Something interesting I read about "Inhibin B" levels fromhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12749428
They did a study on the effects of Inhibin B on the outcomes of testicular sperm extraction (TESE) and of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). They looked at two groups of men with non-obstructive azoospermia
- group "A1" of 25 ICSI cycles from 42 men with Inhibin B <15 pg/mL = 21% fertilisation
- group "A2" of 35 ICSI cycles from 33 men with Inhibin B > or = 15 pg/mL. = 48% fertilisation
I know it's not definitive, but it sort of indicates why Dr Golovsky thinks highly of doing the Inhibin B test, and how those with levels <15 he gives 20% chance, while two others here on Bubhub have mentioned previously he gave them 50% chance (I'm guessing now that their Inhibin B levels were >15). Again, I wish we'd known the importance of that test, and would have asked to have had that done a year ago too!! Hindsight is great - I just hope that some others will read this in the future and get the test done as soon as someone mentions a sperm issue. Wish everyone luck :-)
Interestingly I only found out about those percentage chances after our visit to Dr Golovsky. He didn't give us a percentage chance, and instead used the words "very good" chance, a little later in the appointment an "excellent" chance, and later that we'd probably get straws to freeze!!
Two Souls.... I'm wondering.... did Dr Golovsky give you a percentage chance or rather chance words like he told us?