Im in Sydney and went thru Genea (I think formerly Sydney ivf?). Let me know if u need name of FS as well. He said that we should go straight to IMSI and not bother with other options given extent of the sperm motility issue... HTH
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08-11-2012 10:06 #11
08-11-2012 10:20 #12
Has anyone used IMSI for male factor?
08-11-2012 10:28 #13
My FS was Mark Bowman - I know some ppl didn't like him and during consultation, he is a bit in a hurry and talks fast but I found when doing the egg collection and transfer, he was really good - kept us informed and talked to us the whole time.. There's a lot of other good FS at Genea so ask around. Not cheap but def worth it for us esp since we were successful first time around with IMSI.
Good luck and let me know if u have any more q's!
08-11-2012 10:41 #14
08-11-2012 11:59 #15
Re: Has anyone used IMSI for male factor?
We were genea aswell, in Newcastle.
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09-11-2012 14:39 #16
I'm feeling really disheartened today. I spoke to a scientist at Monash IVF in QLD and she said that no one is QLD is using it yet (personally called QFG, City and Monash to check). She also told me she used it in the UK and personally wouldn't travel interstate for it. She didn't think the technology was that great.
I thought I had a plan (again) by discovering IMSI and now I am confused. She suggested PICSI which is what we have done, and I also told her that I managed to fall pregnant naturally (only to miscarry). Then she changed her mind and said that PICSI wouldn't be that useful after all because the sperm ARE managing to bind the egg if I fell pregnant naturally it's just basically there is something wrong with them (DNA/chromosomes).
I am so lost today. I wish I knew the answer
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09-11-2012 14:50 #17
Nicole, its a sh1tty journey.
Have you considered using PGD (Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis). Costs a fair bit but basically DNA screens the embryos.
If you believe that it's a chromosomal issue than I think it would be unlikely that IMSI would be able to pick up on those issues just by sight. I am intrigued as to how clinics select which sperm to inject the eggs with if they don't microscopically pick the best ones. I seriously thought that was how they all did it, but clearly not.
19-10-2014 14:56 #18Junior Member
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Hi guys, I know this is an old thread...but I am also wondering if anyone from melbourne has an exposure to IMSI. I am only looking into IMSI as that's the only thing that looks relevant to us - as PICSI or HA-ICSI needs minimum 200 000 or so sperm parameters in order to be performed. For those with severe male factor with only a few sperm in a sample IMSI seems like an option. Any advice would be appreciated from those who have used it. And why you ended up using it. Thanks!
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22-10-2014 21:25 #20Junior Member
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Hi Grebbeci, did you get success on the first cycle? And we're they motile sperm?
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