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    Yeap, PR in oz.

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    @neti: All priv insurance companies have 12 months waiting period for IVF. They cover hospital portion of the cost only. It is certainly worth it if you want to do ivf. in my case , I did extra stuff which required day and overnight hospital fees. It is near a thousand per admission. Who knows. If I get lucky, I might need the cover for priv OB in the near future. You have to pay the insurance excess for the hospital first, of course. I have $250 excess per yr as i worked out the premium cost with $0 excess is a lot more than the money I would pay out of pocket. Private insurance cost varies from company to company. You just have to compare. Other things will be covered by medicare partly. I haven't done a fresh cycle with medicare so can't tell you the total cost out of pocket. I did for FET. $1500 for the clinic and on top of misc that I did. I was actually out of pocket close to $5k. But that's a special case as I am an interstate patient. The clinic quotes ~$3500 out of pocket after medicare rebate. You need to add a hundred or two for medication. So if you don't have priv insurance to cover hospital, expect at least $500 for day hospital. The pharmaceutical cover isn't worth it with priv insurance. I am not too happy with my priv health fund but I am sticking with them until next jan as they start the rebate limit based on the calendar yr. this only applies to extra not hospital, I think.

    It sounded like you have a very success story with azoo. This thread is a bit depressing with no success on NOA patient. If you don't mind telling the success story here, we would be enlighten. Oh your dh probably needs to be covered with hospital if he needs the procedure.
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    Hi ladies,

    I'm a newbie & DH has NOA azoo. In melb & egg collection & DH biopsy tomorrow.

    Will let you know how I go. We are given 30% chance of finding sperm tomorrow. HUBBY has high FSH. They are expecting about 6 eggs.

    I'm so nervous & trying to relax.

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    Femmefatal.... good luck tomorrow - both for EPU and the biopsy. Is your DH having an mTESE (micro-TESE) in surgery, as it sounds like it? Had they found any sperm through fine needle aspiration or a regular biopsy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGC Bertie View Post
    Femmefatal.... good luck tomorrow - both for EPU and the biopsy. Is your DH having an mTESE (micro-TESE) in surgery, as it sounds like it? Had they found any sperm through fine needle aspiration or a regular biopsy?
    I'm not sure. It's an open biopsy so they will cut his testes open so I think it is micro tese. He has a cyct as well that want to send for testing.

    I'm trying not to be to nervous/excited


    Me 33 DH 34 azoospermia
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    Femmefatal... that definitely sounds like a mTESE, as it's definitely the "end-of-the-line" procedure for finding sperm. Normally most men would have had a fine needle aspiration first, and then a needle biopsy to determine if there's any sperm - has your DH had one or both of those? There's only two specialists in Sydney who do the mTESE - Dr Golovsky and Dr Lok. For the benefit of Victorian's who are reading this, what the name of your DH's specialist? Hope the cyst turns out OK as well. Good luck - we will be cheering you on, as Azoo has been such a dreadful thing to come to terms with (though my DH came to terms with it much better and quicker than I did!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGC Bertie View Post
    Femmefatal... that definitely sounds like a mTESE, as it's definitely the "end-of-the-line" procedure for finding sperm. Normally most men would have had a fine needle aspiration first, and then a needle biopsy to determine if there's any sperm - has your DH had one or both of those? There's only two specialists in Sydney who do the mTESE - Dr Golovsky and Dr Lok. For the benefit of Victorian's who are reading this, what the name of your DH's specialist? Hope the cyst turns out OK as well. Good luck - we will be cheering you on, as Azoo has been such a dreadful thing to come to terms with (though my DH came to terms with it much better and quicker than I did!!)
    It's his first procedure. We only found out 2 months ago & this is our first go at ivf/ICSI. We will look at other options depending on tomorrows results.

    I'm seeing dr. Schlomi barak at melb Ivf. He was referred to by my gp. He isn't as famous as other FS but we managed to do everything with 2 months of finding out as compared to the long wait the other FS's have.


    Me 33 DH 34 azoospermia
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    Femmefatal.... don't want to scare your DH, but if it is a mTESE, then he does know that he'll be unable to go to work for 3 days, and will be in a lot of pain for a week, and will be at least two weeks before he's feeling a bit more normal again? Is that what you were told? Otherwise, since your DH hasn't had either of the two less invasive procedures, perhaps he's having one of those instead? You'll have to let us know tomorrow. Fingers crossed xx

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    Hi Bertie, they said 3 days off work for him. Then it's the weekend so he will be at work only on Monday. Lots of painkillers I think. But the dr said he will be able to walk out tomorrow. Will post here as soon as I wake up. I go in at 8am for EGC & he goes in at 10.


    Me 33 DH 34 azoospermia
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    hi everyone , we have been working with an azoospermia diagnosis for a few years now .. I know all too well how devastating it can be .. We were able to extract sperm last year and about to start our first cycle of ivf . So much to get my head around especially since I can conceive naturally , I really struggled for a long time to accept that I never would be able to with my partner due to his condition . Would love to talk with anyone in similar situation .. I have felt very alone dealing with this , for a long time it's comforting to realise I am Infact not alone . Sending much love to you all x

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