My partner was diagnosed with NOA azoospermia about 8 months ago. He was 22 fit and healthy and we had bo idea why this was happening. Doctors had no answers. We knew I had been pregnant 2 years before and miscarried so it must have been something fairly recent. He had 4 tests all came back with 0 sperm and we were referred to a specialist for further investigation.
He changed his diet and went vegan for a month no diet soft drinks at all and went to fertility specialist 6 weeks after last test which showed 50 million sperm per ml but only 1% normal so we resigned ourselves to the fact that ivf was probably going to be our only option.
2 months later I fall pregnant without even trying.
I believe that his raw vegan diet cutting out processed foods and drinks with chemicals changed everything for us.
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DeterminedOne : don't feel hijacking the thread. Many of us here had gone through the journey or half way through the journey or starting the journey. Azoospermia diagnostic is the most heartbreaking news for the couple. If you read through the thread, you will find many stories. I learned a lot from the experiences of ladies here. I consider myself half way through the journey. My hubby didn't do the TESA because my FS here in Perth against it. She said that the only way to find sperms for NOA case is with TESE. We were told slim chance and literally zero. She didn't want to perform TESE until a donor back up is in place. WA waiting list is two years and we didn't want to be in the limbo land for that long. As suggested by the ladies here, mTESE is the ultimate surgery and i read that it has better chance than TESE. So here we went to Sydney. We were given 50% chance but after the Dr saw what's happening in there, he dropped it down to 5%. We were lucky to find sperms at the lab in the end. Unfortunately, i have the miscarriage. It turns out to be my problem (ANA positive), which i am still beating myself up for it. The sperms are so precious for azoospermia patients.......so lesson learned. Have your FS tests for ANA if he/she doesn't before the IVF (some FS tests it as a routine) and don't just assume you are completely normal.
At the meantime, I am thinking about the donor........it is just difficult.
Thank you Sariele and gold coast mumma for your comments Gold Coast Mumma congrats that amazing. Sariele how did you feel about donor sperm, I am so guttered and I feel selfish its cut me to shreds that will never have our biological children, my DP was uncomfortable about it to start off with but now he has come to terms with the card he has been dealt and im still living in hope. I love my partner with all my heart when we first found out I didn't know what to do as my mum had only just passed I didn't really have anyone to talk too. I'm a very private person and my DP didn't want to tell anyone not even some family. I've also stacked the weight on and im tipping close to 110 and my clinic has weight limits. We a due to see our specialist next Thursday we need to have made choice on what path will be taking as we are next the donor list.
gold coast mumma: glad to hear that you guys found out the root of the problem and can be fixed.
MCGBertie: I have been thinking about you! So sorry to hear that you had to deal with the stones. Ya, if we haven't had enough.......hope that things go better now.
I can relate your feeling to someone on this thread, ie, go straight to donor without mTESE. It certainly isn't easy because some do feel the need of a closure. On the other hand, I am not sure what is worse -- that is knowing my DH has sperms but just can't do second round of mTESE due to low probability of success. This journey is never easy.......
DH doesn't allow me to talk to anybody in the family etc. The forum ladies here have been very supportive.
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DJNette... she's just gorgeous. I can't wait to have one to cuddle too - still sad about not being our own biological child, but will be so loved
@DJ Nette - she is beautiful 😊
@bphope - OMG I really hope you find out what going on...god as if you haven't been through enough! Life can be so cruel sometimes
@McG Bertie - I also just wanted to acknowledge your journey..I wish there was a magic wand
My DP has steroli cell only. We have had a TESA but not a mTESA. I have had some test done and some bloods taken at the specialist clinic but I'm not sure what they where for? We've been to 3 three different clinics I've lost count!! I haven't done a monitored cycle yet, I think this maybe our next step either way we go. I have been give all the meds for a cycle but because we need time to think it's just sat in the fridge waiting plus we where still waiting for donor sperm.
I just want to thank you all for responding, I understand that every persons journey is different, it's helps that I can finally relate to someone who I understands and doesn't know me from a bar of soap. This has been a huge step for me I've sat in the back ground for a while now to scared to post :/ I guess I wasn't ready
@djnett : she is gorgeous! So want to cuddle. Ya, i thought i would be a crying baby when I met my new born niece last yr but i was so happy to cuddle her.
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