr so i also don't know how much of a butcher the dr was??
So i was wondering others experiences and can anyone recommend a good fs in melbourne that we can go to discuss our options??
And what is the correct procedure and prices involved for ivf - pesa, icis etc and what is involved and the cost as oposed to around $6000 for a vas rev, and who has had ivf this way and how many attempts did it take and how my embro's did you have transfer etc i know i have asked a million questions so hopefully someone can answer some of them i would be so greatful,
Thought i would mention dh is 30 and i am 29 both in good health i have crohns disease but thats it have had no problems falling in the past have had 2 miscarriages and have 3 children.
Happy new year to you all
Happy New Year!:party:
We were told by Doctors that the way to go nowadays is to go thru IVF/ICSI rather than have a reversal as there is much pain associated with having a reversal and not all are successful.
Age was not on our side, so we were grateful to go thru IVF.... gave us a much needed chance at having a baby. As you have no fertility probs, your success rate will be higher as your only reason for going thru IVF/ICSI is male fertility. I personally would get a referral from your GP to see someone at an IVF Clinic.... and take it from there....
I went to Monash Clayton.... they are fabulous there!
I have private messaged you.
Thank you so much guys for your reply, they were both a great insight, we are going to book into a fertility specialist in feb to have a chat about our options but think ivf/icis is kinder way on dh behalf sounds less painfull, so hopefully it is only dh male infertility we are dealing with and hopefully nothing has poped up with me since last pregnancy my biggest fear is miscarriage after having had 2 previously. Thank you guys it is really reassuring reading your stories
hi shezi thanks for your reply yeh i would really like another girl too?? How old was your sister?? did they transfer 1 or 2 embyos?? and who did she go through sorry for all the questions but you can never be too informed iykwim!!
Thanks heaps i really appreciate the reply
sorry to butt in, but our dr told us (he does both IVF and reversal ) that you should do the reversal first as if it doesnt work you have IVF to fall back on, as when they take sperm from the man it can do damage that can make it impossible in some cases to do a reversal later if you choose.
Also IVF worked out for us at about $6000 each round - and no guarentees of pregnancy, which means another $6000 again... we figured that the money is better spent ion the reversal first - if the doc gets in and it cant be done - we get our money back!
Hi well i had a reversal 2 years ago after having the vasectomy 6 years prior.
did your reversal work?
My husband too, had vasectomy 6 years ago and now we want to have a child and he's been told that after a reversal you have to wait for about 7 years to be fertile. Is that true?
My partner had a ves about 6-7 years prior. If you have the reversal we were told it can take 2 years of trying before they can tell if the reversal has worked or not. We went IVF as we did not want to go through 2 years of being dissappointed each month.
I was 30 partner was 38. We did IVF and ICSI. We put back 2 embies at 5 days for the 1st cycle and I got pregnant with fraternal twin girls.:yelclap:
I'm also debating whether to do vas reversal or ivf - as we would only be having one more bub (if we were lucky enough to have success) we are thinking ivf will make more sense. Is anyone able to tell me what the costs are for the sperm removal and ivf procedure per cycle?
Any info would be great. I have specialist appointment in 2 months so I'm trying to find out everything I can so I know whether to get referred to IVF clinic or surgeon for reversal.
The doctors make it seem like such a simple and affordable procedure when a man wants the snip, I wish we were warned about costs / difficulty in trying to get pregna:confused:nt later on!
DH had an 11 year vasectomy when we had our appoint with a FS. The FS recommended that we do IVF and we were lucky with our 1st cycle. We haven't been so lucky TTC #2 though.
mumzo: given that you are yet to have your appoint I would recommend that your man starts taking menevit (a vitamin supplement) now as it takes sperm 74 - 78 days to mature. As far as IVF costs go, it will vary from clinic to clinic. I'm at Flinders here in Adelaide and our next cycle which includes a TESA will cost close to $5700, the TESA being $700 - $800. The thing is we will get most of this back because we have been trying since the start of the year and hit the medicare safety net after our first cycle. When you hit the safety net you will get 80% back on all things covered by medicare for the rest of that financial year. So basically the government has paid for most of our attempts this year. From a financial point of view hopefully we get a :bfp: in the next cycle because it might be the last for the year. We'd have to fork out the full amount next year.
... So register for the medicare safety net, it's a lifesaver!
I too think ivf makes more sense in your situation.
I agree, guys are not educated enough, or counselled when they get the snip! My DH got the snip after the birth of his 2nd child (previous marriage) because there were fears that his son had cerebral palsy (he didn't and has turned out fine) but DH thought that he was responsible!! I had to tell him that CP was not a genetic disorder... poor man.
Thanks for the reply fizzgig75. I'm so pleased you were able to get a bub after vas, it really gives me some hope. Was your ivf done with sperm removed from your hubby by needle (sorry I dont know the technical terms), and how painful was it for him? It's so hard to find info anywhere on the net, so its amazing to find people here who have been through all this before.
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