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    Default Vasectomy Reversal OR ICSI/IVF? Not sure which way to go!

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    I have been doing a lot of reading and am still unsure as to what path we would be better taking.
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    Hi Monroe, my DH had a vasectomy around 10 years ago (no kids) because his ex didn't want kids! We tried the reversal first in 2009 which was unsuccessful, so we went straight to IVF. The first bit of advice I would give you is to find out from your DH's Dr (if they still have the records) what they did to his tubes, because with DH they removed everything, so there was nothing left to reconnect and we had zero chance of it ever being successful, and we were quite a few thousand $$ out of pocket for the privilege! Thankfully our FS was amazing and knew what we wanted to he took sperm out while DH was under his GA and we have had that on ice for our cycles. Private health will only cover the costs for the day surgery, and maybe the gap for the Dr's fees for the surgery (still not much), medicare will cover some of it but you will still be out of pocket quite a bit of money.

    If we had our time over again, we would have put that money straight into IVF, hindsight is a wonderful thing, but that was our situation, and yours might be different depending on the Dr that did the procedure in the first place. My understanding with a reversal is that you still have to give it a few months to see if the reconnection is a success, and to make sure there are no antibodies killing the sperm, and if there are you will be faced with the IVF route anyway.

    I would make an appt with a few Drs (if you are able) to discuss your options to make sure you choose someone who is right for you. As the Dr who did DH's reversal was also a fertility specialist, he remained our Dr throughout all our IVF procedures and therefore had full knowledge of our situation.

    Good luck with your decision, there are pros and cons of each option but you can only do what's best for you.

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    Hi My Hubby had his reversed after 14 years, He did it through the urologist and the way they billed us we didn't have much out of pocket that was 11 years ago. It was successful. We now have a 9 and 7 yo. Very happy that it worked this way for us.

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    Thank you ladies
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    Hi there, My DH had a vasectomy approx 13 yrs ago, and we have just finished our second IVF cycle with no embys to tranfer, so our easter weekend was very sad. There was 12 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 4 fertilized and none made it to day 3. The nurse IVF told us a few days later there was a note on the file about the sperm motility, which is very confusing as they told us the frozen sperm when it was thawed on collection day was fine and they did not need to retrieve any more from DH via needle aspiration. We are very upset and confused as my DH was waiting and ready to have the proceedure if required. There was no mention of low motility in the first cyle, which only had one emby fertalised and transfered on day 3 with BFN.
    Anyhow, we are now considering whether any future IVF cycles are worth considering and we go straight to a reversal and try our luck there.
    My DH already has 2x teenagers and we are both able to concieve.


    We are now wondering whether the right thing was done by us, and whether they did not realise my DH was there to give a fresh sample.
    Anyway we are in Melbourne.
    If anyone has a reversal recomendation of a surgeon or similar IVF experience, I would like to hear it.
    Thanks.

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    Hi there

    My DH had a reversal done after 10 years so we could start a family. It was successful but I ended up being the one with fertility issues!

    We used dr Robert Woolcott, he is excellent. You can google him and find his internet page which talks about his success rates.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by peninsulagirl View Post
    Hi there, My DH had a vasectomy approx 13 yrs ago, and we have just finished our second IVF cycle with no embys to tranfer, so our easter weekend was very sad. There was 12 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 4 fertilized and none made it to day 3. The nurse IVF told us a few days later there was a note on the file about the sperm motility, which is very confusing as they told us the frozen sperm when it was thawed on collection day was fine and they did not need to retrieve any more from DH via needle aspiration. We are very upset and confused as my DH was waiting and ready to have the proceedure if required. There was no mention of low motility in the first cyle, which only had one emby fertalised and transfered on day 3 with BFN.
    Anyhow, we are now considering whether any future IVF cycles are worth considering and we go straight to a reversal and try our luck there.
    My DH already has 2x teenagers and we are both able to concieve.


    We are now wondering whether the right thing was done by us, and whether they did not realise my DH was there to give a fresh sample.
    Anyway we are in Melbourne.
    If anyone has a reversal recomendation of a surgeon or similar IVF experience, I would like to hear it.
    Thanks.

    Sorry to hear you had a dissapointing result

    id they do ICSI with your ivf cycle to fertilize your eggs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motherwillbe View Post
    Sorry to hear you had a dissapointing result

    id they do ICSI with your ivf cycle to fertilize your eggs?
    Yes they did. I must admitt I am still getting used to all this lingo. I did a little web searching and where lt was mentioned how low motile sperm can fertilise but may not be strong enough to go past the first few cell stage.
    Anyhow, my DH is still doing research on possible reversal clinics. There are so many mixed stories out there, of successes and failures and intibodies etc. Its hard to know where the best choice is.

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    Hi Ange1111
    My DH did some research and he is booked in to Metrocentre in Gold Coast QLD in 2 weeks (20/06/14). He is booked in this Friday (in Melbourne) for a pre consultation, where I assume they do a untrasound to check all the bits in order. They booked in all the approintments pretty quick after he made inital contact with them. You have to pay the full value of the VR up front at least two weeks prior to the procedure, which I guess is fair enough, as they may have had no-shows in the past I presume. Then you can claim from Medicare and/or your healthcare insurance after the proceedure.
    Anyway.. thats the news so far!

    If anyone else is reading this, I would like to know how their experience with Metrocentre has been? Just for curiosity sake!

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    I would do both! I would do the reversal and start IVF. Cover all bases. If it happens naturally yay, if not you're not wasting time.


 

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