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    Puffsgirl11: So understand about the break, it is such a hard friggin road to travel along.

    We have had a really rough time, i did my first cycle in August, DH had a biopsy on the day i had EPU and they got 4 vials of sperm, the first vial they were all dead, the second vial only 4 live sperm and then they found enough in the third vial to fertilise my 12 eggs. We have 1 vial left over for next time although not sure how many are actually in there. We were lucky to get a BFP straight away but i had a MC at 8 weeks. Had a lot of problems after it and ended up in hospital due to retained product left in there from the D&C so then had to wait 5 months to do another cycle while all my levels went back to normal. Felt like the longest time of my life.

    I am doing my first cycle now since all this happened – a natural FET and am currently in the TWW, so hoping this one is a lot better. I have my BT on 20th of January.

    So glad to hear you have a plan for your next step of the way, in the months i had off between cycles i went to the gym nearly every day, ate super healthy (apart from the odd bender of a night) and really got myself back together again physically and emotionally. There is a great thread that Lindylou started in the “Pregnancy and babies through IVF’ section about things that people miss when they have kids, i have used this list that everyone has commented on to do as much of it as possible before i have kids. You should have a look at it, a lot of the stuff ladies have noted is stuff i would never of thought twice about,

    I wish you all the best in your journey babe

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    Hi Eternaloptimism,

    My husband was recently diagnosed with Azoospermia and I noticed that you mentioned your husband has an OA Obstructive (sorry trying to keep up with the lingo). We are still waiting to see the specialist and have no answers what so ever. I have been on the net ever since hearing the results looking and researching, not sure if that's always a good idea as it can send me a little crazy with fear. However I was wandering if there was any cause for your husbands obstruction? Had he had an operation or anything? Or was it just the case?
    This waiting and not knowing is very hard. The specialist room has re-opened for the year but I am also to nervous to see if there is any cancellations appointments... I am just so nervous.
    I would like one minute to pass where this isn't on my mind but I am also realising this is going to be a long journey and a hard one for both of us...

    Cheers
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    It's okay EternalOptimistic,
    I just went back and re-read your post from page one. It was so helpful and I thankyou for being so informative and taking your time to write your story, your journey has given me some peace (for now anyway). I actually read your post the first day we found out the news, not only did I look up the website provided which I thought was very clear and informative, I also started my DH on menevite.
    Here's hoping for some good luck, for all of us.
    I thankyou again.

    RTT

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    RTT:

    I am so sorry you are in this situation, it’s not easy, it consumed every minute of my life until we had out egg pick up on our first IVF cycle as that is when we found out one way or another if there were any sperm. I am glad my story could be of some help. When we were first diagnosed with my DH condition, it was so hard to deal with because I had never heard of it before and felt like he was the only one in the world with it. After doing lots of googling (I was obsessed with finding out everything I could) I found that there are so many others out their like that and there is still hope. We have been very lucky with our situation that they have found some sperm in a biopsy.

    Bub Hub is awesome for ladies going down the IVF path; it has truly been my only saving grace this whole time.

    Have you had any luck getting an appointment with a specialist? I really recommend getting the best possible specialist you can, as it can make a word of difference when they do a biopsy to find the sperm down there.

    I hope that everything goes well for you in your journey and keep in touch so we know how things work out for you

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    While TTC we discovered DH has a genetic condition in which he doesn't produce any sperm,never has and never will. He had genetic testing after a testicular biopsy. We have used a sperm donor, We had to wait about 6 months, but I needed an laparoscopy anyway and other investigations. There was only one on offer at the time but we found him acceptable, characteristics, education and interests pretty similar to DH. We're at Fertility North, and because its a donor we have to do ICSI.

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    Hi EternalOptimistic,

    Well we got some results today and it looks like my DH is a carrier of CF. So now we just have to hope and pray that they find sperm. We have been seeing my gyno who has been trying to get as many test done as possible before our specialist appointment which is in a few weeks. She was quite hopeful that in most cases they find sperm with a man that carries CF but obviously not to get our hopes up, we just have to wait and hope for the best. I am remaining optimistic for the time being and almost literally holding my breath till we find out.

    RTT xx

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    EternalOptimistic... just a quick question. Once you found out your DH had OA due to the vas missing did you have to start IVF and get to the collection of the eggs before they do a biopsy on DH? And do they wait till this point as this is when the sperm is at its best? I was re-reading your messages above and just trying to piece everything together.

    Cheers RTT

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    RTT,

    I thought Id reply to your post as we have Azoo too. DH has a blockage at the site of his vasectomy reversal. But with us they scheduled his biopsy before we started IVF and stated that they would freeze anything they found.

    When i did the IVF cycle they did keep asking me what time DH was booked in for his biopsy so I assume the 'normal' is to have the EPU and a biopsy on the same day and then have a frozen sample as a backup if required.

    They do prefer fresh because like everything there could be issues with thawing.

    That said we did use our thawed sample and got eight out of fourteen eggs fertilized.

    Goodluck!

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    Hi RTT,

    From what we have been told and also what I have googled, having CF as the cause for Azoospermia is the best outcome in this type of situation. I have never heard of a case where there was no sperm at all from this particular circumstances and believe me I have read every piece of medical literature written and every forum on this topic so its really not bad news.

    Our FS prefers to use fresh sperm so we had the biopsy done the same time as my EPU, Literally DH came in with me for my EPU then he went straight in and had his biopsy, he was only gone for about 15 mins and didn’t require any general anasetic (sp?), just local to numb the area. He was sore for that day but he just took panadol and was fine. He was very bruised for another few days but he didn’t ever really complain that it was that sore.

    We found once we got all these results back about the CF being confirmed (I had to have the CF test done as well) , things moved very quickly and we started a cycle the following week once I got my period. (I had already had loads of tests done on me a few months earlier). We did get pregnant our first cycle but ended in MC at 8 weeks, this had nothing to do with CF or anything like that, it was just one of those things that happen.

    I am currently in the TWW at the moment, I have my BT in 2 days so really hoping this time works and it sticks .

    Please know that this is a really good outcome as it’s just a physical blockage, you should be really happy to have these results back and sleep a little easier now

    I found it really hard to find someone to talk to about this particular thing, so if you have any more questions, please feel free to keep asking away or PM me

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    Thankyou EternalOptimistic and jacklicky... for all your information and help. You answering me has helped so much...
    EternalOptimistic...
    I cant tell you what a relief this is!!!! My DH and I are walking around the house literally smiling... However the cautious side of me is still telling me to not get too excited.
    I've had plenty of blood tests, my current gyno is sending me a CF test... crossing my whole body for that one. However, I have not had any of the pre-IVF tests. So I will have to under go all of that before any other steps are taken.

    I'm not sure how to PM you... I havent search the whole of bubhub site yet, I just found this link and come straight to here each time. I'll try and figure it out...

    I truly can not thankyou enough for so naturally supply your support

    I wish ALL the luck for 2 days time.... May this one be the one.... xx

    Thinking of you
    RTT xxxx


 

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