Closed Thread
Page 7 of 109 FirstFirst ... 567891757107 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 1081
  1. #61
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,842
    Thanks
    5,273
    Thanked
    1,372
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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?

  2. #62
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked
    170
    Reviews
    0

    Default Azoospermia

    Dr P said about a 20% chance and Dr G agreed with that. Did he do a math equation with you DH results? That's how he tried to work it out for us. My DH inhibin level was below 10 it was that low they couldn't read it. What was yours? Sounds like you guys will have a very good chance

  3. #63
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,842
    Thanks
    5,273
    Thanked
    1,372
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Twosouls.... Thanks for you support and such confidence. I so hope it is good for us. No, Dr G didn't do a maths equation with us, I think, because at that time DH hadn't been tested for Inhibin B. I've read on here how others mentioned Dr G also did the maths equation for them. That's why I think some people got a percentage chance from his maths, but to us he just used the words "very good" and "excellent". The result for Inhibin B has only just come through the other day and it is 27 ng/L. Apparently normal levels are between 50-350 ng/L. My understanding is that Inhibin B is produced by the sertoli cells in order to produce sperm. And it seems to be, that there is nothing to take to duplicate Inhibin B, in order to increase sperm production.

    DH's FSH levels are also a little elevated 15.2 (normal 1.5 - 13.00) but I understand that FSH in males is directly related to Inhibin B which is supposed to suppress the FSH. So yes, everyone out there, if sperm is an issue, get FSH and Inhibin B levels checked - yet again, another thing I wish I knew 12 months ago. My DH says I should write a book!!

  4. #64
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked
    170
    Reviews
    0

    Default Azoospermia

    Wow sounds like you guys will have a really really good chance!! My DH fsh was 31!!! So his results are way out.

    Have you started sniffing? Any word on the donor list wait?

  5. #65
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,842
    Thanks
    5,273
    Thanked
    1,372
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    TwoSouls.... Thanks again for your excitement that the micro-dissection may work for us - I do hope so :-)

    Yes, I've been sniffing Syranel now for 11 days, and go in for a BT on Monday to see if it's done what it's supposed to. I spoke to Kirsty last week when she said that we would still be another 3-4 weeks away to getting donor sperm, so it wouldn't come through in time for this cycle. So we've decided to go ahead without the donor sperm, and hope that the micro-dissection does work :-) I've heard that someone else pulled out off the donor list, so have been secretly hoping that might push us closer, but there's been no phone call, so doubt it. Don't know if I should hassle her, and phone again later this week???

  6. #66
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked
    170
    Reviews
    0

    Default Azoospermia

    I phoned I think two weeks ago and she said we could still be 2 to 3 months away from getting to the top. I hope it's not that long!! When you don't need to be on the list which I'm sure will happen maybe I can take your spot haha!! I wish it could be as easy as that!

    I start the injections tonight and im a little scared!! I'm sure it won't be as bad as what i think it will be. I hope not anyway!

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to two souls For This Useful Post:

    MGC Bertie  (03-02-2013)

  8. #67
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,889
    Thanks
    452
    Thanked
    596
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Hi MGC Bertie. You mean me?
    I must admit, when Kirsty said that would mean everyone would move a place up the list & I said, "Do it then!" I was secretly hoping you'd get a call soon. Deffo ring her & ask where you are. I did a few times as we got closer to jabbing, because I was getting anxious about it. I think sometimes if it's down to you & one other person & you're starting right now & are the last person she spoke to .....
    Good luck!

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to peoniesarepretty For This Useful Post:

    MGC Bertie  (03-02-2013)

  10. #68
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,842
    Thanks
    5,273
    Thanked
    1,372
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Peonies.... hehe, yes you :-) Thanks, I go for a BT on Monday so yes, I think I will phone her later in the week - I'm thinking about 10 days before EPU should still be enough time to get a list and make a decision. If Kirsty's still a "no" then we're still no worse off. Thanks for the encouragement.

  11. #69
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    141
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    24
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by OptimisticAussie View Post
    Hi there,

    Just wondering how your husband initially reacted to donor sperm? Was he positive from the beginning? I think exhausting all options beforehand is certainly the way to go. It's so exciting that you're pregnant and that he is so happy and excited.

    Wow!!! I don't know if you looked at the dates of my post but this is SUCH a coincidence!!! I'm actually back on the hub while preparing to cycle to try for our second child and randomly saw your post!!

    in answer to your question he was positive from the beginning about using donor sperm but HAD to exhaust all efforts to find sperm before he could verbally commit to it. We did discuss ALL our options (remaining childless, adoption and donor sperm both known and anonymous) and decided anonymous donation was the way we wanted to go.


    our little one is now 20months and we're a very happy little family. Hubby is very engaged and connected and has been desperate for bub #2 since bub #1 was about three months old!!!!!!! and the genetics are really irrelevant.

    i will say that we didn't linger over our decision. We got our diagnosis in July and were pregnant by September, which helped I think. Even so there were moments of darkness and of doubt. DH and I have been friends since we were teenagers and I think our history and our level of communication helped minimise those moments. Those moments stopped once we felt our little one move I think. It's an absolutely amazing experience and genetics or not you are actually creating a life together.

    Hubby has actually said he wouldn't have things any other way now because then we wouldn't have THIS child.

    I think being a good support for the boys is a tricky skill in these times. Managing the disappointment (both yours and his) with his ego and the different ways men communicate, while still keeping the end goal in mind.

    I'm happy to answer any queries from "the other side" it was absolutely the right decision for us and I hope your journey turns out as well as ours!

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to cocosmum For This Useful Post:

    MGC Bertie  (04-02-2013)

  13. #70
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked
    170
    Reviews
    0

    Default Azoospermia

    Cocosmum

    Even though I didn't ask the question thank you so much for the info. My DH is azoo and we are gong in for EPU and micro dissection next Friday. If he doesn't find any sperm donor is the only other option.

    I'm glad to hear that donor worked out for you guys and that your husband feels so connected. That was one of the worries we had. Your story has reassured us that we are making the right decision and in the end everything will work out ok.

    Just one question I'm not sure what clinic you are going through or the situation but are using the same donor for #2? Is that a possibility when using donor sperm?


 

Similar Threads

  1. Azoospermia advice
    By OptimisticAussie in forum Male Infertility Issues
    Replies: 101
    Last Post: 03-12-2016, 06:58
  2. Azoospermia - no sperm
    By littlesunflowers in forum Male Infertility Issues
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 27-08-2016, 04:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Mother and Baby Shop
Save $$$ during our Christmas Sale Mother and Baby Shop
Great prices on Schoenhut kids pianos, toys, baby clothing as well as big brands like Pigeon, NUK, Cherub Baby and many more. Sale starts on 1 November 2016 and ends on the 27 December 2016. Hurry! Place your order today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Life Fertility
Life Fertility Clinic is a boutique fertility clinic located in Spring Hill, Brisbane. Our dedicated fertility and IVF specialists offer professional, holistic, personalised options for the treatment of each patient’s specific needs.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!