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    Default Azoospermia success stories (no sperm donor)

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    I was after some success stories with people who have azoospermia and haven't used a sperm donor.

    My DH had his first SA come back with no sperm in sample so he will do a 2nd test next week and we will wait those results.

    We don't want to use a sperm donor so I am after success stories on people who have gone on to have biological children.

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    Hi, I'm sorry to read your diagnosis. We have two bio kids through icsi ivf. My dh also have zero sperm at first sample. The next sample was also bleak but done through the clinic who "spun" the sample down to find a few that were dead. This was reassuring because we knew then that dh had atleast had the ability to make sperm. We spent the next three months eating healthy, working out and taking a tonne of natural supplements. Please have a look for the thread "warren de Ambrosis appreciation thread" which outlines somewhere in there all the supplements that our fs put us on. It made a huge difference and come egg pick up day we had millions of sperm to chose from and got very luck first cycle with our dd1.

    Dd2 took quite a few more cycles but I think that was a mixture of my eggs getting older as well as the sperm issues. We also added melatonin to the regime of supps. Please google melatonin for sperm quality. There is a Japanese study that had promising results. We cautiously started taking it. Within a month I fell pregnant naturally but later miscarried. Devastating at the time but also gave us hope that perhaps the melatonin was helping? Stayed in it for two more months and come egg pick up day my dh had millions of sperm at almost normal levels! We got dd2 on that cycle.

    I know we are very luck and not everyone's situation will be the same as ours but I want you to know there is hope. Good luck.

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    Thank you so much your story gives me so much hope .

    I was reading about Warren and wanted him as our FS until I found that the wait time is 12 months to see him! The thing is that time is not on our side with me being almost 37. I liked how he will tell it as it is .

    The hunt is now on to find someone .

    I have like to have my plans in place just incase we need them.

    I will look up all the supplements. The Japanese one can you buy it locally?

    Thank you again for the hope

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    My DH was told he has azoospermia after two SA came back with zero sperm. Our FS referred my DH to another specialist who performed a biopsy. Whilst she was in there she noticed he was missing his vas deferens (CAVD = Congenital absence of the vas deferens) but was able to extract sperm which had no way of getting out otherwise. The sperm was frozen and I went on to do IVF/ICSI and now a have a beautiful 13mo DD.

    Before my DH had the biopsy he'd also had ultrasounds which didn't show much.

    We had no idea why he had CAVD until after my DD was born and we had a call from the genetics department at our children's hospital with her Guthrie test results. We had to have further testing and found out she was a Cystic Fibrosis carrier. Turns out that CAVD can be connected with CF. We now know my DH is definitely a CF carrier but haven't had further testing to see if he is affected (this will cost us and the CAVD is the only issue he has anyway). I'm not a carrier so any further children we have can only be carriers.

    Good luck on your journey and if you want to know any more from me just ask

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    Thank you so much . I am loving hear the positive stories. I hope to have success too.

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    You need a script to buy Melatonin here in Australia and it's pretty expensive so I bought mine online from the usa. It's a fraction of the cost. The supp isn't Japanese, just the study that looked into it.

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    Unfortunately, I don't have a success story to tell. It really depends on the diagnosis. If i understand correctly, nicole83 hubby has sperms in the semen so that's very positive with diet changes etc. Caketin hubby has obstructive azoo. Non-obstructive azoo is complicated, most likely genetic. You should try to find out the cause first. All the best!

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    Thanks very much . DH has done the 2nd SA (all in the container this time) and we will get the results when we see the Dr on Thursday night (stupid new laws where they can't give you the results over the phone!)

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    So we got the 2nd results back and they are the same zero sperm. We have a referral to a specialist but so heart broken right now. My biggest fear is that they can't help us

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    @Malak: I am so sorry to hear. The diagnosis is a shock and it takes us years to come to term. I recommend you to read the azoospermia thread. There are a lot of info out there throughout the years. I honestly won't have been here without the support from the ladies on there. They have given me so much knowledge. While it is no good news, it doesn't mean that you can't be the lucky one to have DH biological child. I see that you are in QLD? There are two ladies there who went through the process with a micro-surgeon. You might need to get in touch to know who they saw (there are at the azoospermia thread). I can find their username if you want.

    I suggest you to find a male fertility specialist. They need to find out the cause. If it is obstructive, the chance of finding sperms is almost 100%. Non-obstructive is more complicated and the chance is extremely slim. The FS will run some BTs to make sure it isn't genetic in this case (such as chromosome micro-deletion), which they might discourage sperm extraction. Check out the cornell urology website. It has good explanation about all of these conditions.

    If it turns out to be NOA, you best choice is to go direct with microTESE. Again, the FS will run test to find out the chances. Please don't waste time to do TESE/TESA in the NOA case. You don't want DH to do such procedure more than once! If they are going to find sperms, mTESE is the ultimate surgery. It will not leave you any doubt......Ideally testicular mapping is the best technique in conjunction with mircoTESE but no one practices mapping here in Australia.

    Take good care of your DH. He needs your support. Hugs.

    PM me if you want more info. (ps: we are at the cross road of deciding donor or being childless. It takes many years for DH to say no to IVF, no donor to yes to all. I have yet to cross that line to the other side of the donor path. All ladies on the azoo thread have told me that they won't even look back with a baby in their arm now.)
    Last edited by bbhope; 04-09-2014 at 20:04.


 

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